PlayStation Move Gets the Teardown Treatment

So you bought Sony's latest peripheral, PlayStation Move, and you've spent the last 24 hours whooshing and waving while you get your Move on in the living room. It's been great but now you've got Move elbow and you can't play anymore. What can you do? Take it apart. Apparently it's really, really easy.

Unlike the iPod and smartphone tear downs, you won't need any special wedging tools to get Move open. As long as you're reasonably confident in your Phillips-head screwdriver abilities, you should have no problems. Getting it open aside, the iFixit team says that given the amount of tech Sony has managed to cram into the controller, $50 is actually quite good value for money:

"The Move contains many of components found in today’s smartphones: a processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth transmitter, vibrating motor, and even a MEMS compass. It’s an amazing amount of tech for the money, even though we still think it’s steep to pay $50 for a controller. Compared to a $40 WiiMote, though, it’s quite the bang for the buck."

Check out what the iFixit crew found inside:


Be sure to click through for the highlights and full details of the teardown.

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  • thillntn
    I didn't know a sex toy had so many parts!
  • Anonymous
    Sega Virtua Lapdance for Kinect is going to kill the Move though. So who cares.
  • mrmotion
    neiroatopelccConsoles are for kids to play mario kart anyway

    Not a kid but I freaking love Mario kart! Which self-respecting gamer can say they dont honestly love mario kart?
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  • thillntn
    I didn't know a sex toy had so many parts!
  • elcentral
    its not a sex toy its a love toy XD much more complications
  • liquidsnake718
    digital didlo, it can record the rpm,speed, and temperatures, not to mention the amount of times it has made love....