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Sony Replenishes Move Stock In Reply To Kinect Launch

Microsoft's Kinect is all primed and ready to go but Sony already got a jump with their new motion-sensing technology, PlayStation Move.

And just in time to counter the launch of Kinect, Sony has restocked retailers with plenty of Move controllers and accessories. This according to Punch Jump, which reports that GameStop has announced Move restocking this week. Move has been increasingly tough to find but GameStop now has Move in stock (on their website and at many brick-and-mortar stores); high demand has caused it to disappear quickly from the likes of Wal-Mart and Amazon.com. Released on September 17, Sony has reported that over 1 million units had been sold in the Americas, with another 1.5 million in Europe (we have yet to get numbers from Japan). A bunch of Move-oriented titles are already available and many more are in the works; if you didn't already know, you can grab a Move controller for $49.99, a Navigation controller for $29.99, or a Move bundle that includes the wand controller, the PlayStation Eye, and a copy of Sports Champions for $99.99.  Got yours yet?

So far, Sports Champions has proven to be a solid launch title, although admittedly, Time Crisis: Razing Storm was a mess. But we're fairly certain that the best Move stuff is yet to come...

Tags: playstation move, move, kinect, move sales

11/2/2010 9:23:52 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (55 posts)

laxpro2001
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:36:53 PM
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Good call on Sony's part. I really am unhappy Time Crisis turned out so poorly as I am a giant fan of light gun games but I have high hopes for Sorcery!

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booze925
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:43:02 PM
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kinect actually looks interesting.
look ma, no hands!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:43:52 PM

No hands? Poor poor boy/girl...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:57:47 PM

How do you spank your monkey?

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:21:52 PM

World, you have a monkey?

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Alienange
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:32:54 PM

Spanking monkey

Step One: Kinect with it
Step Two: Wave your hand around

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 2:59:55 AM

I might...

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:43:30 PM
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They should also make a new commercial with Kevin Butler.

I like the original one but I've seen it too much already. Make a new one!

By making a new one it'll also feel as if it's just as new as Kinect.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:58:51 PM

I saw a new one recently, it focused on fearing your mother's accuracy in golf or something.

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Alienange
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:51:37 PM
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Hey Sony, pay close attention. Coming out first and being less expensive is GOOD for business.

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X_shadowkilla_X
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 9:54:17 PM
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already bought the move and directional controller.....there was a deal at toysRus for buy 2 get 1 free....couldnt pass that up :) the next move title that looks somewhat interesting is Sorcery

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johnld
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:04:20 PM

it didnt show the move controller was included in that so i passed.

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X_shadowkilla_X
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:25:18 PM

It said all video games and all video game accessories, but bestbuy almost didnt let me do it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:01:20 PM
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Still not in the sweet spot price range for me and I know it isn't up to PSXE to report much on the competition so I should do my homework because I'm kind of curious about what a Kinect lineup for launch titles will look like.

...
... pew pew pew.

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johnld
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:04:59 PM

heres all you need to know about the launch games, purely casual games.

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johnld
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:03:19 PM
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i saw an article on kotaku where people in new york are lining up to get kinect now, it releases the 4th. the reason theyre doing that is because microsoft is giving away 150 bucks worth of kinect stuff to the first 3000. i guess they're trying to pad their sales figures. they were giving away 3 games so i guess they can say those games at least sold 3000 at launch.

on a seperate topic, i was just at my local frys and this guy just dumped 4 move and 4 navigation controllers into his basket. told him ps3 can only handle 7 bluetooth contollers, guy didnt listen and bought a few charge stations.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:11:15 PM

Digital Trends reports a $500 million ad campaign including an attempt at the moms watching Oprah. I just looked at the launch titles. This thing is gonna tank so bad.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:58:21 AM

People here in the US love the 360 to the point of being rabid.

Shame really.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:17:11 PM
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I can see more RROD issues for Microsoft in the upcoming future.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:21:31 PM

If you move around too much you'll make the room hotter.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 2:55:15 PM

yah, exactly haha.

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GuyverLT
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:08:33 PM
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I have both a 360 & PS3, but the only thing I've seen from the kinect so far is you being able to interact with all the apps thats on live via voice command & a interactive pets game for small children & of course the infamous lose weight exercise thingy or whatever the hell that exercise game was suppose to be that they showed earlier this year. I could be thinking about it to much after all I don't think that kinect is aimed at they're hardcore gamers. I'll admit that the voice command concept is kinda cool if all you want to do is just browse the menu & all the apps, but playing actually games & I'm not talking bout the little pet game for kids. I honestly don't see the 360 gamers being able to play halo or they're precious gears of war games with Kinect, or maybe Microsoft will comes up with something, who knows I could be wrong of course.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 12:23:36 AM
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I don't know that this helps people or not, but Costco has the move sports champions bundle for $89.99 rather than $99.99. It. Isn't much but ten bux is ten bux! Then again costco makes you pay annually.

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 1:01:37 AM
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The move could probably sold more if they made a bundle for those who already have the eyetoy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 3:00:13 AM

PSEye, but yeah I agree.

