Sony Move-s 1 million in the Americas

PS3 motion-control system hits shipment milestone in North, Latin America in first month; sales figures remain MIA.

When the NPD Group released its sales figures for September 2010, it pointed out the only area of growth was game accessories. Chief analyst Anita Frazier said a major factor behind the 13 percent year-over-year boost was the introduction of the PlayStation Move, the motion-control system for the PlayStation 3.

Sony says 1 million Move systems have been shipped in the Western hemisphere since launch.

That said, reports were mixed as to the system's success. While Sony Computer Entertainment Europe chief Andrew House wasn't shy about saying how the system had sold 1.5 million units in the European Union, there was silence from Sony Computer Entertainment America about how the system had fared in the Western Hemisphere.

Today, Sony broke its silence by announcing the Move has shipped--not sold--1 million units in North and Latin America during its first 30 days on the market. The figure is in-line with analysts' estimates that it had a "modest" launch of just 300,000 units sold in the US during its first two weeks on sale. Sony had not released specific sales figures as of press time.

"We had to go back and increase production twice, we're absolutely maxed out right now," Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton told the Reuters news service.

The PlayStation Move launched in Europe on September 15, North America on September 17, and in Japan on October 21. The system, which consists of the PlayStation Eye camera and LED-capped wand controllers, is available in a variety of configurations. Controllers are sold on their own for $50, bundled with the PlayStation Eye camera and minigames compilation Sports Champions for $100, or with all that and a 320GB PlayStation 3 for $400.

Although games like Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 sell for full price, a line of PlayStation Move games sells for just $40 each. There are currently 24 Move-compatible games on the market, with another 16 planned to ship by March 31.

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BrandonAkey
BrandonAkey

262 comments as of the time I'm posting this. Now I don't care who's side your on, but if there is that much discussion on something such as this, its obviously making a big impact. lol

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@Ex-DarkBlade Good discussion indeed. ;) Started off ugly (oh, all the thumb-downs), but glad things got civil.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, fine. Enjoy your day, and sorry about the argument. I have a problem of defending things, and people when attacked upon. I am peaceful person. So, the final conclusion is to wait for next year, and see what happens. Bye, nice talking to you. :)

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@Ex-DarkBlade Give it time. All gimmicks get old. People thought disco would last forever too.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@drknessfeeds I want Sony to focus on developing something original. Sony was awesome to get Blu-Ray as the standard media format. It was a big deal that coasted under the radar for most folks. How big is it that this is not only the new standard, but Sony developed it! No, it isn't some innovative gameplay gimmick, but as games keep getting bigger, PS3 versions can stay on 1 disc as opposed to a 360 version, which might require 2 or 3. I don't like the decision to release the Move during the PS3's cycle with that price point. I'd be more willing to give it another look if it's still around for PlayStation 4 (whenever that will be) because I'd be looking for a system that has it all, and I'm prepared to drop some money for what I believe will be the best one. Nintendo benefited from the Wii being one-of-a-kind at the time, $250 got the console and Motion controllers, and it was compatible with GameCube controllers, so you didn't need to drop a bunch of money on a traditional controller if you already had them. With the Move, I dropped $500 for the console back when, now I need $130 more for the PS Eye, Move controller, and Navigation controller. That's a lot. If I had to decide today, right this minute, between $200 for a Wii or $130 for the Move bundle + Nav controller, I'd go with the Wii. Bigger, better library. The Wii has great games now. The Move has mediocre-at-best games, and I'd be gambling on whether they come up with more games that reward my faith.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, it doesn't matter if you buy the 3D stuff or not. The support for 3D is too high, what can you do? It won't die out like the first time again. And companies are planning to release glasses free T.V.s, so no need to buy it now, just wait for price decrease which is going to be 2 years. I don't support it too, but what I can I do?

