A look at all the PlayStation Move titles that managed to hit the latest UK charts.
So if Halo:Reach wasn't out Sports Champions would be number 1, that's amazing for a peripheral added half way through the consoles lifecycle. If this isn't incentive for deleopers to get cracking on Move enabled games then I don't know what is.
"Deleopers"? lol you know what I meant :P For my disagrees: Don't you think that it's impressive? I mean, I know SC was priced lower than your average game but you still have to buy new hardware to play it. All I was saying is that it's a decent start fo Move games and I hope more DEVELOPERS *checks spelling* take advantage of the hardware.
No not really. People are already familiar with the Wii-mote and see something like this for the PS3 so I do think Nintendo did help on the whole motion thing. If non of the companies did motion controls and they were the first, yes then it would have been impressive. Im not hating here, im interested in this product myself, just dont see why everyone is suddenly dancing for Move.
Well it IS doing well no matter how you see it and the argument that Nintendo is somehow responsible for Moves success... well... it's just plain wrong. Obviously Nintendo popularised motion controls but people aren't buying Move because they are slightly familiar with it. I'd say it's biggest selling point is the accuracy and depth sensing capabilities both of which are lacking from any Wii endeavor. The core gamers are the ones that buy first in most cases followed by the casual through word of mouth and I think that's the case here, some of the uninformed probably don't even know it's out yet. To sum up, it's successful because it is better than the Wii not simply because the Wii got in first. If you haven't had a good try of Sports Champs in the comfort of your own living room then you won't know why people are "dancing for Move". Let us know what you think when you do give it a fair trial. @Mcstorm Firstly Sports Champions WAS built from the ground up with Move in mind and is a decent showcase for what it can do. Also when I stated that I hoped developers would make more games that's what I meant, sorry it wasn't too clear.
" I'd say it's biggest selling point is the accuracy and depth sensing capabilities both of which are lacking from any Wii endeavor." Exactly, you would say. To the "hardcore" peeps perhaps, but not the ones who thought waggle games are great. Sony's and Nintendo's marketing are almost identical. Whether one is more accurate or not isn't even the case here. "To sum up, it's successful because it is better than the Wii not simply because the Wii got in first. " And this is based on what? Believe it or not, Wii was even played on big screens while Ps3 and 360 were more suited for that. I mean PS3 and 360 also offer BETTER visuals and that had no effect on Wii at all. Wii established the power of motion controls and Sony played on that segment( I dont care for how long it was in development). With the same kind of games like ( sports champ ? Wii-sports ) they are actually trying and make people believe "LOOK WE OFFER THE SAME!" To you its the accuracy, to many others its just a Wii on steroids( and im talking about visuals). And as far as success goes, ehh the thing just got out. Again im not hating, just don't see the special bit of all of this. edit: "The core gamers are the ones that buy first in most cases followed by the casual through word of mouth " How did this work for the wii then? eeeh?
All I'm saying is give the Move a little credit sheesh, if you're really interested in it then judge it on it's own merits. It's a fantastic bit of kit and Wii or no Wii it would be doing just as well for itself. It might be just me but i'm having trouble grasping the point of your arguments. Are you downplaying the successful launch of Move because you think accuracy doesn't matter to the casuals? I never argued agaisnt that point if you were. Also what does the size of the screen people are playing Wii on have to do with anything? If you don't see what's so special about Move then TRY it before coming online to tell everyone you don't see what's so special. That way your opinion might be a bit more relevant and you won't get so many disagrees. The Wii was built on the back of the 'core' gamer, I bought one on lauch day as I probably would with any console but it didn't live up to my, or many other gamers, expectations. However they tapped into a market that nobody even knew existed and have kept a strangle hold on it for years as they never had any competition. The main selling point for the Wii was definately not the accuracy as you say, it was the price. Neither Sony or MS will see the kind of sales figures that Nintendo enjoy simply because of this one thing. As far as gaming goes though, Move offers a more precise, anti-waggle experience that could pave the way for some excellent core games and fun mainstream offerings. You get what you pay for. Try it and you'll understand.
"If you don't see what's so special about Move" This has nothing to do with what i was replying to: "Don't you think that it's impressive? I mean, I know SC was priced lower than your average game but you still have to buy new hardware to play it" This isn't even about the quality itself, i'm talking about "Marketing". He speaks as if their marketing is something amazing...Sorry I just dont see it. That is where i disagreed. Its largely feeding itself to something Nintendo already established, the quality they offer is a different story. " Also what does the size of the screen people are playing Wii on have to do with anything? " While you say its the accuracy people are going for, people also went for big screens for the Wii( wouldn't a PS3 or 360 be more suited for such thing?). Point being People have different perspectives and are pleased for different reason. If you believe Accuracy is the only reason, fine by me, but that very reason won't count for everyone. I dont even think some people will see the difference. For the third time I am interested in Move, the only reason i do not own it right now is because ...well education == highest priority.
