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Sony Reflects on PS Move Success, Over 8.3 Million Shipped

Speaking at a PlayStation Move focused keynote during GDC Online 2011, Gabe Ahn, a developer support engineer for Sony Computer Entertainment America, reflected on the recent success of Sony’s motion controller. He revealed sales statistics for the peripheral itself, the software supported by it, and even offered a glimpse into the future showing a compelling video featuring Freddie Wong’s take on what’s next with a head-mounted display fighting off Chimera in a virtual Resistance world. (PS3)

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remanutd55  +   1579d ago
Sorcery sony , Sorcery
iXenon  +   1579d ago
This is honestly the only game I want for my Move. I got a bundle for my birthday and played a few Move games but NOTHING is going to compare to Sorcery.

I wish Sony gave us some news on it >:\
doctorstrange  +   1579d ago
blumatt  +   1579d ago
Yes, I want Sorcery too. It's by far the best Move-only game I've seen. We saw it at E3 2010 and it hasn't been shown since. I'm starting to get worried it might have been scrapped. :(

And great job with the Move's success. It might not be the most popular device like the Kinect, but it's certainly the most precise motion controller on the market.
Soldierone  +   1579d ago
It was at this years E3 too, and it was playable if I'm not mistaken. Looked really good from what I saw of it! Can't wait to pick it up myself.
Karum  +   1579d ago
Sorcery looks awesome, it should have released a long time ago, it really could have been that early killer app to get people into Move much sooner and get more early momentum going.
stormeagle6  +   1579d ago
Yeah when I first saw the move announced and they were playing Sorcery on it, I thought for sure that it was the launch title they would use to "move" units.
liore  +   1579d ago
Ya shipped but how many units sold?
BitbyDeath  +   1579d ago
Nobody knows.
That figure is always untrackable.
banner  +   1579d ago
Does it really matter? Shipped is sold to Sony anyway, in other words if walmart want 100 of them they have to pay for it first.
Redempteur  +   1579d ago
well they are still shipping and people are still buying so retailers are happy and sony is happy ...

can you be happy too ?
SoapShoes  +   1579d ago
All figures by manufacturers/publishers are shipped. Kinect figures are shipped, Wii figures are shipped... You getting the picture? It doesn't matter how many are sold when all you have to compare it to are other shipped numbers.
Baka-akaB  +   1579d ago
shipped = sold anyway . The real results only affect retailers , as they will lower their next order if titles fail to meet expectations .

The whole shipped vs sold is only relevant in fields like comicbooks retail where retailers get a refund on unsold products
firelogic  +   1579d ago
There is no distinction as far as Sony is concerned. They sold those units to retailers. End of story. Do you really think retailers keep ordering more Move units from Sony when they aren't selling them to their customers? Really? Sony just has dumptrucks filled with Move units and forcibly offloads them at all major retailers without their consent?
SilentNegotiator  +   1578d ago
Sigh....are you REALLY playing this old game?

EVERYONE reports out shipped (which is "sold" to them, because they have "Sold" it to the retailer).
kneon  +   1578d ago
This is irrelavent unless you need to know sales down to the minute.

Nobody keeps months of stock on hand anymore, just wait a few weeks and pretty much everything shipped ends up being sold. So if it's not 8.3 million sold now it will be very soon
egidem  +   1579d ago
"Ahn also went on to stress the diversity of game types that utilize PlayStation Move, referencing core games such as Killzone 3, while also highlighting more casual types of games such as LittleBigPlanet 2, and Eyepet."

That pretty much says it all. Sony shines when it comes to diversity...they have game catering for both casuals and hardcore - best of all, the Move is implemented in both seamlessly.
Anon1974  +   1578d ago
It's funny those that are trying to downplay this amount, like 8.3 million of anything isn't a lot. A bit oversimplified, but consider this, the Move controller has cost about $50 this entire time. So we're looking at these controllers generating revenue to sony somewhere in the realm of over $400 million. By the end of this holiday season, people will probably spent about half a billion dollars on Move. That's billion, with a "B". That's not even counting the navigation controller or camera.