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@Ex-DarkBlade About 3D: I don't want to buy a 3D television and have to wear glasses on top of my glasses to watch a movie or play a game in 3D. It's a nice gimmick that's made a comeback, but there's a reason it disappeared in the first place. About Sony and the Move: Of course they're going to put up a strong front about it. If they waver now, people will see it as defeat. Once upon a time, Sony said they didn't believe rumble was an important feature in a controller, and that it interfered with the motion tech of the Sixaxis. A short time later, they released the DualShock 3/Sixaxis. Today, they say the Move is selling well, and they anticipate good sales from here on out. We'll see how that goes.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, PS Move has better spec. than the Wii remote. PS Move is still new, so it doesn't have a reputation yet! Sony is too smart now, they learned their lesson the hard way. Sony already has a back up plan for PS Move, in case it fails. If you want to know why I think that is because Sony seems very sure that PS Move is going to do well, they are not scared at all. Sorry to break the shocking news, but 3D is going no where. 3D is staying, because many movie companies, game companies, and tech. companies support it. Plus, there is enough customer support for 3D that companies are willing to risk on sending money on the tech., and sell 3D products. Last words, I like the Wii remote better the PS Move, but I am willing to try the tech. even for one game.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

@ RaddaRaddaRadda Now you seem to be making a senseable debate, some of your previous posting did seem to be trolling. You got a pretty bleak out look and it is a glorified wii controller but sony still refined it to a fine point IMO and is alot better than the wii and surpasses it in many ways. You still failed to mention where you wanted Sony to focus? And we are in agreence about 3d gaming. I hope its a passing phase.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@drknessfeeds Again, you call it trolling. I'd call it having a different opinion, but okay. I think it's a matter of whether the ends justify the means. Of course it's going to sell *some* systems and Move controllers and PS Eyes. But I imagine they were looking to turn some kind of profit on this when they decided to market it. The Big Three don't put stuff out there with hopes of breaking even. But like I said: it will be worth re-evaluating 4 years from now (assuming we haven't moved onto the next console generation yet) to see how its sales compare to the Wii's after 4 years. I'll note that I think 3D is a gimmick that will come and go as well. @Ex-DarkBlade I know that Killzone has its fans, and I'm sure they'll enjoy the game and the Move (those who purchase it). I think you're in denial that the Move is a Wii with better feedback. And nothing more. I won't argue whether it's specs are better than the Wii's -- heck, they probably are. But it doesn't have the library, it doesn't have the reputation that the Wii has. Right now, those are disadvantages for the Move. But I'll say it again: I'm willing to sit back and see what happens in the coming months and years. But the immediate future does not look good.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

