So, uh, Maybe I Was Wrong About the Playstation Move

moveI’ve ripped the Move in the past for hiding costs, saying that gamers will need more than just a single Move controller to do much with it. But I might have been wrong.

The US Playstation blog had a post today about the various bundles you can get, but those aren’t new. Where this blog post is relevant in that it really explains why the Move bundle only includes one controller.

“For the vast majority of PlayStation Move games, you can play with one motion controller when playing solo. There are some titles that give you the option to play single-player with one *or* two motion controllers if you would like, such as Sports Champions. It’s completely up to you. One title launching this fall that is an exception worth noting is The Fight: Lights Out, which requires two motion controllers to deliver the best possible experience, tracking both arms and your head with one-to-one precision.”

Furthermore, here’s a bit about the navigation controller that I found interesting:

The Playstation Move Navigation Controller is an optional add-on that brings directional buttons, an analog stick, and two face buttons into the PlayStation Move’s control scheme. The sleek Navigation Controller essentially replicates the left side of the DualShock 3 controller for familiar and natural control. At $29.99, we think it’s a wonderful supplement to the PlayStation Move platform, especially for games like Heavy Rain, where you control a character, but it’s not required for any of the PlayStation Move games. The DualShock 3 controller that came with your PS3 will let you do everything the Navigation Controller does in all PlayStation Move titles.

So there you go.  My confusion stemmed from basically all Move demos using two Move controllers. So while I stand by my previous assertion that you’ll need to spend at least $150 to get the full experience, I’m happy to learn that there are legitimate options. I’m also happy to correct myself when I’m wrong, internet.

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6 Comments on So, uh, Maybe I Was Wrong About the Playstation Move


On July 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm

“So, Uh,(MAYBE) i was worng abut the playstation move”

Maybe, it’s not like you’re saying you’re were wrong, it’s a possibility according to you.
Use internet with responsibility and do good gaming press.


On July 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I hate to say this… but this has been known since e3


On July 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

No I think you were wrong to think this is news.

Move not requiring 2 wands is Pre-E3 old. DualShock 3 subbing for the Nav Controller was revealed around E3.

Also these costs were revealed some time ago. So there is literally nothing current about this information except for your “prompt” discovery.


On July 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm

ps eye and two glowy ball controllers is affordable. one of my controllers is an original sixaxis and would float away if tied to a balloon so i dont need the nav ones

Phil Owen

On July 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Sometimes I miss things, and I wanted to correct myself here rather than have my previous post about it be my final word. This is me calling myself out for being uninformed previously.


On July 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I hate to say this! but this has been known since e3