No matter how you look at it, consumers spending half a billion dollars on anything is huge. Hell, you start figuring things in like the nav controllers, cameras, sharpshooters, charging stations, etc..etc...Move may be generating as much revenue for Sony as Kinect has generated for MS despite how Kinect caught on. It'd be interesting to see a more detailed breakdown in the financials, but that's not gonna happen with either of them.
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ftwrthtx  +   1579d ago
I'm really liking 4 Elements HD with the move.
dbjj12088  +   1579d ago
Actually been tempted to finally pick one up... mostly because of Gamestop's steep discounts.
Tanir  +   1579d ago
i got 2 controllers, 2 nav controllers, Sports champions, and the eye camera for 95 bucks thanks to gamestops discounts lol.

normally it would be 100 just for 2 controllers them selves
mikemadden  +   1579d ago
I took advantage of the gamestop deal too. 2 moves, nav, the sony gun all for $67. then i got the ps eye and sports champ for amazon for $35.
GribbleGrunger  +   1579d ago
get LBP2 and you'll finally have a reason to really enjoy the MOVE
shikamaroooo  +   1579d ago
FAR from a flop good job sony
Bigpappy  +   1579d ago
Most Move owners have at least 2. Some have 4. So if all those 8 mil were sold, that would mean 4 mil customers for best estimate.

So if there are less than 4 mil customers, the 3rd party support will continue to be limited. Sony still has a lot of work to do, to get more moves in users' hands. They should feally be tracking the number of PSEyes sold, rather than the Move controllers.
Soldierone  +   1579d ago
Of all my friends and family that have Move, I am the only person that has more than one controller and I only have 2. The only reason I have two is because of The Fight.

Either way....why do people always find a way to twist the numbers from Sony and say its a bad thing? Sold is sold. I don't care if all 8 million went to one person, its still SOLD and in the hands of someone.

And you can't track the Eye either. A lot of people already had it or can buy it just to have it....Sony does still have work to do, but this just shows it isn't a flop like all the Xbots were making it out to be.
GoldenPheasant  +   1579d ago

You still around, wheres RavinNomad or whatever? Seems you guys service each other under your bridge. Wha 'appen?
elshadi  +   1579d ago
"Most Move owners have at least 2. Some have 4."
i want a LINK with that .. thank you
tiffac008  +   1579d ago
Of course some Move owners will probably have more than one. Its a controller not not a single add-on device like the Kinect. There is a difference.
RandomDude655  +   1579d ago
Has anyone tried that House of the Dead for the wii? Tempted to give that a shot in a couple weeks on the ps3.
Luthiens1  +   1579d ago
What's bass fishing like with move, has anyone tried it?
rezzah  +   1579d ago
look up gameplay on youtube or ask ppl on gamefaqs under the same title of the game you're interested in. It's the best way to get a response on any specific game.
Luthiens1  +   1579d ago
Thanks for the tip. I like move but want more games, just like Kinect.
Cajun Chicken  +   1579d ago
Quite happy with Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Tumble and Dead Space: Extraction so far.
Ares90  +   1579d ago
Infamous 2 is gonna support it
I'm really curious and interested on the implementation of move on Infamous 2
Unaffected  +   1579d ago
They said 8.8 million back at E3.
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Number_13  +   1579d ago
They lied.

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tiffac008  +   1579d ago
I'm confused about the numbers myself. I first thought this numbers where from GDC 2011 the one from Feb-Mar but I see this is from GDC Online 2011 which is done this month.
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beast242tru  +   1579d ago
im gonna buy one i just need me a bigger tv first im gaming on a 22 inch but hey atleast its hd. overall i think the move is not 2 bad
kma2k  +   1579d ago
I have spent A LOT of money this gen, ps3, xbox 360, playstation headseat, 46" tv, surond sound, (yes some of these were for tv also but mostly for gaming), Extra controllers, charging stations, upgraded hdd's, i mean the amount of money is stagering when you look at the bottom line, but the only thing the ONLY thing i really am disapointed in is the Move, i feel like i wasted $100 on this. I have tried multiple games & demos with move & didnt like any of them even with the sharpshooter i was still disapointed.
DlocDaBudSmoka  +   1579d ago
im right there with ya, on the amount spent. i also agree that move has been kinda lackluster. im waiting for House of the Dead. i havent tried the sharpshooter yet, so maybe thats why i find it lackluster.
GamersRulz  +   1579d ago
Do you want to feel better about your Move purchase ? Buy a Kinect !!
BubloZX  +   1578d ago
I'm not putting a kinect anywhere near my gears edition 360!!!
BitbyDeath  +   1579d ago
Medieval Moves has my interest after the recent E3 Vid
WhiteLightning  +   1579d ago
Great job Sony :)

