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What PlayStation Move Setup is Right for You?

John Koller's Avatar + Posted by John Koller on Jul 14, 2010 // VP of Platforms Marketing, SCEA

Now that E3 2010 is in the books and all of the launch details around PlayStation Move have been announced, I know a lot of you may be wondering exactly what you need to start playing motion-controlled gaming on the PS3. So, here’s a primer that spells out all the great options that will be available and how much it will cost you to get up and running with PlayStation Move.

PlayStation Move bundle set

The PlayStation Move platform consists of the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and, of course, the PS3 system. We’ll offer various options for you to choose from depending on what hardware you already own and what kind of PlayStation Move experience will satisfy you. Here’s a breakdown of prices depending on your current situation.

What Move Setup is Right for You?

I don’t yet have a PS3

  • Your best option: *PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle
  • How much it will cost? $399.99

PS3 Move Bundle

I have a PS3 and nothing else

  • Your best option: **PlayStation Move Bundle
  • How much it will cost? $99.99

Move Bundle

I have a PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera

  • Your best option: Move Motion Controller
  • How much it will cost? $49.99

Move Controller

*The PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle comes with: a PS3 system, 1 PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye Camera, the Sports Champions Blu-ray game and a PlayStation Move game demo disc.

** The PlayStation Move Bundle comes with: 1 PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye camera, the Sports Champions Blu-ray disc game and a PlayStation Move demo disc.

For those of you who own a PS3 already, the PlayStation Move Bundle is the complete Move package, offering everything that you, your friends and your family need to enjoy PlayStation Move in both single-player and multiplayer modes. The PlayStation Move platform is designed to be flexible. We’ve done our best to give you plenty of options, both in terms of gameplay and hardware, so you can customize your PlayStation Move experience to fit the way you game.

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.

In many games, when you’re playing against friends or family, you can all share one motion controller – in a game like Start the Party!, for example, players can just pass the motion controller around. You will need more than one motion controller only for simultaneous game play — for example, if you’re going head-to-head with a friend in a Sports Champions gladiator duel, you will each need your own motion controller.

PlayStation Move

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.

It all goes back to the PlayStation philosophy that every consumer is different, and everybody benefits when you get to make your own choices. An extra motion controller or a navigation controller are additive to the PlayStation Move experience. For some of you, aiming a bow and arrow with two motion controllers in Sports Champions will be the enhanced realism you’re craving; for others, one controller will work just fine.

Bottom line is, we’ve got you all covered. We hope we’ve provided enough great options for all of you out there and can’t wait until you can get your hands on PlayStation Move come September 19th.

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+ Thrasher20 on July 14th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

Sweet stuff


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+ Duckols on July 14th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

I like the stand alone Move controller price, but that navigation controller price needs to come down at least $10 for me to buy it. Honestly, from what I played at E3, the Navigation controller is pretty uncomfortable to hold, so I’m not paying more for that than the Wii nunchuck controller that fits comfortably into a person’s hand. Drop the navigation controller price or bundle it with the Move controller for $60 and I’ll buy it day 1. But at the current prices, I’m perfectly happy with my Wii.


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+ J_KILL_SEAL on July 14th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

I have a PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera
Your best option: Move Motion Controller
How much it will cost? $49.99


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+ subbed on July 14th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

Both the move controller and the nav are priced too high for me to get at launch. Maybe as cheaper knock-offs come out and there are more games that I really want I will get one. Think about that actually what game controllers does socery need? 1 or 2 move controllers? and/or a nav?


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+ texas_ride on July 14th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

i agree with a lot of folks on here, it’d be nice to have a Move bundle that featured a Move controller, a navigation controller and Sports Champions for $100. It’s note quite as sweet a deal as the bundle with Move, Eye and Sports Champions, but it would help those of us that already have the Eye make the jump into Move.


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+ poodude on July 14th, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

Sorcery pretty much sold me on the Move, luckily I already have a PS Eye so I’ll just need to buy option 3. Would have been nice if you could have bundled the Move and Navigation controllers together though.


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+ oilahize on July 14th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

I’ll take the one with the Nav controller. Wait…wtf…fml.


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+ Phoenix8387 on July 14th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

How big is the HDD in the System Bundle?
And most importantly, when will they be available? :)

I currently have a 60GB PS3 but am wanting to upgrade to a slim (as I don’t play many PS2 games anymore). I have a 250GB HDD in my system now, so anything larger would make me very ecstatic.


