Sony's motion controller to cost A$69.95 ($60) on September 16; bundle with controller, camera, and software for A$99.95 ($86).
With the bar set high by Nintendo earlier today with its E3 2010 press event, it was up to Sony to present the final conference from the hardware manufacturers. Several big announcements--such as committing to a price and release date for the Move, penciling in a launch day for Gran Turismo 5, and detailing a premium PlayStation Network service--were made, but sadly for Aussies, no localized specifics were mentioned during the House of PlayStation's big show.
That situation has now been remedied, with Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Australia) announcing some details later in the day. The most significant news had to do with the Move: From September 16, the PlayStation Move will be available to purchase down under for A$69.95 ($60). Getting the PlayStation Move Navigator will set you back a further A$49.95 ($43), though it isn't required to play some games. A starter bundle will also be available on launch, which contains the PlayStation Move controller, a PlayStation Eye camera, and a starter disc, that will retail for A$99.95 ($86). A spokesperson for SCE Australia was unable to confirm exactly what content would be on the starter disc, telling GameSpot AU that it was still being finalized.
As for Sony's other two big pieces of news regarding a release date for Gran Turismo 5 and details for the PlayStation Network PlayStation Plus, confirmation details were vaguer. The long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 will be hitting Australia sometime in November, with the SCE Australia representative telling GSAU that they the company is hoping to have it ship as close to the North American release date as possible. As for details on the PlayStation Network PlayStation Plus coming down under, there are currently no details set in concrete. In Europe, the service will launch on June 29 for a yearly fee of €49.99, or A$85.
To stay on top of all of the exciting news coming out of Los Angeles this week, be sure to check out our E3 2010 launch center.
I'm quite surprised by how cheap it is actually, since they announced the bundle to be $99 US in the states.
hmm cheaper in Australia then i thought -- but ~$100 for a Wiimote+Nunchuck vs. ~$120 for Move+Navigation... Hopefully the starter disc is actually 2 discs -- a demo disk and a reasonable game, i don't want to spend $150 on the starter pack + Navigation controller and then need to buy a game on top of it.
So this is $100 for Move controller + Camera and "starter disk", and $50 for the Sub Controller. So that's $150 and maybe no game? What if I want 2 of these, as I do for my Wii. That's $150 + another $70 + another $50. $270 and still no game. And what if I want a nice stand/charger for it. I'm looking at $300 for the hardware alone. I think Move looks good, better than the Wii, but i've allready bought the Wii, the Wii Balance Board, extra controller+nunchuk, 2 x motion controllers, "condoms" and other smaller accessories. I can't go and do the same again at $300 unless there's a truly compelling reason to do so. Sony I'm interested but I think I'll have to pass until you have truly amazing games at reasonable prices to off-set the up front hardware investment. Still, give me the Move Controller + Camera + a decent game and the ability to use my standard PS3 controller as the sub controller (effectively) for $100 and you've probably got a deal.
I got a controller with my PS3, why would I want to spend more money on another? Considering I mainly play ARPG/RPG games will I even need this?
Bit pricey no wait very pricey all up about $140 AU for the full set, but unlike Wii crap this will work properly not just up & down. $80 AU is tops for something like that, Still not my cup of tea,
Meh, about what I expected. The beauty is (like the different coloured Dualshocks I got) we should be able to import for half the price eventually
are they saying it is $70 for a controller, plus $43 for the secondary controller, plus a camera plus a game?!
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