Just before midnight at my local GameStop, one eager Move purchaser stood in line, stepping away to snap this photograph before continuing his devoted vigil.
No surprise this is from Kotaku.....The move is a peripheral that is doing well on Amazon list so people are buying them but are not going to wait outside a shop for it.....Its not like a new big game or a new console
People actually care about their money... Controllers still rock it, why buy a motion controller when 99% of the games are based on controllers, not motion. Kinect will fail, Move will fail-Not many people I know even care about it. This is FIRST gen motion controllers on consoles, and just like first gen 3DTV's not many people are going crazy for them, because it just isnt worth it. I'll wait in till next gen, like majority of people to care about it.
Picked up my reserved bundle today, tried to buy an extra controller but they were sold out. How is that for failing.
My local gamestop stop taking preorders a week ago. I had to go to another to preorder it. I didn't know any gamestop that were holding a midnight launch.
@MsmackyM Yeah I bought mine today and I didn't pre order, they told me I bought the last one that they had, all others were pre ordered.
They're not going to oversaturate the market with them until they see if a demand builds up.
I'd have to agree. I personally ignore all the hype and will simply wait a month or two and see what real players are saying about them. I just don't see this stuff going any further than Wii type games in the mainsteam.
It's not beyond Kotaku to show up at a closed Gamestop, take a picture, then claim there was a midnight launch! Having a midnight launch only shows that there were so many preorders that it warranted a midnight launch. Who would really have expected a midnight launch and showed up??? Edit: Well, my comment was pretty much covered below! Beatin' to it x1000!
We will know the truth soon enough. It is hard to see how Move will sell big numbers with out a compelling game that can not be already played with the DS3. Hate on M$ all you want, but at the end of the day, they got it right. Kinect will sell very well because it brings some thing different to that is very appealing to the CASUAL gamers. Many who have 360 will be getting it because they have kids and love ones who would not normally want to use the 360, but will use it with these Kinect games. The casuals can not get enough of Dance central, Kinect Sports and Your Shape Fitness. Those 3 game alone will sell millions of 360's. Move will not fail, but it needs Sorceress to be really good. That has to be their killer app. Even with that, there are still some casuals who see the Move as to complex, because of the Buttons. No everyone bought a Wii. No game are bigger for women that fitness and Dancing games. Play attention Sony. Look at what really sold on the Wii.
Just back from BB and they still had a few starter packs and some controllers. But most of the games were nearly sold out, which was surprising to me as most of the launch titles are not that great.
Midnight launch for the Move is stupid. When GTA4 was released, I was the only PS3 owner in a line of about 20 guys.
So casual gamers are supposed to go to midnight launches or camp out for consoles now? Is that how it works?
it wasn't much better when i went to the midnight launch. but there are 3 other midnight places in my area. Plus if you think about it most people dont want to go buy a controller at 12 oclock just to have to charge it for a couple hours and stay up past 2am to play for a little bit before you go to sleep to get to work in the morning. but I dont have a job so thats what I did.
BTW, GS backordered on Move and Nav. just check their website
i only gave you a agree because that deftones album rocks balls. where can i buy one of these magic crystal balls everybody on this site seems to own? *looks into the future* ohhh, i knew it! http://www.fushigiball.com/...
"It is hard to see how Move will sell big numbers with out a compelling game that can not be already played with the DS3." Why can Kinect sell without a compelling game.
Above comment edited in the name of peace. Peace!!!
I will never click another Kotaku webpage again. These guys need to piss off... they are trolls. Every article they write is some form of trolling.
man who pee in ur coffee
Prabably the same guy who came in your coffee.
Check out the stupid news that came from Kotaku.
@cyborg71 look woman i wznt talking to you mind ur bizniz
It's not Kotaku, it's the same Author in Kotaku that made articles like: ''This PlayStation Move Ad Hits The Wii Right Where It Hurts''
Didn't expect it to Move such a big crowd. /s It's your Move now Microsoft!
