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Wonderbook Weekend Event and Pricing Revealed

Accio, wallet!

Wonderbook has the potential to be quite big this Christmas. Despite being the cause of some disgruntlement after a flat section during Sony’s E3 press conference, there’s clearly bags of potential. The J. K. Rowling partnership will be popular and the BBC’s interactive dinosaurs should make for an interesting experience while a younger audience waits to see what Disney does with the platform.

This holiday weekend (25th, 26th & 27th), HMV in Oxford Street – down in That London, is giving up part of its ground floor for a demonstration of Wonderbook. They’ll have Book of Spells there for people to play at wizarding and HMV has teamed up to offer pre-order discounts for anyone who puts in an order for either the Wonderbook Book of Spells pack or the bundle with Move and the PlayStation Eye camera.

There’s £3 off the regular price of £30.99 for the Book of Spells pack and £5 off the regular price of £70.99 for the full bundle. That makes the solus pack £27.99 and the bundle £65.99 if you pre-order in Oxford Street this weekend.

Source: Press release.

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16 Comments
  1. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Is there just one Wonderbook peripheral that works differently with each bit of software, or does each game have its own Wonderbook?

    Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 10:38.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      It’s one Wonderbook full of AR codes, as far as I know. Then they sell software that uses the Eye to read those codes differently and interprets the Move wand input.

      Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 10:43.
  2. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    So Wonderbook with Book Of Spells is just £31
    Bargain.

    Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 10:51.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      That makes the Move+Camera at £40 extra seem dear to what is out there

      Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 10:58.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Was just thinking that. I have the Eye, Move and just need the book. Once Dinosaurs is out, I’m practically sold! :-)

      Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 10:58.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      and once people have that Wonderbook, new software (solus) might be even more competitively priced.

      Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 12:06.
      • Greg Aldridge
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Oct 2008

        I can see each Wonderbook game requiring a different book, with elaborate covers and differing numbers of pages. Or have I missed something?

        Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 12:50.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Just watched the engadget E3 video for the wonderbook and the Sony engineer says
        “one book, a thousand stories. we can create virtually any story”.
        So you should only need one.

        Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 13:37.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Yep… Although I’d have thought Disney would want to bring their own branded Wonderbook

        Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 19:55.
  3. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Sensible pricing. You never know this may be the first ever peripheral-based Sony exclusive that ends in success :)

    Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 11:57.
  4. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Ok, so if I can get a move cheap somewhere, I’m probably getting Diggs on day one.

    Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 12:12.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      Sainsbury’s had the Move wand in store for £10 a few weeks ago. Not sure if that’s still the case (or if you need the camera, too)

      Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 16:34.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Really? At that price i probably would have just picked one up for the sake of it! :)

        Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 16:40.
      • bmg_123
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        Got the camera years ago, barely used it! I’ll keep looking for deals, our Sainsburys doesn’t have a games section…

        Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 16:51.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Yeah, there’s very cheap deals around… Keep an eye on the deals websites like Postabargain etc

      Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 19:56.
  5. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    The wonderbook looks good and the price is reasonable but not something I want.

    Comment posted on 21/08/2012 at 13:39.

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