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Playstation Move Motion Controller, Surround Sound System To Hit Worldwide Market In Fall 2010

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release PlayStation Move motion controller (requires PlayStation Eye) for PS3 on September 15, 2010 in Europe/PAL territories and in Asian countries/regions at an RRP of EUR39.99.

PlayStation Move motion controller

It will also become available in North America on September 19 at an RRP of $49.99 and in Japan on October 21 at a RRP of 3,980 yen (including tax). PlayStation Move navigation controller, one-handed controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects, will also become available on the same day in each region at an RRP of EUR29.99, US$29.99 and 2,980 yen (including tax), respectively.

PlayStation Move navigation controller

Sony Computer Entertainment America will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray disc game and PlayStation Move demo disc for $99.99 (RRP).

Additionally, a PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle, which includes a PS3 system, PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye Camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray game and PlayStation Move game demo disc, will be available for $399.99 (RRP). The PlayStation Eye camera will also be sold separately for $39.99 (RRP).

PlayStation Move navigation controller

On the software front, SCE Worldwide Studios will release more than 20 titles that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform in fiscal year 2010 ending March 2011. The titles available in the launch window will include: Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition by CAPCOM, Time Crises: Razing Storm by Bandai Namco Games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 by Electronic Arts, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest by WB Games, EyePet, Sports Champions, Kung Fu Rider by SCE and many more.

PlayStation Eye

Furthermore, SCE also announced today the release of two PlayStation Move controller peripherals, PlayStation Move charging station and PlayStation Move shooting attachment, that will help to further enhance the PlayStation Move experience.

  • PlayStation Move charging station
    By utilizing the charging station, users will be able to charge up to two PlayStation Move controllers, motion controller or the navigation controller, at once without having to connect them to the PS3 system. The charging station will become available concurrently with the motion controller launch in each region at a RRP of EUR29.99, US$29.99 and 2,480 yen (including tax), respectively.
  • PlayStation Move shooting attachment
    The shooting attachment, designed to place the PlayStation Move motion controller horizontally, will allow players to hold the motion controller as if they are holding a gun and to easily aim at an in-game target. The trigger on the attachment is interlocked with the motion controller "T" button and will enable users to intuitively play the game, not only limited to shooting games but also on games that may require precise button input and control. It will work with software titles like The Shoot! by SCE and Time Crises: Razing Storm by Bandai Namco Games which are expected to support the attachment. The shooting attachment will become available starting this fall in each region at a RRP of EUR14.99, US$19.99 and 1,480 yen (including tax), respectively.

Aside from PlayStation Move motion controller, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release a subwoofer built-in, all-in-one Surround Sound System for the PlayStation 3 system in Fall 2010 in Japan, North America, Europe/PAL territories, and Asian countries/regions at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen (including tax), US$199, and EUR199, respectively.

The Surround Sound System utilizes technologies, including Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound that generates realistic surround sound over one front speaker. Bringing in SCE's expertise in both entertainment and technology acquired from developing games, four sound fields of the speaker system have been designed with the help of SCE's game sound designers, to optimize the cinematic experience of all forms of entertainment.

The Surround Sound System comes with two audio inputs - an optical audio input for connecting entertainment systems, including PS3, and an analog audio input for connecting portable devices like PSP. System form factor features a sleek and casual design that matches with PS3.

Product outline:

  • Product name: PlayStation Move motion controller
  • Product code: CECH-ZCM1
  • Release date: Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/regions: Sept. 15, 2010, North America: Sept. 19, 2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010
  • Recommended retail price: EUR39.99, US$49.99, 3,980 yen (including tax)
  • Color: Black
  • Mass: Approx. 145 g
  • External dimensions: Approx. 200mm x 46mm (height x diameter)
  • Battery type: Built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Voltage: DC 3.7 V
  • Operating temperature: 5 ~ 35C
  • Included: Strap

