European Move Success May Impact Availability
PlayStation Move is off to a running start and while its retail performance in North America is decent, it's flying off the shelves in Europe.
According to various sources, including SCEE boss Andrew House, Sony has already sold over 1.5 million Move units in Europe. This may or may not result in shortages across the region; one source says Sony is struggling to keep up, as they've been forced to up the production capacity. Amazon DE, the German branch of the online retailer, doesn't have much to offer (mostly just third-party options for Move), and we've heard reports that brick-and-mortar European stores are running out of supplies. On the other hand, it apparently isn't difficult to nab at Amazon UK, where they've got a Move Starter Pack combined with 17% savings. Right now, it sort of depends on where you are in Europe. As for North America, we still don't have an exact number but most analysts are predicting a number between 400,000 and 500,000; several sources said Move had sold 300,000 within the first couple weeks of availability.
We're just keeping an eye on Move stock; it really needs to be on store shelves for the holiday season and the increased demand - which Sony may or may not have anticipated - could impact availability. You got yours yet?
10/19/2010 10:23:52 AM Ben Dutka