I'm not a fan of Kotaku either, but Sony really did release this thing like a fart in the wind. I wasn't even sure it had been released until I checked Amazon. If they're aiming for nobody to know their new peripheral exists, mission accomplished.
=| rather unprofessional.... well, thats kotaku for you then again, not surprised. now lets see kotaku do an article like this about GT5 midnight launch ;) (hint* they'll use the same photo - because they are credible that way)
2 kotakass 3all we know he took the pick just to get hits just like any other thing he says about ps3 which is mostly bad he is still pissed at sony for not sending him free stuff .
Cmon guys you know that's a little funny......reading the title, then seeing the pic...lmao cmon have some humor!
halo reach queue was packed
You'd think Kotaku had never heard about the internet and being able to purchase items online. Oh wait.....
Kotaku still butthurt after Sony Owned them. This article is full of hate. I nominate Kotaku as this years ""journalistic" website hater of the year"! HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE!!! (Gotta love Chappell's Show)
well..not everyone welcomes motion gaming
Like anyone's been saying it was going to sell madly day-one?
actually you would be surprised there were a few people that were saying just that
why do people bother with these flaimbait articals.
KOTAKU....are these fotos from a week before Launch? After your Slowmotion Video, you should not be here...
That was my thought. We know how thorough Kotaku is when it comes to verifying their sources. And is this even newsworthy? I'm sure if you looked you could have found some quiet Halo launch events - but why would you?
and say that it was the midnight launch party for Kinect also. Really stupid article.
... Ghosts are waiting in line?? o.O
"let's take a picture of a store front with no context" Palm, meet face. CONTEXT: 1. How many pre-orders did this store have? 2. If this store had [let's say] 5 pre-orders. Would you expect a line? 3. When ANY of the Gamestops does have a line for Move. Is Kotaku going to post pics? lol! 4. Is Kotaku going to post pics of Kinects launch, then compare and contrast with the Move launch for added CONTEXT? 5. Kotaku SUCKS.
except for the fact that kotaku had nothing to do with this picture they are posting a picture that one of their readers took and sent it i also find it funny everyone is saying kotaku this kotaku that yet all of you guys actually take the bait and run with it
Kotaku aren't very well respected for checking their sources. Remember that GT5 loading time video that was so obviously doctored yet they published the story as if it were the gospel truth. Not the first time they've been caught trolling either. Based on their past, most people wouldn't be surprised if that was a pic taken last week then passed off as a PS Move midnight launch 'line'. It's a very poor way to conduct what tries to be a serious gaming blog.
except for the fact that the poster of the pic also posted on kotaku about the pic besides ive said it once in a past kotaku article ill say it again instead of so foolishly taking the kotaku bait and getting pulled in JUST IGNORE IT its not like anyone is forcing you all to give kotaku hits on their website that is one thing i just don't get "hey i hate kotau" "kotaku is trash" "ill never go to kotaku" "what they might be making(insert name here) look bad i have to go give them hits on their site and comment about it" come on now... -___-
Go Google their issues with Home, Cheap-Ass Gamer, the GT load times, their trashing of MGS4 and Hideo Kojima as a person, plagiarism, and the like, and you will see just why Kotaku has been viewed as both having lost all creditably and having a nasty grudge against Sony (for whatever reason. I don't think the Home stuff is all there is to that anymore; how can you hold a grudge for THAT damn long?). For all we know, this person just took a pic real quick, CLAIMED it was a PS Move midnight launch, Kotaku took it because they never check any of the sources anyway (let's not get into the fact that such would look bad on Sony because we'll be arguing with Microsoft fanboys all damn day that "OMG, you just don't like people who criticize Sony"), and will use ridiculous ways to defend themselves when they get called out for this.
Actually, Kotaku has been very pro PS Move lately and hating on Kinect. Suprised they posted this story. With that said, why even have a midnight opening when you don't have enough pre-orders to justify keeping it open? With that said, I remember going to the Gears of War 2 midnight launch at Best Buy. There was handful of people there, but when the sales number came out, Gears 2 did fantastic. Could happen to PS Move!
kotaku..."we dont believe you you need more people...
