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Wonderbook: Book of Spells Conjures New PS3 Bundles

Posted by Sammy Barker

A kind of magic

Wonderbook: Book of Spells is brimming with potential. The augmented reality PlayStation 3 exclusive has the opportunity to tempt both hardcore Harry Potter fanatics and casual gamers alike – assuming Sony gets its marketing department in order.

It’s made the first step by announcing that newcomers in Europe will be able to purchase the title alongside the Wonderbook peripheral, a PlayStation Eye, PlayStation Move motion controller and 12GB console for €289.99 (roughly £229.99). A 500GB version of the bundle will also be made available for €329.99 (roughly £264.99).

A third package for existing PlayStation 3 owners will include the game, a Wonderbook peripheral, a PlayStation Eye and PlayStation Move motion controller. That’ll cost €79.99 (roughly £64.99). Finally, a standalone version including the game and the Wonderbook peripheral will retail for €39.99 (roughly £29.99). Phew.

The 12GB console bundle will probably prove to be the best option for families this Christmas. It’s just a shame Sony couldn’t get the price beneath £199.99.

Nevertheless, the title’s set to apparate onto store shelves on 14th November in Europe.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]

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User Comments (4)

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

Does that 1 "Wonderbook peripheral' work with all the upcoming Wonderbook games or does each game need it's own book? And does the book do anything that a photocopy of the book wouldn't do?

I still don't like it and haven't seen much about it - you're correct about the marketing dept. - but I could see it being a big seller this holiday. The game and bundle, not the system bundle which isn't available in the US anyway, neither is the 12GB. At least as big as EyePet 1 and 2 which this is obviously replacing this year. My kids have zero interest in Potter but if it works ok - which I still doubt judging by all the bogus disclaimer videos- we'ld get the dinosaur one.

Ginkgo

#4

Ginkgo said:

I for one am not tempted, and with 3 kids would have to be in the demographic they are aiming for.

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