Sony after previewing their latest gaming device, the PlayStation Move, has also announced the launch details of the device. Here’s a little backdrop of what and what not to expect from Sony’s baby.
What’s it all about: A motion sensing device which with the help of a handheld motion controller wand and a camera (called the PlayStation Eye) tracks the movements of the wand to detect its motion.
The technology involved behind: Keeping it simple, the motion controller, which has an orb on its head, when switched on, can be tracked by the PlayStation Eye and based on various sensors inside the controller, can determine the position and movement of the person holding it.
What do I pay for it: Sony has also announced the prices for different bundles that you can opt for- the complete PlayStation Move Sports Champions bundle with the PlayStation Eye, Move and the game would be $99.99 (approx Rs. 4700), while the Move controller alone would be $49.99 (approx Rs.2400), and the optional navigation controller is $29.99 (approx Rs.1,400). Also, if you don’t have a PS3, you can get a new console bundle that has everything for $399.99 (approx Rs. 19,000). Two more accessories, the charging station and the shooting attachment will cost $29.99 (approx Rs. 1400) and $19.99 (approx Rs. 1,000) respectively.
When’s it hitting the stores: PlayStation Move is slated for launch in the PAL region and most Asian markets on September 15, 2010, in North America on September 19, 2010, and in Japan on October 21, 2010.
What are the games that I can play on the PS Move: The games that you can play are casual as well as some hardcore stuff that you have been waiting for. Basically they are of two types. Move featured games which are games that can also be played without the Move controller and Move required games which are simply, games that can only be played with the Move controller.