Sony’s responded to the NPD Group’s December 2010 sales results, and while the electronics company failed to release PS Move sales numbers, it did spoke of the many titles available now for the device, and how, in not so many words, 2011 is the year of the PS3.
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Michael Pachter said yesterday that Microsoft and to a further extent Sony, were giving the impression that their motion control devices were sold out and hard to find at retail just to create positive momentum for the products. And while the latest Kinect numbers released yesterday by Microsoft puts all Pachter’s chatter to rest, Sony’s yet to release any, so the giant did what any would: go on the defensive by claiming the PS Move is “legitimately” hard to find.
Is that so?
Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer’s been on the talking trail lately, making the case for why people should purchase Kinect, and the revolution it brings to gaming.
He owns a PS Move, admittedly, but for him, Sony’s effort is not as immersive as Kinect, and does not offer the type of diversity Microsoft’s motion control device brings to the table.
For him, Kinect is “fundamentally different” from the PlayStation Move.
UPDATE: The 1 million includes Latin America and they were sold to retail (not to consumers).
“We believe consumers have already shown their preference for a precise, interactive game experience. We are on target to meet our end of year goals and expect sales to increase as our publishers and developers continue to update popular titles and introduce new games,” said Tretton.
Original Story: It’s official, SCEA has produced a sales number for its first month of PS Move sales, and to be quite honest, it’s not too shabby.
While SCEE boss Andrew house is celebrating PS Move’s success, Pachter’s decrying the peripheral’s initial sales numbers. He said PS Move sold “well below expectations.”
At this year’s E3, although Sony had many games showing off at its presser, the PlayStation Move was the giant’s main focus. Many games were shown using the motion controller, including top PS brands like GT5 and Killzone 3 amongst others.
There were also many titles specifically designed to take full advantage of the peripheral, one of the most outstanding being a game that brings together in one experience Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter and Sly Cooper franchises. Back then it was called Heroes On The Move, that was back then.
For all those who thought PS Move would never see a hardcore title, the video past the break’s for you. Though it’s a match made on earth and not in heaven, (it’s not perfect), watch the game’s senior producer, Steven Te Heide and the PlayStation Blog’s Jeff Rubenstein play the highly anticipated Killzone 3 using the motion controller.