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+ Thrasher20 on July 14th, 2010 at 1:11 pm said:

Can I use my PS Eyetoy?


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+ THKJamesMaxx on July 14th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

Can’t you guys give a bundle option of two motion controllers, a nav conroller, camera, and game (some sort of “deluxe” bundle) for 129.99? It would be a complete experience for some who don’t want to buy all that separately because I’m pretty sure I’ll end up having to buy 2 motion controllers and a nav controller for one reason or another, so a bundle with a price like 130 would really help my wallet out and be less than any of the competitor’s offerings. So can you guys consider it or submit it as an idea or SOMETHING?


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+ rgoff31 on July 14th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

I have the eye camera already. Looks like I’ll need:
+Move Motion Controller
+Move Navigation Controller

Don’t see a good bundle for me.


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+ krae_man on July 14th, 2010 at 1:16 pm said:

Sony, I don’t think your have your logo on the boxes enough.


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+ TakiFuGu on July 14th, 2010 at 1:16 pm said:

The Move seems a bit expensive. I already own a PS Eye. If I buy the Move solo at $49.99, Sports Champion for $39.99 and a navigation controller $29.99. I’ll be looking at $130 with tax roughly. I’m going to wait for a price drop or the bargain bins. Not to mention, I will be needing a second PS Move and Navigation controller. Pricy price pricy… At that point I might as well repurchase a Wii for $199.


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+ SuperCoOper777 on July 14th, 2010 at 1:23 pm said:

So I’ve waited for the move since last year but the thing I’ve never heard mentioned about it is whether or not these games will have compatability for left handers. Now I plan to buy it regardless of whether it is or isn’t but I just wanted to know if they had the left handed population in mind when making the games.


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+ AKGermany on July 14th, 2010 at 1:25 pm said:

Are any first or third party game/Move bundles planned? Bundling a game with the second controller everybody wants anyway worked great in the past.


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+ Berae on July 14th, 2010 at 1:27 pm said:

Make the needed bundle for the hardcore players, one without the eye


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+ SpyDudeFX on July 14th, 2010 at 1:44 pm said:

You’re already doing 10 SKU’s, what’s one more? lol I think a Move+Navi for $69.99 would’ve been great.


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+ waypoetic on July 14th, 2010 at 1:49 pm said:

I’m gonna’ buy the PS Eye cheap, no way i’m getting the PS Eye + Move controller bundle. It’s to expensive, not that i have a problem with a pricing, it’s just that my wallet does… And i’m getting the Move controller and a Sub-controller. And what’s up with those two not having a bundle package yet? Get on it ;)


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+ Lugoves on July 14th, 2010 at 2:01 pm said:

For someone w/ 3 PS3(s) in Household 2 w/ PS eye camera(s) I don’t want to double up more than necessary, so … How easy it it to Pair either the Move or the Navigation Controller with different PS3(s). Does it come with a USB cable to do so?


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+ perrandy on July 14th, 2010 at 2:02 pm said:

this device is pretty xpensive for my current budget. i think i’ll pass til either my economic situation improves or i find the device beign sold as used at gamestop :0


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+ MarinoBrea on July 14th, 2010 at 2:03 pm said:

You are wrong by not making a bundle including the Navi and priced competitively.

$400 is quite a lot, you should include the Navi with that bundle, there’s absolutely no advantage for buying the contents of that bundle separetely. A new customer could just buy a PS3 and then the Move Bundle. Buying a bundle must have something extra perceived as a BONUS for forking out the big $$$ to get the whole package.


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+ toa95 on July 14th, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

what is the hard drive size of the PS3 included in the bundle (im thinking of getting a PS3 soon


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+ CondorMcG on July 14th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

Gah! The controllers are symmetrical along the vertical axis, stop asking if they work left handed!


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+ MikeG115 on July 14th, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

i really want to get the Move but you guys gotta do something about these bundles. i already have a PS Eye and i want 2 Moves and the Nav, so the bundles you guys are offering now are out of the question.

why not bundle the Move and Nav with a game….doesn’t that make sense???? otherwise i will wait for it and you may never get my money. my gf is itching for a Wii, but i told her to hold off until this comes out. if you guys can’t get it together i’ll just tell her to go pick up a Wii, vs. me spending my money on the Move. its up to you.

i’m loyal…but not stupid


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+ Branders0n on July 14th, 2010 at 2:53 pm said:

Sony, LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. This post is filled with people who already have PS Eyes, but there is no bundle for them. There’s no way I’m buying all of the necessary pieces separately at these prices.


