Microsoft plans to steal all of Sony's motion-control mojo when Kinect finally hits stores this week amid a whirlwind marketing campaign. But Sony's putting up a fight - the company has just shipped out a big batch of new Move controllers.
Smart move if true…
definitely a strategic move...
They're making a move for the customer...
They are just trying to make sure there is no shortage. It would suck if you lose casual sales to the Kinect because stores have ran out of Moves.
there hasnt been any shortage of move units (singles and bundles) in my area. Sacramento CA. They have them at Fry's, Target, WalMart. Gamestop is sold out but I think they just dont stock enough on purpose.
A company has restocked!!! more info as it comes in......
Smart 'move' indeed
nice move Sony
Move over, Kinect.
they haven't been in a race with microsoft since day 1 with the price of their PS3. Microsoft is in a race with itself for second place. 500 million is overkill for advertising a peripheral. Nintendo & Sony spend that money on buying studios and hardware quality + keeping online free. They thump their chest about #s, then correct them when they are shown behind. Its a joke at this point. Microsoft is following Segas path to nothing. But even then, I doubt they spent this much on any of their power-ranger add-ons. Activator/SegaCD/32x combined probably isn't 500mill (with inflation faactored in) Microsoft boasts as if its #1 worldwide, and acts as if its innovating. Its all like the E3 showing of Kinect.. fluff. Its all show & no go. Facts are that MS wouldn't sell without misleading people. Lots of American car companies did the same.
Your comment may be the most level headed, adultlike and spot-on comment I have ever read on N4G. WTG
MS is following Sega's path to nothing?? And then you have this guy saying it's the most level headed comment on N4G??!? WTF this place has a special group and I mean that in the worst way possible. You've got to be a dupe account man.. This guy lecturing MS about innovating while you are waggling your WiiMove.
Why woundn't Sony restock MOVE, do you people think that made Move not to sell it. There is not strategy here, its simple business. So are you guys saying Sony purposely let move go on shortage so that they can do the so called strategic move once Kinect released. If that's the case, why didn't they just release Move at the same time as Kinect? Were they afraid to? No! that's because it's a non issue being made into some strategic BS by some hit hungry website. Additionally, Kinect and Move are so different that they are only going to sell to customers that is interested in that specific type of motion control. Move is in more in direct competition with the WiiMote than Kinect.
wtf are u talking about? no one said that =SSSSSS
I have to agree move it targeted for ps3 owner. While Kinect is targeted for people that dont own a system or only own a wii. I think $ony wanted to got after wii custmer but all soccer mom sees when she looks at move is a wii with a higher price tag.
I want to write a personal attack right now but I fear I may lose a bubble. Gamesradar has some of the best games journalists on the internet. They care alot more about getting laughs out of readers than hits, which they get plenty of already.
"I want to write a personal attack right now but I fear I may lose a bubble" Really dude? Drama queen much? I don't care how good journalist on any website is, stories are written to get people to come to their sites. Why you ask, they pay the damn bills, it's called sensationalism. It goes hand in hand with journalism. It's the same tactic you used with that "I want to write a personal attack right now but I fear I may lose a bubble" comment! Child Please!
I heard that in the UK they are sold out and having problems keeping them in stock. Looks like even in all the flurry with Kinect Sony's Move is still selling. Looks like it's not going anywhere and is here to stay.
Kinect launch is nearly upon us. Time to grab the popcorn and watch this play out.
Won't get interesting till after the holidays. Both will sell well this holiday, Kinect will probably sell more to be honest but once the hype dies down and people start to notice how limited the controls are and how every game is a recycled gameplay from the last kinect title. Kinect will become a sea of Dance/fitness/casual games
"Kinect will probably sell more to be honest but once the hype dies down and people start to notice how limited the controls are and how every game is a recycled gameplay from the last kinect title. Kinect will become a sea of Dance/fitness/casual games" Yea, same reason the Wii bombed...oh wait @Disagrees- So..what about my comment do you "disagree" with? Please I'd like to know. ;)
Whats the point of telling you why we disagree if you can't reply cause you're out of bubbles? ;)
well then it can find a place in my junk drawl right along where my Move accessories are.
@deadreckoning Whats the point of telling you why we disagree if you can't reply cause you're out of bubbles? ;) so your basically just admitting that you no reasoning to disagree you just dont like what he had to say cause your one of those 10 year old ps3 fangirls
question is will it be a a comedy or horror. Hopefully its a comedy but if its horror it will be the most scary thing in ages.
Yeah..., I just looked at your comment history and yeah..., I'm the "fangirl" (-_-)
i want to get myself Move for K3 Deadspace 2 InFamous 2 Mgs Rising Resident Evil 5 addon cant wait but i need teh moneeyz
I can't wait for all this MC BS to be over and done with.
Well, you'd better be looking into cryostasis then, because with Nintendo, Sony and MS...and a slew of independent companies...all heavily investing in similar tech, motion control/tech isn't going anywhere...until something else in the future makes it completely obsolete.
All the major noise, what level the "casual gamer" is going to wade into this crap, will be settled within three months. Probably the first few weeks after Kinect hits the streets.
It would be smart to have move support for Infamous 2 and especially MGS Rising!
yeah especially for Rising that would be the killer move game !!!!!
Does it have Move support? I know DeadSpace Extraction content has it but thought Move support isn't available for DS2
Well your going to be partially disappointed since Dead Space 2 does not have any Move support announced, only the old Wii port. And MGS Rising has not been confirmed to have any Move support either. But yeah you can play those games that work better with a controller with the Move.. Awesome! Oh and I can't forget the games you need to buy twice so you can play them with the Move.
butthurt fangirl, pissed off because move is the best motion controler, and sold out (..not anymore :))
@Killed4stupidity wow u are so bitter and twisted, LMAO
Can we get back to the games now, all this Motion Controller talk is nauseating.
Intentional pun, or coincidence? :p
well imo anyone who would pay £129 for a webcam wants there head testing.
Move has no chance
LOL you re a good comedian i like your sarcastic tone
na he sucks as a comedian and a troll
yeah true only good for 1 post lol weak attempt mr. troll why dont waste 150 bucks on kinect then lol
trying to put up a fight... they would spend lots of money on advertising the move just like how immensely microsoft is advertising kinect
Well sony is advertising move, maybe not as much as MS but enough for ppl to know. I was watching the world series which is AMERICAS biggest sport & I seen the move commercial with Kevin Butler saying, "She's a bad Mama Jama" & with millions of viewers tuning in to watch my giants lay the smackdown on texas (no offense rangers fans lol) but u see what I mean. There were millions that watched the world series so they had to have seen the move commercial. GO GIANTS LOL.
This motion control war is getting annoying. Why did GT5 have to be delayed... :(
I never get why people say Move doesn't have a chance. Even if the non gamers don't go for it we have approximately 40 million gamers who own a PS3. 40 million gamers who are used to playing games for both hardcore and casual vs the 360 whose fanbase is made up of mostly hardcore gamers.So who do you think is more likely to buy the motion control? The people who are closest to Nintendo owners in nature or hardcore 360 owner who are on the edge of their seats waiting for Gears and Black OPS . So how is it that doesn't have a chance again? Also I am not sure why motion control haters always jump into these conversations . It's very rude to jump into conversations that don't concern you or interest you.
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