Study: Purchase Intent For PlayStation Move, Natal Below 10 Percent

Sony's PlayStation Move and Xbox 360's Project Natal motion control solutions have been garnering a lot of the spotlight from core gamers and the press, but a new study reflects currently low purchase intent for the new devices.

Research firm OTX's U.S. tracking study GamePlan Insights polled a group of 2,000 gamers between May 23 and June 5, 2010, and found that 8 percent of the Xbox 360 market intends to buy Natal, and 6 percent of the PlayStation 3 market intends to purchase Move.

Of the people that are already planning on buying Natal and Move, 25 percent plan to preorder the controllers.

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movements3050d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

I'm not surprised. Plus, I'm not part of that, say, 9 percent? Yeah, fail motion tech trying to change gaming into exercise is fail.

Iamback3050d ago

those % will change after E3, for better or worse, we shall see

blue7xx73050d ago

Agree we haven't seen much from both so after E3 people will be more decisive as to which one they will get. Plus once both MS and Sony start marketing both of these motion controllers to the masses who don't know that Natal and Move exist right now I'm sure it will be higher.

iHEARTboobs3050d ago

I agree with lamback. People still don't know much about them to form any real opinion.

Qui-Gon Jim3050d ago

Of those people, about half of them intend to buy them. Since it is mostly the die-hard fans that know about them right now, they won't have a 50% attach rate at the end of the day, but 9% isn't accurate, either.

Tone3050d ago

Remember we know all about E3.. but millions do not. Time will tell tho!

IdleLeeSiuLung3050d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

That is pretty good number considering 15% are aware and around 6-8% is considering the purchase. What happens when 80% is aware? The other thing is they are polling only gamers, what about the non-gamers they are trying to attract?

Furthermore MS numbers are really strong, seeing how they actually hasn't showed jack squat!!!

Sony numbers are very impressive as well seeing how it is basically in most consumers mind (wetter it is or not is irrelevant) is a Wii superior advanced clone.

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chulonyc3050d ago

Mean absolutely nothing based on 2,000 gamers lol you need a bigger base than that to survey to even get close to what the numbers might really reflect in the end. I for one am not one of those 2,000 and will definitely be buying the move thats a given.

deadreckoning6663050d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

Maybe u need to take a stats class :P Those numbers look pretty good to me.

iceman29293050d ago

statistics is amazing. 2000 gamers is quite a decent sample size.

IdleLeeSiuLung3050d ago

Two thousand participants is a statistically representable sample.

This is a great opportunity to get some basic statistics skills while you research this.

Heartnet3050d ago

Yeh im buying The Move lol.. Just cuz i want it for my collection of awesome tech xD and its compatitible with a Zipper game so :P

TheTwelve3050d ago

Only that new fighting game appeals to me on MOVE...we'll see.


D4RkNIKON3050d ago

it's in 3D too, with 3D motion sensing controllers! Can't wait to see how that feels to play.

trounbyfire3050d ago

seriously the "studies" are useless.

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