PlayStation 3

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2006 (US), March 23, 2007 (EU)

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'PlayStation Move' (PS3) Surpasses One Million Units Shipped In North/Latin America

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT

At the heart of PS3 is the Cell Broadband Engine, one of the most advanced computer processors in the world, that enables massive floating point calculation, and Blu-ray Disc (BD) drive, providing a High Definition (1080p) next-generation gaming and movie experience in the home, as well as up to 50 GB of data capacity.

PlayStation Move offers a new and innovative gaming experience for the PlayStation 3 by fusing realistic, high-definition gaming along with accurate, intuitive control. Consisting of PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera  and PlayStation Move navigation controller, PlayStation Move enables sophisticated motion control and immersive gameplay only possible on the PS3 system.

The corner stone of PlayStation Move, PlayStation Move motion controller combines advanced motion sensors, a dynamic color changing sphere, vibration feedback, and an easy to use button interface. Equipped with three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and terrestrial magnetic field sensor, PlayStation Move motion controller tracks the precise movements and the angle of the controller while the PlayStation Eye detects the absolute position of the controller in 3D space. Highly sensitive movement tracking can be accurately traced back to the game, allowing intuitive gameplay as if the player is within the game.

Early momentum of the PlayStation Move suggests the broad appeal of an immersive and realistic gaming experience. By fusing high-definition gaming with accurate and easy-to-use controls, the PlayStation Move allows gamers of all ages and genres to enjoy everything from family to action to first person shooter games. By incorporating the PlayStationEye camera with PlayStation Move, the user's full range of motion is captured, resulting in ultimate control over game play, as well as the opportunity to project the player's image into select games for new augmented reality experiences.

“PlayStation Move is the most recent example of how product innovation continues to provide our customers with new and exciting ways to enjoy our technology,” said Jack Tretton, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. “We’ve shipped over one million units in the first month in North and Latin America. Retail demand is incredibly strong and we’re working hard to keep the product in stock. We believe consumers have already shown their preference for a precise, interactive game experience. We are on target to meet our end of year goals and expect sales to increase as our publishers and developers continue to update popular titles and introduce new games.”

With 24 titles currently available that take advantage of PlayStation Move functionality and a line up that includes EyePet, The Fight: Lights Out, Heavy Rain, Killzone 3, Kung Fu Rider, MAG, High Velocity Bowling, Start the Party!, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Capcom), Sports Champions, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Time Crisis: Razing Storm (NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.), and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 (Electronic Arts Inc.), PlayStation Move has games for all demographics and types of gamers. In addition, 15 additional Move enabled titles are slated to launch by SCEAs fiscal year includingSOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2 and PlayStation Move Heroes. Whether experienced, casual, or somewhere in between, gamers will find a wide variety of content for PlayStation Move, including sports, shooters, puzzles, party and family-friendly titles. No matter which genre, all PlayStation Move games offer hours of addictive fun, while delivering a realistic and accurate motion gaming experience unlike anything on the market.

Key Features:

  • Works with required PlayStation Eye camera to accurately track player position and movement
  • Includes action buttons of DualShock 3 and SixAxis wireless controller for direct input
  • Sleek and Wireless
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Advanced motion sensors in the controller precisely track both fast and subtle movements
  • Color of the sphere's light provides visual feedback during gameplay
  • Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions
  • Bluetooth technology supports wireless gaming
  • Simultaneously use up to four motion controllers with a PS3 system
  • Charge the controller and automatically pair it with the PS3 system via a USB cable (Type A - Mini-B)

PlayStation Move is available for a range of prices based on the needs of the consumer. For those consumers who already own a PS3, the PlayStation Move Bundle – at $99.99 (SRP) – is the perfect choice. The PlayStation Move Bundle includes a PlayStation Eye, one PlayStation Move motion controller, a copy of Sports Champions on Blu-ray disc, and a PlayStation Move game demo disc and is the easiest way for current PS3 system owners to start experiencing PlayStation Move. For consumers who don't yet own a PS3 system, the PS3 Sports Champions Move Bundle for $399.99 (SRP) is ideal, including all of the above, as well as a 320GB HDD model PS3 system. This bundle is the most complete way to experience home entertainment on the PS3, including PlayStation Move motion controlled games, Blu-ray movies, stereoscopic 3D and more in stunning high-definition. For those who already own PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera, motion controllers will retail separately for $49.99 (SRP) and the optional navigation controller will retail for $29.99 (SRP).


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