@sidar You sound like a Wii fanboy attempting damage control. Speaking of Wii, I haven't heard much about Dragon Quest X for a while...
"...well education == highest priority." You're right there mate.
"@sidar You sound like a Wii fanboy attempting damage control. " Thats great for you.
The sales are good but look at the games that are at the top of the list none core games still think MS Kinect will not sell on its release. I hope Move dose well but as I said from the start I want to see game built from scratch to show off what Move can do rather then patched games but looking forward to next year its going to be another big year for sony MS and Nintendo.
I think it's fair to say the Move has surpassed expectations, both as a solid peice of tech, and tha added precision and depth it adds to gameplay mechanics. I expect strong Christmas sales, and further surges in sales when AAA games like Killzone3 drop.
expect a Move title to sell so well. Really impressive when you consider that Reach releases almost the same time.
The move is unreal. Someone is gonna make something super epic on this thing.
I tried the Tumble demo yesterday and it's insane.
I bought it... good game. Fun stuff.
love tumble. try multiplayer if you have visit. its really fun.
Sony seems to be playing their cards right. Thanks to Microsoft doing the advertising for them like int he case of FF XIII. M$ pushed it heavily with million$$$ only to have more gamers get the PS3 version of which Sony had no advert at all! I believe they will go viral with Coca Cola as the Christmas season approaches. The perfect time to strike. By the time Kinect launches word of mouth already spread out like wild fire that Move is better than the Wii & Kinect the expensive hardware. How history repeats itself. Now to give M$ a dose of its own medicine.
Unfortunately for your argument, ndibu, Sports Champions is NOT bundled with Move in the UK, which is where these charts are for. And for the UK market alone (NOT Europe), 150k is actually very impressive for week one sales of ANYTHING. You really should put together a solid basis for an argument. Preferably before starting it.
Not to mention the fact that Sports Champions didn't get released until the Friday. I'd say that's pretty impressive. Oh, and I love the Table Tennis! My shoulder is fried after a 3 hour sesh!
Table tennis is awesome!
I'd agree with that. It gets SO good when you get onto the Silver Champions Cup. Without assistance and with the tougher AI, its really difficult! :)
table tennis is crap i can't do it lol. takes some getting used to can't just flick your wrist to hit the ball back. i do think start the party should be higher but it got screwed with the reviews
If you play Gladiator Duel with 1 move controler... you are seriously missing out on this games awesomeness! to truely feel the power of move you must use both... this also goes for archery by the way...
VGChartz fails again! Apparently, the premiere Move game Sports Champions, sold more in U.K. alone than Move sold in the entire world! Why are so many people without Move buying a Move exclusive game?
im loving the archery...ive had lots of fun with it so far. I cant wait until action games start to realize how wonderful this tech is. Hit the body stun, then boom headshot. this thing is going to be awesome when the devs start to see all the things that are now possible with Move that were not available in the past. Im so ready for a night of the living dead game, or Doom.
but we could do with some numbers instead of spots on the charts
I have to agree that Gladiator Duel is the most fun I have had with a motion controlled game in a long time. And after a bit you end up working up a sweat. Can't wait to see what is in store for the future.
You can't find a Move in the USA stores, it is sold out
table tennis is my favourite. It's a sign of the accuracy really, if you were any good at TT in real life then you'll take to this like a duck to water. I was school champ so its been a dream this game. I'm very impressed with the variety and scale of what you can do. Looking forward to KZ3, I think when the Move players start owning the non Movers online we'll see more high steady numbers for Move.
Disc Golf and Gladiator are my favs. My oldest daughter enjoys Volleyball while my 5yr old has lost her mind with EyePet. Great stuff!
Wow, I hit disagree on the spammer and his bubble count went up with the page refresh. People talking about games on a gaming site can't get bubbles, but spammers spamming shoe and clothing ads can!
...so VGChartz numbers were all a bunch of BS then. Unless people were buying 1 copy of Sports Champions for each Move controller in the UK. Figures.
The majority of VGChartz "statistics" appear to be absolute guesswork, given that they don't even have access to UK sales numbers. Oh, and based on the fact that they say things such as "I think 25% of people bought a motion controller to use Move, and 75% bought one as a second controller" with absolutely NO evidence to back it up. Bless 'em.
Reach was out a week before the Move and Sport champions isn't bundled with the Move in Europe. I'd say Sport Champions is selling rather well considering the price for it and the move stuff.
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