Sony's PlayStation Move hit Japan on October 21st, but it doesn't look like it is doing very well.
"It is important to note though that this is only counting half a week of sales, and that there were some big releases in the same week, namely the Super Mario Collection, Naruto and Vanquish among many others" This will sell in Japan, no doubt, it just needs actual AAA games. Next year is the year of the PS Move with all the Move enabled AAA games coming out.
I hope for everyone's sake it doesn't. Do you really want motion controls to be considered for the only option with the PS4? That is part of what this is. To test the market. If it is a blow out success, you better believe the PS4 would only use this style of control.
I highly doubt even if move is successful i doubt it be the only option in PS4. Sony never abandons their core audience and been using the same controller for like 15 years.
We all know the only reason MS and Sony are doing this motion [email protected] is because Nintendo is/was making a sh!t load of money from it. Lets hope that both Move and Kinect do ok but not sale like crazy to the point where Sony and MS say why the fu$k have we been catering to the hardcore when we can make a game with simple graphics and less budget and sale allot more. @xg-8 - yes we have a choice but if Move and Kinect takes off who do you think is goign to get the most attention from MS/Sony? Dont give me that fan loyalty [email protected] because a companies main objective is to make money. Edit @ below - I agree but lets just say that Move takes off like the Wii and Sony now has a casual fan base followoing along with it hardcore fans. Do you honestly think Sony will just drop those casuals when the PS4 comes out, lets face it the casuals will buy more games and add on than the hardcore so why would Sony ignore that. I am not saying that we wont have our dual shock controller but to expect something totally different than the PS3 if these motion thing takes off again.
No console manufacturer will ever make motion controls as their only option. While this may be partially true for the Wii, keep in mind that there are games that require you to hold the Wii remote sideways (as a controller) and let's not forget the Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro/GameCube controller.
What about the Wii? Only a few games allow use of a standard controller. It is primarily a motion control system. I mean that was the WHOLE point of the console. It made a crap ton of money and lets be honest. When a company sees that a product is selling like hot cakes, they assume 9rightfully so) that it is because that's what the customers want. They will make what they think the customers want and that is why we even have Kinect and Move. If they sold awesomely, MS and Sony would assume that it is because that is what everyone wants and cut out the lackluster options.
Hardware generally sells slowly in Japan, the Move even launched slowly in the west but kept study week after week until it reached 2.5m . It won't be bad if it retains the same level of sales in Japan the following weeks.
kevin Butler told me button's are cool, i trust him enough to say that Motion control will allways be an adon, and DS3 # 1
Unfortunately I think the PS4 is going to come standard with Move. It just makes sense. They have proven the tech works well enough that if they had shipped all consoles with it on day one nobody really would be saying much. Really Move right now just faces a bit of a battle with the Wii installed base. There really hasn't been that compelling reason to jump ship from the Wii to the PS3 for Move. And given Move is coming as an add on for a system that already has a good controller... well it just isn't a different enough experience to make a big dent with the Wii crowd yet. Trust me, if the PS4 launches with Move standard it will all be fine and dandy by the masses.
If it is a blowout success, then it would mean the masses want it, so I don't see why not include it in your next iteration of your console. It's not like they will stop supporting controllers. Even the Wii you can still the controllers to play games not designed for the Wiimote so I don't see your point. you Motion haters need to stop and use your brain before you comment cause you're not making sense. Obviously there is a market for motion controls, otherwise The PS Move and Kinect wouldn't be selling at all. As a company the most important thing is to give people what they want. You can't have all your eggs in one basket, you've got to diversify. As long as Sony, or MS, or Nintendo don't neglect the core gamers, I don't see what the problem is. Just because you don't want motion controls does not mean no one wants it. Don't ruin it for others, and vice versa.
@R2D2 "Well said CatGUY We all know the only reason MS and Sony are doing this motion [email protected] is because Nintendo is/was making a sh!t load of money from it. " you are completely wrong sony was working on motion controllers long before nintendo and microsoft were and ofcourse they want to make money they are a business after all or if you had a business would you not want to make money ? and you are getting hardcore games with the Move controller example "killzone 3" but with Kinect you are not getting any hardcore games as it is so limited in it's ability you do need BUTTONS you know ive said it before and ill say it again all the Kinect is, is an EXPENSIVE EYETOY nothing more.
wait guys i know we all love our controllers but if it actually works better for games... why not? its not like SONY is going to stop producing hardcore games.. the controllers may change.. but as i said if the experience turns better. i will support it.. obviosly i think i will decide that when i play infamous 2 and killzone 3 with move.... until then...
Sony will never abandon the controller.. If move is successful then it just means we will see better games.. Remember the ps3 has sold 41 million units to date without move, sony would be stupid to turn their backs on that kind of success... Stop fear mongering and just trust sony, they never let us down...
Nothing except for Sorcery is remotely interesting in that list of move to me. Same sh1t, different day. If your a PS3 owner in japan who already has a Wii I cant see why you’d want to buy Move. Your Wii has bucket loads of party games and the Move support for the likes of KZ3 and Heavy Rain isnt going to sell a shed load of Move’s is it?
I don't think it would be the only option of control. There was always be normal controllers. This just add's to other types of gameplay.
so after half a week of sales, we've decided that it isn't a contributing factor in hardware sales? wow
Well they are assuming it would have at least caught some early adopters i guess.
If Move were to have an impact on console sales, it would be especially pronounced around launch date. Since it did not impact now (at launch), it's unlikely it will have an impact later.
