Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sony sells 2.5m PlayStation Moves in a month, faces shortage

updated 05:50 pm EDT, Thu October 21, 2010

Sony hits 2.5m PlayStation Moves, runs low

Sony today said it had shipped 2.5 million PlayStation Move controllers in just a month. About one million have arrived in the US while another 1.5 million reached Europe. The sales rate was also billed as very high, to the point where Sony's hardware marketing lead John Koller told the LATimes the Move was often at or near shortages.

"We're basically shipping every unit we can make," he said.

He credited a relatively wide range of 24 games that included both 'serious' games as well as the family games that have often been associated with motion controllers. Microsoft's imminent Kinect will mostly focus on casual games, in part because the camera-only system isn't always as precise as needed for shooting and other similar games.

The win would be an important one for Sony. Its PS3 sales numbers are unknown now that the NPD has chosen to mask the data except for corporate customers, but it has been slowly improving as better prices and higher capacities have reached the lineup. Nintendo, whose success with the Wii was the impetus behind the Move, has been seeing its own sales drop even after price cuts and game bundles.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as f ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News