I find it funny how it's done so well since, as some people put it, it hardly had any advertising yet Kinect got $500 million spent on it.
Number_13  +   1579d ago
They are counting every wand and navigator separately.
DlocDaBudSmoka  +   1579d ago
as they should. they are sold seperately, so why not count them seperately.
Ddouble  +   1579d ago
"The Move shipment figures do not include stand-alone PlayStation Eye camera or stand-alone PlayStation Move navigation controller shipments."
elshadi  +   1579d ago
lol at you
Ddouble owned you big time
cstyle  +   1579d ago
I don't see how they are selling.They aren't giving us hardly any software to use with it besides tacked on gameplay from core titles. Not many original move titles out there.
Redempteur  +   1579d ago
because there are plenty of core titles compatible .

And if you think that LBP2 move implementation is tacked on , then ..think again
SoapShoes  +   1579d ago
It's not tacked on gameplay, those core titles utilize the Move very well. It's an option...
Baka-akaB  +   1579d ago
that's pretty much like claiming wheel support is tacked on racing games ...
Noticeably_FAT  +   1579d ago
I agree, they count each piece as a separate "Move" sale. I own the original bundle and it's pretty cool, but I really want Sorcery and some Move only titles that make it worth the price.
insertcoin  +   1579d ago
So that's shipped... not sold?
archemides518  +   1579d ago
can we please have some kind of sword fighting game sony
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Ddouble  +   1579d ago
Ninja Gaiden 3 has Move support
TheDivine  +   1579d ago
Sony needs to do something like package move with every ps3. That way dev's might have a reason to make move only titles. As it stands if theres only around 2-4mil owners (8 mil shipped and most own 2-4 moves) thats not enough to entice dev's. It is really cool sony owned ip's get move support but most all play better with a pad. Make sorcery and some awesome demons souls like games with sword strokes, more house of the dead type games, something like the other m (which used motion controlls well). It has great potential for awesome games but just finishing games and adding move into it doesnt cut it. Use it as a mouse for hack n slash/diablo games, be creative. I do really like the lbp2 move pack and stuff like under siege but overall its been lackluster and more of a "we have to have it because the compition does" type thing.
GoldenPheasant  +   1579d ago
And we have games to play! Yet it still somehow manages to get bundled in with the s*** (you know what I'm talking about, hint: Blackwater) when the "motion control" spiel starts. Unless you rock FPSes with a Sharpshooter, you don't even get to speak. The only way I play FPSes now (well certain ones, I'll be playing Infinite w/ just the move, not Sharpshooter), and I can't seem to go back to the controller.

The only thing I want is more third party support. That's why senior Levine gets a burito and coke from me. Can't wait for Bioshock w/ Move. Hopefully it'll have stero 3D, but doubt it.

edit: and i'm very happy Sony is not shoe horning this thing where is does not belong, like Uncharted 3 or Starhawk.
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jack_burt0n  +   1579d ago
Well said, I forgot about infinite.
jack_burt0n  +   1579d ago
Its more than earned its value for me, used it alot all they need is a dedicated title that really delivers and a bundle and the install base will get stronger.
Beastradamus  +   1579d ago
Sports Champions is cool. Other than that there is nothing except Tiger Woods that isn't better with a normal controller.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1579d ago
I'm two of those.
josephayal  +   1579d ago
6 million sold in 2011 alone
Beastradamus  +   1579d ago
I bought move last year and there hasn't been anything good for it that was exclusive for Move.
smashcrashbash  +   1579d ago
I can't wait for the Move game Sony Santa Monica is making as well as Medieval Moves, House of the Dead Overkill and Sorcery.
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LostTokens  +   1579d ago
I'm honestly a little surprised how well the Move and Kinect seem to be doing. The motion gaming stuff isn't so much my cup o' tea, but people seem to enjoy it. Good for them.
DiRtY  +   1579d ago
Why are you guys make 8.5 million units shipped sound so overwhelming? It is not.

First: I doubt this number because Sony announced 8 million shipped months ago. If this number is true however, it means that Move has basically not sold at all in the past months.

The actual installbase must be tiny if you think about all those move controllers at retail and all those people with 2 controllers. So we are looking at a installbase of 6 million after one year?! That is what Kinect did in 2 freaking months.
MasterCornholio  +   1578d ago
Move needs more games.

Venjense  +   1578d ago
I have Move and say that Move has no games....

except KZ3 which is amazing with Move but one isn't enough.

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