PS3 Move Motion Controller in Hand
Not only are we celebrating 15 years of PlayStation (9/9/95-9/9/10) but we are all anticipating the official launch of the PlayStation Move on September 17th.
While Sony may claim that they don't expect a big release for the Move, they sure are rolling out the red carpet for it. Here are some of the things you can expect for the PlayStation 3 Move launch.
In San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago you will be able to find "PlayStation Move Headquarters" stores that will have demos and all sorts of "surprises" for the launch. A larger "mall tour" has been announced for San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, DC and Chicago. Sony reps will be there to provide in-depth, hands-on demos for those who want to get up-close and personal with the PlayStation Move. For those not in one of those cities expect the PlayStation 3 kiosks in various locations updated so you can play with the Move.
Sony has also launched a new PlayStation Move website. Kevin Butler and all his hilarity is featured prominently on it, and you can get great info on the move and all of it's launch options and game lineup.
You'll also be able to win prizes via two partnered Move promotions with Subway sandwich shops and Coca Cola. Of course, you will also see lots of PlayStation Move commercials airing, starting with the NFL Kickoff game between the Vikings and the Saints. Kevin Butler and the Maguire family will be selling the move in a series of humorous ads.
Having spent time with the PS3 Move, I must say it plays better than it looks. It may look like a pre-tween magic wand, but it's a shockingly accurate motion gaming controller. Time will tell if it will catch on, but to start, there's some great motion gaming to be had.