  • Product name: PlayStation Eye
  • Recommended retail price: EUR29.99, US$39.99 and 2,980 yen (including tax)
  • Mass: Approx. 173 g
  • External dimensions: Approx. 84 x 67 x 57 mm (width x height x length)
  • Power consumption: 5V, Maximum of 500mA
  • Operating temperature: 5 ~ 35C
  • Connector: USB 2.0
  • Cable length: Approx. 2m
  • Video capture: Maximum of 640 x 480 @ 60fps, 320 x 240 @ 120fps
  • Lens head: 2.1 F-stop, <1% distortion, fixed focus
  • Range of distance: 25cm to inf. (in wide-angle view)
  • Field of view 56 (standard view) ~ 75 (wide-angle view) FOV zoom lens
  • Sound recognition: Built-in 4 microphone array
  • Product name: PlayStation Move navigation controller
  • Product code: CECH-ZCS1
  • Release date: Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/regions: Sept. 15, 2010, North America: Sept. 19, 2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010
  • Recommended retail price: EUR29.99, US$29.99, 2,980 yen (including tax)
  • Color: Black
  • Mass: Approx. 95 g
  • External dimensions: Approx. 138mm x 42mm (height x diameter)
  • Battery type: Built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion batter
  • Voltage: DC 3.7 V
  • Operating temperature: 5 ~ 35C

  • Product name: PlayStation Move charging station
  • Product code: CECH-ZCC1
  • Release date: Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/regions: Sept. 15, 2010, North America: Sept. 19, 2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010
  • Recommended retail price: EUR29.99, US$29.99, 2480 yen (including tax)
  • Mass: Approx. 190 g
  • External dimensions: Approx. 160mm x 90mm x 34mm (width x height x length)
  • Included: AC Adaptor x 1, AC Cable x 1

  • Product name: PlayStation Move shooting attachment
  • Product code: CECH-ZGA1
  • Release date: Fall 2010
  • Recommended retail price: EUR14.99, US$19.99 and 1,480 yen (including tax)
  • Mass: Approx. 150 g
  • External dimensions: Approx. 167mm x 145mm x 55mm (width x height x length)

Product name Surround Sound System
Product code CECH-ZVS1
Release date Fall 2010
Recommended retail price 19,800 yen (including tax), US$199, EUR199
Power Output and Total Harmonic Distortion: (FTC) for the U.S. model L + R: With 6 ohms loads, both channels driven, from 200-20000 Hz; rated 5 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 1% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Amplifier section, U.S. models: Power Output (reference) L / R: 10 W (per channel at 6 ohms, 1 kHz)
Subwoofer: 15 W + 15 W (at 8 ohms, 100 Hz)
Speakers Front speaker unit:
Speaker system: Full range, Bass reflex, Speaker units: 50 mm x 90 mm (2 in x 3 5/8 in), Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Subwoofer unit:
Speaker system: Subwoofer system, passive radiator type, Speaker units: 65 mm x 2 (subwoofer) 65 mm x 4 (passive radiator), Rated impedance: 8 ohms
Inputs Analog x 1, Digital (Optical) x 1
Supported formats Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG-2 AAC, Linear PCM (2 ch; up to 48 kHz)
Sound fields Dynamic: provides a wide range of tones with low/high frequencies and dynamic sounds.
Stereo: suitable for any sound quality, optimized for video games implementing 2 ch stereo sound. (Multiple channels are down-mixed.)
Vivid: provides a wide sound range and enhances the surround sound channels.
Standard: reproduces the sound track with the kind of dynamic range that the recording engineer intended.
Other effects/functions Night mode: allows you to enjoy sound effects and hear the dialog clearly even at low volume levels.
Dialog mode: allows you to hear in-game speech and narration with greater clarity.
Auto Standby: the surround sound system enters standby mode automatically when there is no audio output for 30 minutes.
Power requirements 18V DC (2.6A) (100V ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz using the supplied AC power cord)
Mass Main unit: (approx.) 2.4 kg, AC adaptor: (approx.) 240 g
Dimensions Main unit: (approx.) 720 mm x 85 mm x 87 mm, AC adaptor: (approx.) 121 mm x 53 mm x 33 mm (w x h x d)
Included Remote control x 1, Optical digital cable (2.5 m) x 1, AC adaptor x 1, AC power cord x 1

Source: Sony Computer Entertainment

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