Sony recently revealed that it had shifted 8.8 million units of motion-control peripheral PlayStation Move. And, according to the company’s Andrew House, that’s “well beyond” what had been forecast.
But isn't 8.8ml more like just 5ml considering the vast majority of Move owners would have purchased two? 5ml unique owners Vs. 12ml unique owners for Kinect is nothing to shout about especially when it was released 2 months before Kinect as well.
IMO selling a controller is selling a controller regardless if some one buys 1 or 2. the more controllers they sell the better.
just to clarify something: when they talk about sales numbers for the Move controller, they're only talking about the one with the ball, not the navigation controller now it's true that some games require two of those for optimal performance but they're not mandatory so very few people actually have two Move controllers, I would say 10% so the real number should be around 8 million, not half like some people are mentioning further down on this thread
@Malamdra Although that true most motion games reccomend a second player in which youll need atleast 2 controllers so 10% is really like 30%
Malambra, where do you get 10% from? I would assume a lot of users have 2.
"considering the vast majority of Move owners would have purchased two?" Are you trolls still peddling this nonsense? These sales are of the PS Move controllers, not the navs. And there are only about TWO games that have the OPTION to use two MOVE controllers.
And you have to consider, when Microsoft sells a Kinect unit, they sell one. When Sony sells Move, they sell Move, possibly a navigation unit, another move unit, a charging station, a PS Eye, maybe a Move Sharpshooter or other accessories. I wouldn't be surprised to find out Sony has actually made far more money on Move then MS has made off Kinect. From a business standpoint - Move has far more potential. From a gamer standpoint, it has certainly proved it can hold it's own. No one is writing articles complaining about Move lag.
Hmmm... interesting, so if apply your reasoning to the x360, a guy who got his first x360 bricked and then went to buy another one, just counts as 1 sale, right? 1 person = 1 Sale 1 person buying the exact same product twice = 2 Sales
Yeah. The parent company still gets the revenue for the purchase. If we're talking about install base and amount of users who own said device, then buying 2 Moves is still one customer. So it's the same thing. -I don't like 360 or Kinect but facts are facts, guys.
Yeah, but MS extended the warranty to 3 yrs. So after the 3yrs then I would say yes. Now PS3 fats and older slims are getting YLOD so the same can be said for the Sony.
Not even you can spin this, seriously.
even if this was vaguely true where are you getting this 5 mill from? if its just a guesstimate you shouldn't have bothered and why are you assuming the vast majority bought two? even if true, sales are sales, its not like sony gets less from someone buying two, for all you know they are buying two for a friend/brother/sister etc...
Yes Zir0, Kinect is the best thing EVAH! And all PS3 owners are veeeeeery jealous of the voice recogn... eeehhhrrrr, I mean Kinect integration in Mass Effect 3. Fist bump!/s You're trying too hard.
Couldn't the same argument be made for the amount of 360's some people had to buy?
you say that about the move but i bet you wouldnt say that the 50+ million xboxs arent real because of the huge amount of people who had to buy multiples to replace the ones that broke. Or buy a new one because they think there old one will break soon.
Are you suprised by your bubble count? I hope not oh and way to waste your only bubble on such a pointless comment...
Great now where is Sorcery?
I'm still waiting on serious MOVE only titles before I buy, the same with Kinect right now I dont see a reason to own any of them considering there arent enough games yet
I'll get a move when Sorcery comes out. It looks cool.
Good question, wanted at least a trailer on E3, anyway, Sony, where is my Sorcery + Move Bundle, gimme naow! :P
im glad to hear all the good Sony news that have followed PSN's return and hope it continues
mmmmmm delicious Under Siege :)
I have it. I really like it. There needs to be more games for it though. Where the hell is sorcery!?!?!?! It's great for FPS (if done right). Try Killzone 3 with it. It's hard to go back to standard controllers. So, I can't wait to try it with Bioshock Infinite.
The difference is Move can be easily intergrated into hardcore titles and those titles are here and now (im not gonna name them becoz any self respected gamer will know wot im talking about). Kinect crowd will have to wait longer for their fix. I hav a 360 myself and i'm on the fence about Kinect.
I agree. I am not a motion controller fan, but Sony offers a lot more options for the Move, as they're integrating it into their core games and having Move-specific titles, where Microsoft's offerings are more of an either/or thing. Now they are doing it a bit more with future titles, but nowhere near as much as Sony has. Honestly, it's the no-physical-controller thing. Kinect was meant to replace controllers, but in doing so it limits the types of games that can actually be made for it.
Having played both extensively I can honestly say that I prefer move.. Its everything the wii mote should have been...
360 fanboys have no mind like 360 have no games u dont have uncharted, u dont have god of war microsoft is just a money grabber while Sony take care of all their customers Hats off to Sony n Shoes off for Microsoft
All companies are "money grabbers" though. they're in it for profits, and there's nothing wrong with that. They're businesses. Customer service is an important part of that. Companies want to keep their customers happy to make sure those customers keep buying their products.
"360 fanboys have no mind like 360 have no games u dont have uncharted, u dont have god of war microsoft is just a money grabber while Sony take care of all their customers Hats off to Sony n Shoes off for Microsoft" PS3 fanboys have no mind like PS3 have no games u dont have halo, u dont have gears of war sony is just a money grabber while Microsoft take care of all their customers Hats off to Microsoft n Shoes off for Sony
Lolz u need a doctor n we dont dont need Halo or gears of war they only look great in showcase. Comparing gears with UNCHARTED is like Comparing rat with the TIGER
Nice numbers and Move is awesome, just need moar games, it´s hard to play with DS3 in games that support it after I start with Move. But Resistance 3 and Bioshock: Infinite is def. going to be awesome, hope we will see more Sorcery.
Of course you'll go above expectations when you don't expect to sell anything at all
Move had plenty of marketing and some games required another controller so its not that impressive when you look at
Shhh, we're supposed to pretend that every Move sale is to a unique user. Get with the picture, here!
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