Early Move Sales: Over 300,000 Units In A Few Weeks
Everyone is wondering how Sony's new motion control technology will fare on the sales charts and we have the first estimates.
Initially, it was reported Sony sold around 140,000 units in the first few days and according to VGChartz, there have now been over 300,000 Move hardware packages sold as of September 25. Bear in mind that it has yet to arrive in Japan - where it's set to launch on October 21 - and overall, we're talking about a few weeks span of time. They also report that Sports Champion has reached 250,000 in sales but that's a bit misleading, as it's bundled with some Move packages in North America. Hence, the 80% attachment rate shouldn't be all that surprising. That being said, it seems like the perfect game for early Move adopters, as it showcases the accuracy and responsiveness of Sony's new motion sensing system. Upcoming titles include The Fight and Sorcery; there are already several Move-dedicated games on store shelves, but more are to come.
When more software arrives, Move will be a more sought-after item, and according to some, it could maybe use a price cut. That really depends who you talk to, though, as Microsoft's Kinect will retail for $150, so no new motion control is exactly cheap.
9/30/2010 8:57:33 PM John Shepard