@ RaddaRaddaRadda Did not call you a troll said you were trolling. Have no problems with a debate. But what other direction would you have liked them to go to? They are already supporting 3d. Maybe your missing the whole point of it. Lets say that it does fail and brings in just casual gamers and leaves nothing for the hardcore. In the end still more sales, more playstations in living rooms. More sales means more games, and while some will be casual bs there will still be more games in the end, some for the hardcore as well.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, I didn't buy the first Killzones neither, but I heard so much about the Killzone 3, and the gameplay with PS Move, Killzone 3 is going be amazing. Dude, you don't realize anything right now, the next year PS3 is going own, I am not trolling, it's the fact, Sony is going to release killer games.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@Ex-DarkBlade New gameplay isn't a bad thing... if the gameplay is new. If Sony wanted to add motion gameplay, that's fine -- but not with a pricetag of $130 (because I don't own an PlayStation Eye, I'd need the $100 bundle plus the $30 nav controller, and there's no way). I've seen the lineup for Move, and it's just not impressive. Sports Champions is a copy of Wii Sports. Bowling I could play on Wii Sports. LBP2 I'd rather play with a regular controller. I'd buy Tiger Woods on 360 if I still played Tiger Woods. Didn't play the first 2 Killzones, why would I buy the third? I've looked down the list multiple times, there is no game I would drop $130 plus $60 for the game... I'd rather just buy a Wii. You guys want a compromise? Fine. Let's give the PlayStation Move the 4 years that the Wii has had on the market. Maybe... MAYBE... they come up with some killer must-have games that Nintendo didn't think to use motion control for -- ones that justify the $130 price tag. I can't forsee it (but then again, I guess Nintendo hasn't either), but maybe it happens. Maybe it sells. Hell, Sony caught up with the 1-year jump Microsoft got on them (only 3 million consoles behind the 360). It will be interesting to see, but the current outlook (and the current line-up) is bleak.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@drknessfeeds Just because you disagree with me doesn't mean I'm trolling. I'm simply responding to people who responded to my comments (who tagged me anyway). Is there something so wrong with having an opinion on something, then discussing it with those people who tagged me in the comment? Do I have to agree with a product to be allowed to post anything on the article about the product? I think that, for the most part, I've been fairly rational in my comments (save one or two, I know I was kind of overboard, but after that I think the conversation was a debate, not an argument, in which it was agreed to disagree). My age is irrelevant, but it is possible to be a diehard Sony loyalist without blindly agreeing with what they do. If I wasn't a supporter of Sony, it wouldn't upset me so much that they created the Move. I thought it was a bad idea, and it was upsetting that this company that I feel loyal to would try to take on this gimmick. I wish they had focused on other endeavors. You can sit there and call me a troll, but what I really think has happened is that you and I simply disagree and you are offended by the idea that anyone who dislikes the Move should post on an article about the Move. I'm a dissenting opinion, and you don't like that. So you label me a troll. Sounds like your problem, not mine.

squidracerX
squidracerX

@ XanderZane - "so i don't know how you figure it's 'sold' in Europe.... I think I read it [the article above] just fine" .... That's what you said, I will have to point out you need to read what it says above again. I don't figure it "sold" at all, I had to do know figuring, just reading, that's what the article above says, (which you said you read). I am not an analyst, and i don't care how many they sold -but that's how i "figure" its 'sold'. Now do i think a corporation would lie or screw with its numbers as you imply? Sure, but i was just pointing out that you said "only shipped" and THIS very article which you posted on says "shipped in the USA" and "sold in Europe", you can keep denying that, but it shows you are not reading the article above, and that's all Im going on. All i am doing is pointing out what this article says, that's it. 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence. They even make a point to say the Sony Europe guy is not shy saying sold numbers, but the US branch is; and Sony US only gave shipped numbers. @zaxafreon - they got it coming (see article on gamespot!) :)

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

@RaddaRaddaRadda Directly to you> You are trolling. How old are you? Maybe 12? You say your a diehard Sony fan yet you are doing this, thats a bit of a contradiction don't you think. I read all your posts and they are all trolling and argumentative to people who support the move. You may be right in that they are a bit behind with motion controls but Sony refined it to something that casual and hardore gamers can enjoy. The wii has nothing for hardcore gamers. But by alll means keep trolling along, there usually has to be one on every thread.

zaxafreon
zaxafreon

if they can get Get No More Heroes in a HD Remake for the ps3 move, i might actually buy it.

killlo
killlo

I want play No More Heroes with Move.

Serious
Serious

Too many people are saying the Move has already failed. Well, that's their opinion. Here's mine. First the Move hasn't been out for what 1 month and its a fail? Really! Give it at least 6 months to a year before you declare it a failure. "its ripoff of the Nintendo Wii Remote." Big Deal! Nintendo came out with the Rumble pak. Didn't stop Sony or Microsoft to make their own version. If an idea has merit then its just plain dumb not to cash in. And actually the Eyetoy was a sony idea back with the PS2. But I think that 300,000 units sold and 1mil shipped in one month doesn't sound bad.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, what harm can new gameplay can bring? Motion control gameplays are not bad, and I have a Wii. When motion gameplay for a game is done nice, it's quite enjoyable. Sony is not stupid to bring us games without properly done motion control gameplay. Dude, if you give it a chance then you'll enjoy it, and understand you are wrong. I don't understand why won't you be interest in Killzone? And who said someone would buy it for one game? Have you seen games that support the Move.

