PlayStation Move Launch Guide

The wait is over - PlayStation Move is finally out in the shops for public consumption. But before you buy, we thought we'd provide you with a Need To Know guide to the hardware, launch games and some fun features created by the men and women of GamesRadar to get you in the mood for Move.

Above: We're pretty sure you know what Move looks like by now but there's no harm in a reminder, eh?

What is PlayStation Move?

This is Sony's attempt at breaking into the Motion Controller market with PS3 and PlayStation Eye. Call it Wii HD if it makes you feels better, but from our experiences with both this and the Wii-mote, Move feels more accurate. 1:1 movement means it tracks every nuance of your waves and waggles perfectly, means you see the action on-screen instantly. 

That bulb on the end of the Motion Controller? It lights up with different colours. It sounds pointless but with games like the upcoming Sorcery, it will indicate which spell you're currently wielding. It also has all the face buttons from a standard DualShock as well as the Move button on top and a trigger underneath for zapping/shooting/poking stuff.

The thing on the left in the picture above is the Navigation Controller. It has an analogue stick and a D-pad and is used for - you guessed it - navigating characters. You can use this combo with Heavy Rain to steer Ethan et al around and then the Motion Controller to following the on-screen prompts.

Want to know more? Read this special hands-on feature and see how Move stacks up against Microsoft's up-coming Kinect

What do I need?

Three things...

  1. A PlayStation 3 - £249/$299 RRP (160GB version)
  2. A PlayStation Eye (Sony's camera that also works as webcam) - £24.99/$39.99 RRP
  3. PlayStation Move Motion Controller - £34.99/$39.99 RRP

... And although they're not completely necessary a Move Navigation Controller. Why aren't they need you ask? Because you can use a DualShock controller to do the same job, albeit in a bit more clunkier fashion.

What's the launch game line-up?

Pretty good. There are a lot of familiar looking titles lurking within the line-up like Sports Champions, which is not too dissimilar to Wii Sports, except, y'know in HD. Here's the full list...
  • Sports Champions - Read the review 
  • Start The Party - Read the review 
  • Kung-Fu Rider - Read the review 
  • EyePet: Move Edition - Read the review 
  • Racket Sports...

17th September 2010 




  • Ivan200X - September 21, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    Zack & Wiki/Okami HD Move Remix? Inevitable sir!!
  • philipshaw - September 18, 2010 11:31 a.m.

    I think I will wait to Christmas to get this,I have the money to get it but I would rather use that to buy Dead Rising 2
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 17, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    I'll wait for Time Crisis.
  • kriscotw9 - September 17, 2010 7:32 p.m.

    db1331 i totally agree with you, i love my xbox, but i dont think i will get kinect as i do not like motion control, Its just a bit of fun that will wear off just like the wii did
  • Bawheidbob - September 17, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    I do not have any online friends let alone real ones to play these type of games with. Think i will pass at the moment.
  • Kieran712 - September 17, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    No now haters, calm thyself OK, I dont own Move but i hv experienced it and i have to say that its pretty awesome. Now I know that the release line-up is pretty much a novelty but good things are coming. Heavy Rain - Move Ed/SOCOM anyone? btw ReCaptcha, what's a plettem object?
  • ScrEAMaPiLLar - September 17, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    Now if only I had that kind of expendable money.
  • slowdrum13 - September 17, 2010 6:18 p.m.

    god, no more motion control, be it kinect, move, or wii. Its just done.
  • Evil_AppleJuice - September 17, 2010 6:09 p.m.

  • bluscorp - September 17, 2010 5:57 p.m.

    @db1331 haha
  • db1331 - September 17, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    @bluscorp Give us an update in a couple weeks and let us know which one you regret getting more.
  • bluscorp - September 17, 2010 4:58 p.m.

    I got move this afternoon, and a parking ticket while i was at it, lol.
  • AlSwearengenHatesCocksuckers - September 17, 2010 4:40 p.m.

    This will be good eventually. I mean, as long as developers take a page from Nintendo and develop motion control properly. PS3 graphics and adult content with good motion compatibility? Sounds like a recipe for success. First, the price will have to come down. No one is going to want to basically buy a fucking Wii for their PS3. And GOOD developers will need to start making GOOD games for it that showcase the motion controls in a good way. Waggle will not win over the market. Also, Holy Shit the captcha is dirty today. I got cock on mine XD
  • garnsr - September 17, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    I want Move, even though I wasn't thrilled with Wii Sports. I think they'll end up using it in some pretty nifty ways, not just for waggle. As long as they can get it to enhance, as one of the control options, it could be cool. And isn't Tumble already on the PSN? Shouldn't there be a review, or a mention at least, since I've heard decent things about it?
  • Cyberninja - September 17, 2010 4:06 p.m.

    once ape escape and a bundle with both the eye and navigation controler come out thats when i will get move
  • F4G1TR0N - September 17, 2010 3:59 p.m.

    Well To db, I won't get move as of now, I am just waiting for them to get away from launch titles (ei, user friendly games) can't wait though for them to release a killer game developed on the move
  • awsomemaster - September 17, 2010 3:57 p.m.

    i think your the only one >_>
  • db1331 - September 17, 2010 3:56 p.m.

    I don't know why people are excited for this. I thought the Wii already showed us that motion control is hollow and pointless (but not pointERless, LOLS). Seriously though. I'm not a PS3 hater (I'm getting one soonish) but this is just dumb. Do you need your gimmicky sports games to be in HD to enjoy them for a month before the novelty wears off?
  • cj12297 - September 17, 2010 3:05 p.m.

    ^^ Sorry ^^ i want move
  • cj12297 - September 17, 2010 3:03 p.m.


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