Sony Ships 1 Million Move Units In The Western Territory
Although we didn't have exact numbers for the NPD Group's report for September, they did note that accessories were up 13%, and they attributed that increase to the freshly launched PlayStation Move.
Reports from Europe have been that retailers have had difficulty keeping the new motion-sensing tech in stock, and 1.5 million units had already been sold. But since the estimate that around 300,000 units had sold in North America during Move's first few weeks of availability, we haven't heard anything official. Until now: Sony has announced that they've shipped - shipped, not sold - 1 million Move units in the Western hemisphere (i.e., North America and Latin America). This is "in line" with analyst predictions that Move had a relatively modest launch, but SCEA president Jack Tretton says production is an issue: "We had to go back and increase production twice, we're absolutely maxed out right now," he told Reuters. As of now, there are no less than 24 Move games on the market and 16 more are planned to launch this fiscal year (before March 31, 2011).
So, are you on board with Move yet? We've looked at Sports Champions and EyePet for you, and a review for Time Crisis: Razing Storm is coming this weekend. Any other requests? ...if there are, just stuff 'em in your shorts for now because we won't be free of crunch time for another month at least.
10/21/2010 8:51:00 PM John Shepard