iluminat23
iluminat23

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iluminat23
iluminat23

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RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@drknessfeeds First, if you're gonna call me a troll, have the guts to say it to me directly. Second, I don't even own a Wii. I am a die-hard loyal to the PlayStation brand. Does that automatically mean I can't disagree with the decision to create the Move? If you had actually read my posts you might have picked up some of the reasons why I thought it was a bad idea. I never said it didn't play well, I never said it wasn't as good as the Wii, all I said was that it is 4 years too late. These ideas have been played out by Nintendo, and Sony and Microsoft investing in a 4-year-old gimmick will be a very hard sell. I won't buy it. Wii-owners won't buy it. The only people who will buy it are the Sony and Microsoft loyalists who have just been waiting for this to say "Aha! We have it too!" Sony trying to have their own Halo series (Haze) is a great example of why you shouldn't copy your competitors. Even if it works, the majority of people will still see it as a copy. It's not like there's some corner of the gaming market that's never seen a Wii before. @Ex-DarkBlade You've said Killzone. Many times. I'm not a Killzone guy, and even if I was, I wouldn't buy the Move for one game alone. Keep in mind, I don't own a Wii either. What draw does this have for a non-Wii owner with no interest in this sort of gameplay? Hell, how many people are there who are interested in these motion controller games, but don't have a Wii yet? Can someone answer me this?

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I like Sony a lot. But you could tell me you shipped 100 million units and it doesn't mean a damn thing! I hate this P.R speak companies do sometimes. ( Ironically that's my degree, hence my self loathing.)

akiwak
akiwak

Iplan on getting The Fight: Lights Out as soon as it comes out..

supernaught360
supernaught360

@CaptainHerlock I skimmed your breathless post just enough to notice: you didn't bother to respond to my notion that Sony is skewing sales reports by mentioning countries that typically aren't mentioned in financial reports, in a vein attempt to make said reports look rosier than they actually are. To refute this you might a.) find an example of where I'm wrong (i.e. - where they DO specifically cite Canada, or Mexico/Latin America in such reports) or b.) why I'm "anti-Sony" when I own a PS3 and gave God Of War 3 a glowing review on my profile. That Gamespot offered any "slanted" news reporting here is absurd, and a figment of your over-active imagination. They simply reported the facts, nothing less.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@noturfangirl, not to be mean, but trashing PS Move is not allowed by some of us. If you don't want to get in a argument, don't trash the PS Move.

noturfangirl
noturfangirl

1 million shipped huh? Why not sold? This will be a FAIL.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@RaddaRaddaRadda the reason why I bought mine now was for mag but I have been finding out how much fun it is with other games also it is kinda funny that most people that are bashing it don't a ps3 or claim that they do put they don't or people haven't tried it but everyone who has tried it or bought it loves it

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@supernaught360 Why is that? Because you "say so"? All you're doing is spouting the typical gamer "NO! IT'S ONE WAY AND THAT'S IT! I BELIEVE IT AND THEREFORE IT'S TRUE!!". By labeling those who disagree with you as "comprehension impaired", you're now attempting to make yourself appear smarter than you actually are. It's a very old propaganda trick, claiming "I'm smarter than you! I have the answers!". Well it doesn't work on me, because I think for myself. Haven't we seen GameSpot go down this road before? They're not exactly known for their "objectivity". The other thing is, do you honestly believe that they wouldn't spin this with a anti-Sony slant, much like they have just about ALL "news" from them? Of course you don't believe it. Because as a gamer, you're certain rather than right. After all, you're the one with "360" in his I.D.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, Heros on the Move, that game is worth it. Besides many people will buy the PS Move when Killzone 3 comes out, because of the realism the PS Move gives. Seriously, I heard from so many people that come from Sony's events that Killzone 3 say that it is awesome with the PS Move, and etc.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

@ central09 Hey m8, guess someone is talking now so that bloody troll can't say no one is.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@central09 Nobody's talking to you. @Ex-DarkBlade I meant a game that *requires* the Move or Kinect. And yes I would, because no one's going to buy these peripherals for one game alone. I'm talking about a must-have game that will bring in sales for the Move and make the time and money put into it worthwhile.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@drknessfeeds, thanks, I forget about them. My PS3 must get for next year game list is just went over 18 games.