Gamestop was not doing a midnight launch for PSmove......so thats why theres no one there.
Some did and this was one of them. I have no idea why.
yeah the one across the highway was having one i went on a burger run and saw 2 people waiting outside
Hey! It's kokatu!! That shamed liar!! Nobody interested in your new articles since u lied about slow loading on GT5
This morning from Wal-Mart, I always buy my electronics from Wal-mart due to the fact my wife is a pharmacist and she works for Wal-mart so we get 10% discount. Saved 20bucks. Move is amazing, we both love it. It might not be the biggest day one seller, but if you like motion gaming it is not worth passing up, very accurate, easy to setup, fun. Everything I was looking for.
I gotta wait till I get paid again to get mine :( Until then...*loads up Gran Turismo 5 prologue*
i went to NY this past weekend for a JayZ and Eminem concert and walked into the PlayStation HQ off of 59th and 7th. Tried it and loved it! We have a "motion controlled" system in our house already so, getting this is not a real stretch!
Arguably the dumbest article I've read this month. Why post this? Hating on solid products isn't something a good consumer should be doing.
if any of you guys actually browsed kotaku or actually visited the website you would know they always do this they always post a random picture with a caption or tidbit under it and that's it
and that's what we call TROLLING ! This is not 4Chan you know,they are supposed to be a respected gaming site,guess they are reduced to s*** like that huh ?
where are all the people who cry foul when kotaku do random pic posts about anything microsoft related or anything nintendo related? how exactly is it trolling if its something that is ONLY ON THEIR SITE? you can consider something trolling if it was in fact them trying to spread it but its us that are spreading what they post on their site so if it is trolling then were trolling ourselves
People don't even know the release date, what a retarded article.
No offense but anyone who still goes to midnight launchs for anything is an idiot. In this day of preorders and reserves what the hell am I doing standing outside a store at midnight to buy anything? Be careful, incoming 360 fanboys saying 'I knew the Move was crap and would sell. Kinect is 100000 x better than the Move' Just watch.
your right about the midnight launch thing and the icing on the cake is that allot of these midnight launches are for people who reserved the product .___.
I did the midnight launch of GTA4 since Gamestop at the time swore to their grave its the only time to get the limited edition...4 months later they reduced the price 20% and still had copies on the shelf. If someone wants to stand outside for a console I'm all for that but a game/controller, I'll wait till the next day and go somewhere like K Mart where there guaranteed to have something in stock.
Maybe people were moving so fast they couldn't be caught by a mere camera. Right?
It's a peripheral, not a major release title, common sense.
I went out at lunch today and bought mine like a normal well adjusted human being should. I bet these people are also the first to make fun of the Apple fanboys waiting in line for an iPhone.
I am very excited about Move, and i got my order this morning, but to be honest most people including myself was not going to stand in line and wait until midnight for it nor will they for Kinect, most people picked up their pre-orders in the morning like normal people usually would do. Move and Kinect are not something to stand in line and wait for in the middle of the night after a long work day for most people, its not Halo or GT5 or better yet COD. This is just a toll topic nothing more, i would like to see the midnight launch line at gamestop for the Wii motion plus. And lets be fair, gamestop decided to do a midnight launch at the last minute, so i doubt the word got out in time.
lol @ picture... hilarious. :P
A Gamestop store has to have a large number of Pre orders to do a Midnight Launch. So this article is a failed.
Shows Kotaku is up to their usual nonsense again. Sony really needs to blacklist them
move is the only thing that sony has done sice they got into the console business that I have been unable to get excited about.
I don't get midnight launches I really don't Pre-order and go pick it up in the morning then sit and play. as excited as I am for some games there's no way I'd be going to a midnight launch.
Usually me and a few friends go to one about an hour early depending on the games popularity.And we just hang with the usual gamer talk to make the time pass. Its really fun if you have a friend/friends that go with you to a midnight launch.