Rumor: PlayStation Move To Be Much Cheaper Than Expected?
Initial price points for new technologies are always key.
When the PlayStation Move was officially unveiled, a few nasty rumors went along with it concerning the possible investment required to partake of this new fancy motion-sensing system. Some said it might cost as much as $99 when it releases this fall, which in our eyes would be ridiculous and likely dissuade a great many consumers. But a new rumor has arisen and this one is far more encouraging: according to TheSixthAxis citing a recent article in The Sun, Move will be sold in Europe for the more attractive price of "about £45." Considering the conversion to US dollars, it would be a bit more here; perhaps $59.99 or something like that. Now, obviously, we have no reason to believe the source in question has any inside info directly from Sony, and there's no indication that this is official in any way. But at least it's a news tidbit that makes us feel a little better about the possibility of Move selling well later this year. Sure, the EyePet is cute and all, but a family's budget can be tighter than a bachelor's, and...well, a hundred bucks would be just plain silly, right?
Let's hope it really is more like $50 or $60 because that seems more reasonable. We have to remember the target audience for this kind of technology; the average age of the Wii purchaser and the relative price of the Wii. Fans aren't used to motion sensing being an expensive endeavor, regardless of how advanced it might be.
5/7/2010 10:46:33 AM Ben Dutka