Sony Very Happy With Move's Retail Performance
I was a little leery; maybe even downright suspicious. And I wasn't the only one. But hey, we can admit that - for the time being, anyway - we were wrong.
PlayStation Move appears to be doing very, very well on sales charts in North America and Europe. While the NPD doesn't report exact sales numbers anymore, Sony has been pleased with their September performance, and they specifically mentioned their freshly released motion sensing technology. No US numbers but SCEE boss Andrew House told Industry Gamers that Move had "moved" 1.5 million units in Europe already! And here's SCEA Sr. Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold's statement:
"There's no question we're experiencing incredible momentum behind the PS3 this year and this holiday is already stacking up to be another great season of innovation and family fun for consumers. PlayStation Move is performing extremely well at retail and we'll have plenty of new games coming to keep consumers busy this holiday from our first party studios and publishing partners, such as SingStar Dance, The Fight, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11."
"With a growing array of content options on PlayStation Network, including today's announcement that Netflix will be natively accesible on all PS3s, we are confident that the PS3 will be the console of choice for many families this holiday and beyond."
At last check, Move had already crossed the 300,000 sales mark in the US and if that number has reached 500,000 since then, total Move sales have topped 2 million in about 1 month's time...and it hasn't even launched in Japan yet. Well, gee...guess it's pretty popular right now, huh?
10/14/2010 9:02:09 PM Ben Dutka