Guillemot: Move/Kinect face territorial rift

Ubisoft CEO says that competing motion tech could see geographical dominance split.

The success of Move and Kinect hinges on cultural acceptance, says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.

In fact, the head of the French publisher says that Sony and Microsoft’s tech will each dominate one of key games territories, setting up the potential for a Kinect-oriented US market and a Move-driven Europe – or vice-versa.

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DontShoot-Me-Bro2969d ago

Europe = Move

Majority of Asia = Move

North America = Kinect

MaximusPrime2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Should be

North America: Kinect
Outside North America: Move

remember North America is not the world.

edit: @ below, true

PirateThom2969d ago

Or, you know,

Worldwide: Wii

All Sony and Microsoft are doing is damage control for Wii's popularity.

Zir02969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

More like

Kinect = US and UK
Move = Rest of EU and JP

And lets not forget US+UK >> Rest of EU and JP

But that said I see Kinect being more popular in than Move in the rest of EU too.

@raztad and TheFreak
In terms of money spent on gaming US+UK is bigger than the rest of the world.

raztad2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

I have my predictions but you wont like to read them.

BTW I dont think US+UK >> Rest of EU and JP

TheFreak2969d ago

what do you mean with US+UK >> Rest of Europe and JP?

Shadow Flare2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Maybe you should do some research. PS2 and DS are the 2 highest selling consoles of all time. And both of them have sold more in Europe then in America, which suggests Europe is the more lucrative and important territory. So it bodes well for Sony if they do grab Europe. And I can totally see a geographical division happening btw. Kinect > America / Move > Europe

To further the point, it's known that 360 has a very strong hold on the NA and to a lesser extent UK Market. But Sony has a very strong hold on the European (not so much uk) and Japanese Market. But it's Sony who has been selling more ps3s then 360's and it's the ps3 which has closed the gap on 360 from 8 million to 3 million worldwide. Which again suggests that Europe + Japan > US + UK

Zir02969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

@Shadow Flare

Are you talking about EU including the UK? Because if you are then you are likely right, but if you aren't then you are likely wrong. The UK is the second biggest market for gaming after NA, even bigger than Japan. If MS gets both of them, then they will do better than Move WW.

The 360 is more dominate in the UK than the US, since its been even outselling the Wii for a very long time even before the 360S

Shadow Flare2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Maybe so. Moves already proved itself in Europe as of now and it's been very successful in the uk, so the balls in microsofts court now to prove it's success in Europe. It's important to do well in the whole of Europe though, not just UK. Plus, Move has done well in America. 1 million units isn't something to dismiss

Besides, as I said before, if having just US + UK was that important, ps3 wouldn't have closed the gap on the 360. The world is a big place, and I don't know what you imagine Europe to be, but believe me, Spain, France, Germany, Italy etc. are pretty damn good countries, and important for a gaming Market. It's not just the UK you know

TheFreak2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Kinect will sell more everybody knows this. I for one will not be buying kinect or move for that matter

Edit: Maybe I will buy move depends how it works with kz3 and lbp2 :)

bustamove2969d ago

Can I borrow that crystal ball? I want to look into the rest of the future.

coldfoot2969d ago

In the US, 360 can outsell the PS3 at the 199/299 price point vs. the 299 for the PS3.

In the UK, 360 is sold at 149/199 pounds vs the PS3's 249 pounds price. So the 360 has to be way cheaper in the UK for it to outsell the PS3. A PS3 at 199 would destroy the 360 in the UK.

Flashwave_UK2969d ago

you idiot i live in the uk and i can tell you we aint no us bums we play sony consoles we are dominated by move i have never heard any one in my school say im going to play xbox when i get home

TheFreak2969d ago

no it is mine it`s all mine muahahaha. seriously you think move will sell better?

N4WAH2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Do you really want to know when it will happen?
For me I hope it's with a controller in my hand and a women on my lap, or on her knees. I'm not picky. ;)

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Nihilism2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

Play games not sales

Play games not sales

Play games not sales


MsmackyM2969d ago

Lower IQ=Kinect

Higher IQ=Move

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Stealth20k2969d ago (Edited 2969d ago )

can this guy from ubisoft shut up

solidworm2969d ago

are more sophisticated than Americans, that means????

divideby02969d ago

our home = this year... Neither

Kinect.. need games + price drop to buy into it
Move ... waiting till next year for more games

alb18992969d ago

i see japan=move, the rest= Kinect.

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