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+ ADR143 on July 14th, 2010 at 2:57 pm said:

how many GB is the PS3 bundle?

There should be a bundle of $99 with a move, subcontroller and the sport champion game.

People who has PS eye basicly is not having any good deals at all..


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+ D-White_123 on July 14th, 2010 at 3:01 pm said:

What if I have a regular Camera not the Playstation Eye* does this mean I will have to purchase the 2nd bundle? thanks for your help!


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    + Kim Nguyen on July 14th, 2010 at 3:02 pm said:

    Sorry, this only works with the PlayStation Eye camera.


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+ shortA on July 14th, 2010 at 3:14 pm said:

I feel like the Playstation Move Bundle is the best deal, but I already own a Playstation Eye and I’d just lose money selling that back to Gamestop. I suppose I’ll just get the standalone controller, but I want to make sure I have something to play with it when it arrives


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+ D-White_123 on July 14th, 2010 at 3:17 pm said:

Thanks alot Kim! (=


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+ Ghost_Shrimp on July 14th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

Hmm well I already have the Eye but it still seems like too much money to me. I don’t want to pay $120 for the two controllers and one game.

Also I’m very concerned if Sony is actually going to support this??? I mean I bought my Eye years ago and there has only been like 4 crappy games released for it. There were far better games for the PS2 EyeToy. It seems like you guys drop support for stuff if it is not immediately popular. Like the PSP Go and Playstation Life. I don’t want to pay all this money for Move if you’re just going to halt on releasing games for it a few months later.


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+ Zinacef on July 14th, 2010 at 3:29 pm said:

I have another question. For poster #103, you replied, “Currently, the only game that requires 2 motion controllers is The Fight: Lights Out.” With that being said, if for example, two people want to play this game, does that mean I’ll need four motion controllers – two for my friend, and two for me?


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    + Kim Nguyen on July 14th, 2010 at 4:18 pm said:

    Yes, you will need 4 motion controllers to play offline with a friend


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+ Zilas on July 14th, 2010 at 3:44 pm said:

Any plans down the line for a bundle that contains the PlayStation Move Motion Controller, the Navigation Controller and the PlayStation Eye Camera?

That is a bundle I would purchase day one. Especially for a game like “Sorcery”
That demo at E3 looked great, I can’t wait to see what else developers come up with for the PlayStation Move.


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+ mcbuttz78 on July 14th, 2010 at 3:47 pm said:

Isnt there a sub controller, why not bundle that with the move wand/controller makes more sence. or this could be a good thing to send up to the dev’s of what we want. Sub controller and wand/controller $49.99..

Ty u Al de Leon

mcbuttz78


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+ Reef1978 on July 14th, 2010 at 3:49 pm said:

I think the way the NavCon is being handled is a huge mistake all around. I strongly feel the NavCon and the primary motion controller should have been designed equally with both having the light ball attached and they should both always be packaged together. I just can’t make any sense of the way it’s currently being done.

If they were both designed equally then developers could have really made games that allowed for a wide range of freedom and movement with both of your hands. We have the option of two handed control, but that option comes at the price of an extra controller and it’s also an option that will likely be abandoned by most developers or included as an afterthought.

If I wanted to play a game where you can explore and interact with 2 Move controllers, I would have to constantly switch between the Move and the NavCon/Dualshock I’m using with my left hand. If both controllers were designed equally then this would not be an issue. I would be able to walk around using an analog stick and then immediately fire my bow & arrow using 2 motion controllers.

Right now the options just seem odd to me and odd for game developers as well.


