It’s been out for just about a month, and for a market’s that many thought was already saturated with Nintendo’s motion gaming console, Wii, Sony’s PS Move is proving to be extremely popular in Europe and North America. So much so that the company might have to “accelerate production”.
That’s according to SCEE boss Andrew House, speaking to Bloomberg recently. He said the company expects to “exceed its current sales estimate of 15 million PS3 consoles moved this fiscal year” which can be credited to strong demand in the European countries and North America.
“Sales have been significantly up year-on-year in a market that has been overall slightly down,” he said.
But it was the PS Move that stunned even the execs, and according to House, it experienced “very significant sales in the first month since launch, somewhere in the region of 1.5 million units for the new controller across just Europe”.
He continued, adding, “The initial sales response has been so far in excess of our initial plan that we’ll probably be looking at accelerating production.”
Not too bad at all for the first month. And when you factor in games like Killzone 3 and others that will have Move functionality, one can only assume things will go up from here.
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