PSVR needs Move controllers, but they’re tough to find

Alex Kidman 14 October 2016 NEWS


Sony’s PlayStation VR headset uses Move controllers to improve accuracy, but they’re not the easiest product to source.

Days after its launch, the PlayStation VR is a little tough to find for order before the end of the year, as we spotted yesterday. The same appears to be true for the Move controllers that can add new experiences to selected games, as well as additional tracking points for games that utilise them. The technology behind the Move controllers is well established, with Sony having launched Move itself for the PlayStation 3 console some years back. The one potential downside of sticking with the older Move controllers if that (especially if you haven't used them for a while) the internal batteries might not hold that much of a charge any more. That means new Move controllers might be your best bet to match with your new PlayStation VR headset. That's if you can find them, however.

As spotted by Press Start, EB games is advising that it’s completely out of stock of the Move controllers and won’t have any more until, it predicts, 2017. That’s problematic if you’re keen on the PlayStation VR, as competitor JB Hi-Fi doesn’t even list Move controllers on its online store.

Sony, however, does list a twin pack of Move controllers through its own online presence, and at the time of writing, suggests that it has that twin pack in stock for $119.95.

Not every single PlayStation VR experience absolutely requires the Move controllers, but they’re a decent addition to make the most out of the VR headset possible.

For more on PlayStation VR, check out our full review, and the lineup of more than 40 available launch titles.

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