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+ Chaosmage42 on July 14th, 2010 at 3:52 pm said:

Im just not into the movement controllers yet im going to sit on the fence on this one. My sceptisim comes from having a wii in the same house-it was free so i don’t realy have a way to complain about it -but the limited cpu makes the motion controls weird-so im going to wait and see what a high power cpu like the ps3 can do


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+ Schnazer on July 14th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

“The DualShock 3 controller that came with your PS3 will let you do everything the Navigation Controller does in all PlayStation Move titles.:”

HAS ANYONE WHO IS COMMENTING READ THIS? If you haven’t bothered to read to this portion of the article, then any comment you leave in relation to the Navigaton Controller is not worth anyones time to read. If you have read to this point and you feel this Navigaton Controller is an INTEGRAL part of the Move experience for you… great – that’s your opinon on it – but I’m glad Sony isn’t charging me extra for what you feel makes up the Move controller configuration.


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+ Azure_Flame_Kite on July 14th, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

Can the navigation controller also be used as a second move controller?

If not make it happen, I don’t want to have to buy another move controller.


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+ phinnv8 on July 14th, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

The fact that none of those bundles come with the PS Move Navigation Controller = epic fail for Move. I won’t be buying one, $130 is waayyyyy too much money.


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+ katsuo7171 on July 14th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

Hello

Yes can I have a bundle that includes:

2 Playstation Move Controllers
1 navigation controller

Most of us need this option. Please!

Thanks


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+ FutureGarbageMan on July 14th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

I was just wondering why didn’t you just make a move controller without buttons and have the stick on it so you can move a caracter and it be motioned i would definately give 20 extra bucks for a motion navigation remote


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+ JohnAlbert on July 14th, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

Im really disappointed there isnt more consideration to us people who supported the PSEye from the very beginning. Ill guess Ill wait for some reatail bundle with SPorts Champion or something, because I cant count on Sony this time :S


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+ Lucky13X on July 14th, 2010 at 4:15 pm said:

To assist those of us who have the Playstation Eye camera, can you also post up to the Playstation Network Store all of the content that is on the “demo disk”? I’m hoping the demo disk also includes that great Wizards game, along with a demo of Heavy Rain and Killzone 3, so we can show off what our Playstation Move is capable of.

Unless the demo disk comes with the $29.99 navigation controller, you should treat those items on that disk in the same manner that you do the 3D section of the Playstation Store for those who do not own a Sony Bravia TV or do not need one. It is my understanding that those items in the 3D section are the same items you can get for free when you buy a 3D Ready Sony Bravia HDTV. Is that not correct?


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+ katsuo7171 on July 14th, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

The funny thing is that SOOOOO many people want the move but the way Sony has packed these thing is really shocking! Most people have the eye and the PS3 already. People NEED the move and the nav controller. Most games either use a) 2 controllers or b) a navigation controller. I swear I think 500 reasoned users from the playstation forums can make better decisions than the whole Sony team at times in packaging. Tons of people supported the eye when it first came out(including me) now Sony is shafting us by not giving consideration to us. Not a SINGLE controller and nav bundle. PATHETIC!

Easy bundles would be:
1 controller
1 navigation
or
1 controller
1 navigation
demo disc
or
2 controllers
1 navigation
demo disc
or
2 controllers


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+ YoungTheKing on July 14th, 2010 at 4:22 pm said:

how many gb does the bundle system’s hard drive have?


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+ letherclad on July 14th, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

I’m really excited for this, I was disappointed when the wii was so inaccurate and you just shake the controller at the screen to play, this is what I wanted from motion controllers!


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+ Lucky13X on July 14th, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

@ 236.

Yeah, that mention made me very happy. It is a very good thing to see that we already have the navigation controller functionality already with our Dualshock 3. Awesome compromise Sony.


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+ Lucky13X on July 14th, 2010 at 4:42 pm said:

@ 115 and Kim Nyugen,

Can you go ahead and either update or close my Playstation Blog share request I put up for putting the demo disk on PS Store? It is what I am hoping to see happen sooner(at launch) rather than later(in 2011), but I can wait if we must for those to be placed onto the Playstation Store.

- Read through comments for Sony responses AFTER I made my initial posts.


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+ sbf717 on July 14th, 2010 at 4:48 pm said:

What is the size of the hard drive in the Move Bundle that includes the PS3????


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+ purplestream on July 14th, 2010 at 4:52 pm said:

#2 bundle for me! It’s just a little bit pricy for me if I wanted to play with my friends. Looks like I have to buy a lot of controllers -__-


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+ Neil on July 14th, 2010 at 4:57 pm said:

What I like is the low cost of entry as I already have a PS3 and PS Eye; i just need to spend 50 bones.


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