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PlayStation Move controller in short supply; initial stock selling out

Sony’s PlayStation Move controller was introduced just over a week ago and it looks like initial stock is selling out. Many online retailers are backordered or sold out. Local store inventory is in low supply too, proving demand for PlayStation Move is high.

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Droid Control2129d ago

The Wii is in real trouble. How will Nintendo respond?
Slowly i think.

With their attention on the launch of the 3DS next year, the field is wide open for M$ and SOny to steal some consumers right from under their nose.

Wii 2 announced at E3 next year? Maybe!

smoothdude2129d ago

Considering I can go to my local target, walmart, or gamestop and pick one up, I would hardly say that it is sold out. In fact I was considering buying it on ebay because it is cheaper. Ebay is a good indicator of of supply and demand as prices will tend to be super inflated on ebay.

Also even if Nintendo stopped selling Wiis, PS3 would still have a long wait before it caught up with Wii. This generations should be over soon, and then each company will have a fair chance for the number 1 spot.

smoothdude2129d ago

I know that people are going to disagree with me, but if you really wanted the move, why not get it on ebay for $90, which is what it is topping out at. I have even seen it being sold as low as $80, and this is for the bundle. My point is that the Wii was selling for $700 on ebay because it really was being sold out. I even saw a Wii sold for over $1,000.

jjacinto232129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

" I was considering buying it on ebay because it is cheaper"

DUDE it was $54 (unopened and new) on ebay and the Sports Champion (unopened and new) is $120............you call that cheaper? Please don't make your own Facts but we call that lies and opinions

PopEmUp2129d ago

we call that bull shit

DJMarty2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

'prices super inflated on ebay' ,what bull. Guess you havn't traded on ebay, ther are that many selling the same thing, prices are cut throat. Margin get cut so much, it's not worth selling some stuff.

YoshiMeetsU2129d ago

Yes, he calls the local stores around his house and comes to the conclusion it is selling out and in short supply in general.

I guess I can assume it's not selling well since I can get it at everything from K-Mart to Target and Best Buy. Not only the bundle, but the controllers, nav and charging base.

TrueStoryGuy2129d ago

Most of the "bundles" are standalone products, and the most expensive one I've seen (with 18 bids) was at $88 and over 9 hours left.

Then, I saw an "Unopened PlayStation Move Bundle" that had over 2 days left and was already over $102. Looks like the PlayStation Move Bundle is in demand, and many consumers don't know what to look for.

Weaksauce11382129d ago

$102 is cheaper than cost in a store... With tax and all. The demand isn't that great, I see hardware all over. Well see when sports champions ranks rather low on NPD

gamingdroid2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

Actually, I think some good indicators are:

a) If PS Move Starter bundle starts selling out. There is too much noise in the PS Move wand sales to determine if it came from new users that owned a PS Eye camera, or if it simply are people buying seconds, thirds and fourths. Some games do require two wands to fully enjoy.

b) If prices on eBay goes higher than MSRP and DO sell to their local customers i.e. not shipping it overseas. That means people can't find it in-store and willing to pay a premium to get it on eBay.

Otherwise, all this tells is demand might have been misjudged by retailers.

Brklynty12129d ago

becauae your local target walmart and gamestop is the only shops that sells move huh?....*facepalm*

Kurisu2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

I guess it depends on your location. I live in England, and I went to buy Move two days after launch. I went to both GAME stores in my town centre, and BOTH of them were completely sold out of the controllers (although they had plenty of Navigation controllers). I was forced to go to HMV, where I eventually found some. However they were starting to run low!

Note to add: Although the controllers were sold out there WERE starter bundles available.

joydestroy2129d ago

can't do that here in Charlotte, NC. everyone is out of it.

kneon2128d ago

@TrueStoryGuy

I guess you are new to ebay. You need to check the completed listings, the closing price can skyrocket in the last few seconds. The high bid hours before closing is meaningless.

I checked the completed listings and most move starter packs are selling in the $120-130 range.

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wanaraceu2129d ago

Most game shops I have been to in Australia are sold out of move. I just picked up the last 1 in stock at my local target

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Omega42129d ago

Hopefully its past 200K by now.

Karooo2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

lol i hope you are paid by microsoft, otherwise its pathetic

TrueStoryGuy2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

And has already outsold more then Kinect will ever sell.

SillySundae2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

I think Kinect will sell well.

MS has always been good with marketing their products.

How Good is Kinect? I dont know. A lot of negative reviews i understand, but let's wait till release see what happens.

I would be happy for both Move and Kinect to succeed.

"If you've got an awesome girlfriend, and then someone else gets an awesome girlfriend. Do you who wins? EVERYONE " - KB
.

plb2129d ago

Good at marketing their products? Please explain the Zune and Kin phone then? I'm not saying either are necessarily a bad product but don't think for a minute that just because it's a MS product it will succeed.

Seferoth752129d ago

@Plb, He was responding to someone who said it wouldnt sale 220k. Why are you jumping on him naming off 2 out of many products that sold well beyond 220k?
He said he wanted both to succeed, not that just because MS was marketing it that it would.

Kurisu2129d ago

I'm a Move owner, and I won't be purchasing Kinect as I don't have a 360. But you know full well that Kinect is going to sell WELL over 220k! WELL over... *waits for the Microsoft marketing campaign*

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