Japan is waiting for the Kinect
I fell out of my computer chair laughing so hard at that statement. Japan waiting for...kinect? Please tell me that was sarcasm. It just had to be!!! lol!!
Ye the land that hates the 360 is waiting for eye toy 2.0...
People in Japan would have to demolish their apartments/houses and make more room for it.
xbox360 sold 2K units last week. It doesnt support your idea. I might be wrong tho, lets see. It is clear motion controller frenzy is fading away in Japan, look at Wii sales for reference. MOVE needs a system seller over there.
good one :D
that's not good.....:( now i'm thinking not buying it....if it flops, then M$ might take the lead, and that means less exclusives for Sony and more for M$, which I don't mind cause I have both consoles, but Japan is the big testing ground for Jap companies like Sony and bigN.
Sony is not Microsoft, they won't just give up on games if hardware don't sell well. Ps3 was doing terrible at first but picked itself up as did blu-ray movies. Psp sofware is still being developed too despite piracy.
that's because they were loosing so much money on those 1st release PS3 that they had to keep trying and also they were trying to push Blueray....which is the main cause they never gave up.
Really? Your not going to buy it because 4 days of sales data on a product that is releasing along side a Mario game in Japan isn't good? Even if Japan only sells 2.5 million Moves in the next few years it will be a success for Sony and they should support it. Remember they only have a little over 5 millions PS3's sold there. Don't worry about sales so much man, just buy it if you want it and play the games.
Kinda of what I figured. They know the Wii well so it's probably not much of a change. They are all about hand helds anyway. It seems this thing sells to only the most hard core of Sony fan, not much of a new customer driver. Going to be interesting to see how Kinect does but I'm expecting similar.
sony is big in japan much bigger than MS and sony need japan help ps3. usa= xbox 360 mainly uk= xbox 360 mainly japan=ps3 mainly do not know about the other's sorry i admit but they are the 3 biggest. @below typeo thx :) god help you in life! @brianG thats why i said i do not know about the others :/ read it please
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Europe is bigger than UK as far as sales. So it should be USA, EU, and JAPAN you look at. And PS3 is currently leading two of those, EU and Japan. @Thrust I know what you were saying Thrust, I was just informing you so you know for the future haha.
its USA= xbox 360 mainly Rest of the world= PS3 mainly if your research the sales on the 360 more than half were sold in the US alone.
learn some more geography before coming here next time
The 360 is outselling the PS3 worldwide, also Japan = Nintendo mainly Right now it's NA/SA = 360 EU (with UK) = 360 Japan = Nintendo
the last 2 decades of so, I really believed the UK was part of the U.S.A.
kinect will be worthless in japan they get amazing games every week they wont blink twice for kinect
@ buffig so after half a week of sales, we've decided that it isn't a contributing factor in hardware sales? wow Yeah, cause Gaming is like the movies, if it flops the 1st 2-3 days then is not going to do good....u forget the Wii vs Ps3 vs X360? who sold fastest on release and stayed on top.... now is Kinect vs Move, and Move is not capturing people's $$$, I knew it when Kinect went on Oprah....:) sarcasm...btw.
Anyone consider the average Japenese household might be too small? Have you seen the size of the apartments in Tokyo for example? I'm pretty sure there is some kind of minimal range requirement for Move. I would buy it, but my front room layout i.e where my TV is positioned just wont work with Move.
First, there's no data in the article regarding the peripherals. It goes on to say that systems aren't selling as much. I've always been of the opinion that Move was for people who already had a PS3. It's hardly a system seller. There are exclusives for that. As for Sports Champions? It's Sports Champions! The only way I'd buy that is with the bundle, that's it. But I'll probably just buy the peripherals without the bundle. So, no. You won't see a huge impact on systems nor gimmicky software. But wait for the peripherals' sales number and a big exclusive and we'll see what happens.
Can I ask a question? I can't seem to be able to bring this site up on my PS3 so are they giving actual Moves sold or are we back to that nonsense about hardware sales being down therefore Move isn't doing well? Because if many people in Japan have PS3s it would mean that they wouldn't have to buy them to play Move. If it is actual numbers then forget what I just said. I wish Sony would give us actual figures so we can shut the haters up.
The awesome browser in the PS3 is letting you down? But it only does everything.
I'm not surprised!!!
me neither, handhelds are the spice of life in japan now, home consoles are a dying breed over there.
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I don't think most Japanese can play Kinects since they live in tiny cramp apartments. OT: There isn't really any game that would appeal to their demographic right now so poor sales is not surprising to me.
whata load of rubbish. listen up move sold very well. and will still sell. but this article is just copying another article stating the move hasnt sold well lately. well ill give you a crash course in sales shall i sales are like stock market, it goes up and down move is HUGE! in japan beleave that! i have a freind in japan also i might add its big worldwide. and for a good number of sales in america even thoe they have kinnect there own system. thats just sais it all. so if move is winning over some americans then you cant tell me its a fail. on another note. think of western europe alot of countrys. FAIL LAUGH MY ASS OFF. this site is small time its not official. anyone can make up numbers too.
So the first USA estimates was 70,000 then 300,000 and then seemed to have been a Million. The media will start off with the "disappointing sales pitch first" and when the sales numbers prove otherwise will ignore it for a month and then report negative news referring to their own articles citing "poor initial sales". What is the Sony figures?
Move is a great product. It works very well. Yes the games for the most part are crap but in time there will be games that can be used with the DS3 that to me will be even better with Move. I'm not sure why topics like these get approval when all they are designed to do is get a reaction. So do we blame the fanboys who react or do we blame this site and the media for supporting it?
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