Though Sony had made the pricing of the PlayStation Move bundles, controller, sub-controller, and camera quite clear during E3 2010, it seems they want to remove any confusion surrounding the platform, by releasing the pricing details all over again. And so, in case you missed it the first time, here it is, the answer to the question:
What PlayStation Move setup is right for you?
The following is an extract from the PlayStation Blog
I don’t yet have a PS3
* Your best option: *PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle
* How much it will cost? $399.99
I have a PS3 and nothing else
* Your best option: **PlayStation Move Bundle
* How much it will cost? $99.99
I have a PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera
* Your best option: Move Motion Controller
* How much it will cost? $49.99
*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.
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.
As you can see from the above, Sony believes you don’t need the Navigation sub-controller to play games, and that it is only an optional accessory, as all the functions on the sub-controller can be found on the DualShock controller, which can be used in tandem in exactly the same way with the Move motion controller.
Here are the standalone prices:
PlayStation Navigation sub-controller -- $19 ($29 for Asian territories)
PlayStation Eye camera -- $39 (required to play)
Charging station (to two Move/Navigation controllers simultaneously, without connecting to PS3 system) -- $29.99
PlayStation Move shooting attachment (holds controller in hand in gun-like form factor) -- $19.99