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

Hey look, its another Nintendo troll..I have all 3 systems, my kids play the wii. I play move, its far more precise and the graphics, well I should not have to mention that. I'm not downing Nintendo by any means, I grew up playing it but they failed to grow with me so I chose to invest most of my money in what will have what I want. @ Ex-DarkBlade Don't Forget Socom, recently announced Fight Night, Heavy Rain move edition, etc. And no doubt these same people trolling on all the move threads will be trolling on Kinect when its released.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, want me to name more must have games?

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, Killzone 3, that game has PS Move support, I want it badly, and so does everyone else that is a hardcore fan like me.

central09
central09

@RaddaRaddaRadda you're not an analyst, nor are you a professional, so quit typing that garbage.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@Colonel-Snake The point isn't whether it's a winner for the hardcore audience, the point is whether it's a winner for Sony. Sure, there are a bunch of PlayStation faithful who will get this without question. I'm sure the Move will grab a few folks who are interested in this sort of gameplay but don't have a Wii yet. But there's no way it can bring in even a fraction of the numbers the Wii brought in. For that reason, I think Sony probably should have focused on other endeavors. @Ex-DarkBlade You think someone who's bored with the Wii is going to grab the Move just because of a few different games? You couldn't name me one title for Move or Kinect that is a must-have title in the coming year. This sort of gaming is on the decline. There is no new market for these games. Nintendo and the Wii have tapped it dry.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

wow it actually sold. Whenever i walk into a gamestop store i see stacks of these just lying around near the ps3s

bboysleepy32
bboysleepy32

Well, DJ Hero is looking a little better though, so maybe I'll keep the turntable

bboysleepy32
bboysleepy32

I was generally surprised that many sold, but I think it will increase when Killzone 3 is released. I think 1 million is promising. I wish I had a chance to demo it first because I got stuck with DJ Hero and it was about average. I was wondering, does the Move support MLB yet?

supernaught360
supernaught360

@CaptainHerlock Maybe that's because they're (Sony) disingenuously including Latin America in the figures? I mean, even if you split in half between Latin America and the USA, that's only 500,000 units each. 1.5 million in the EU is pathetic. For the comprehension impaired: they usually don't bother mentioning Latin America (or Canada for that matter) in these figures - Sony is trying to paint a rainbow on a turd, hoping there's a pot 'o gold at the end - but I think we know what's REALLY at the end of the rainbow... In other news, sales of 3D TV's below market expectations, and below Sony's as well...

pattyp77
pattyp77

Sony should have called it the Halo:Move and it would have sold 50 million copies in North America :) Sony needs to get me on their marketing team.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@RaddaRaddaRadda, there is nothing wrong with my sentences. The Wii casual gamers with lose interest in Wii after 2010, because there is barely any great game expect the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Sony has 10 exclusive titles, while Mircosoft has 5 exclusive titles for their systems next year.

Nerkle01
Nerkle01

The PS2 has sold OVER 145 MILLION consoles since it launched. It was and still is the Best selling console to date. I doubt the wii or the 360 will top that. So all the haters and fanboys should shut up. Sony in terms of console sales is the most successful gaming company out there. Just thought I would share that with all of the ignorant fanboys here.

AbusedMajesty
AbusedMajesty

i'm not into sports so not getting the Move, controller is good enough

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

I don't like the tone of this so-called "article". It's almost as if GameSpot is saying "What's Sony hiding? Oh, the numbers aren't that great". GameSpot; Fair and Balanced.