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ColTater
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:08:54 AM

Take your current PSeye to (sigh) Gamestop and get the $10 trade in credit for it, and now your price will be 89.99, and you get a new PSeye that hasn't been dropped or abused yet.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 1:41:11 AM
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Kinect is going to sell... bigtime. I don't know if Sony will be able to stand against it to be honest, particularly not with the rather weak Move line-up. Sports Champions is certainly a solid title, but everything else that I've seen which requires Move is a bit... iffy. Of course I'm only talking about what has been released. There's plenty of promise in the future.

Kinect is aimed at the casuals and knows it, although I'm surprised I haven't yet seen a Play School styled title for it. I mean, the concept is brilliant. Play School + Kinect and parents would go gaga for it for their children... I should stop trying to give MS ideas.
Peace.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 9:24:05 AM

And exactly what titles does the kinect have thats going to determine whether or not it sells.... big time, please by all means enlighten us on this topic, cause from what I've seen kinect is a voice command gimmick for all the apps and menus & thats about it. If the move library is weak then kinect lineup is even worse. Not to mention the games kinda look like crap.

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 10:01:25 AM

I've not really seen anything for the Kinect that screams "purchase", either. The only piece of software that held my attention was that creepy "Project Milo" thing and that's coming out for it, from what I've read.

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 1:25:09 PM

I can tell you that i dislike motion gaming but consider Move the top dog in that area, but he's right, Kinect will outsell Move and sell....bigtime.

At GAME today, one guy was in the office all day phoning people to collect the Kinect pre orders on said date. He said they're through the roof.

We may not like it, agree with it, but Kinect will be a fad for awhile and could be dangerous....and this is despite quality. We all know s**t sells more most times.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 1:29:22 PM

I'm not saying it has the apps to sell, but there are a ridiculous amount of people that have bought into the gimmick, and with MS's marketing campaign, you can only bet that it is going to happen. From what I gather though, it works as a fitness machine far better than does the Wii, simply because the movements are registered.

Unbelievers rejoice, but let's wait to see who is right when the sales figures start trickling in. I hope it doesn't sell, but I don't doubt that it will, that all I'm saying.
Peace.

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 2:35:20 PM

You're right Lawless. As my comment above should point out.

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___________
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 3:55:14 AM
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still yet to play a game to justify the purchase.
played the shoot yesterday, and it was well whats the easiest and shortest way to say infuriating and broken?
all the action shots have a specific move and they NEVER work!
the slow time one has you swing the controller like a lasso over your head in a 360 degree circle, i would be lassoing like a veteran cowboy and it wont work.
the shock wave has you point the controller at the ground and fire.
so i point the controller at the ground and fired, and the game fires a bullet instead and i loose my multiplier!
than theres the rapid fire, exact same thing as the shock wave except you point your controller up instead of down.
same result though.
o, and before you ask, yes i did have plenty of the moves.
the fight lights out is not exactly getting good reviews, nor is time crisis!
move at the moment is looking like the biggest waste of cash in the history of the industry!
hopefully eccochrome 2 can change that, when it actually releases!

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spiderboi
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 7:36:01 AM

When oh when will you put out a constructive comment, rather than just plain ol' bantering complaints....

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 1:00:58 PM

The 360 move, you are supposed to spin you whole body around with the controller, not just spin it over your head like a lasso... Wow you really are a "casual" gamer. Other than that, for what's out so far, I'm enjoying the Move.

Heavy Rain with the Move is a blast. Tiger Woods took a little getting used to but I'm having fun with it. As for future games? You know that they're only going to get better.

The Move is doing exactly what it's meant to..give you an different way to experience a game, with PS3 graphics and potential. Sure Time Crisis kind of crapped out, but as Ben said in the review, it's only in the Career Mode. Arcade mode is as good as it was in Arcades.

Definitely looking forward to trying Killzone 3 move and Socom 4. It won't replace the DS3 for me, but it will be fun to switch it up with the move every now and then.

But maybe that's just me..I have a tendency to look at things a little more positively, instead of simply bitching about the fact the I don't have the patience to try and figure something out....

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 4:19:19 AM
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More negativity above me ^^. Ben...you know what to do.

Just kidding :P I'm honest to god surprised at those sales figures, I thought it would get about 1 million worldwide in the first week then just a few thousand each month. Kudos to sony though, hell if there's a price drop for them I'll pick it up at christmas!

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spiderboi
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 7:33:26 AM
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Let's see what Kinect can do. Let's see them prove their boast (or eat their words)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 3:04:04 PM

spiderboi,
M$ never eats their own words, but they do eat their own young.


But, they are known for stealing food out of the mouths of their competitors & then regurgitating it into just another of their infamously cannibalized blobs.

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Nynja
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 7:52:13 AM
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I'm enjoying Playstation Move more than I thought I would. I already have PSMOve and quite a few big budget games that support it (Heavy Rain, MAG, RE5, and Sport Champions which is actually LOTS of fun). Sorry Kinect, you were too late to the party and I still don't like the idea of NO controller...

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Amazingskillz
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 8:57:32 AM
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Don't all attack me at once. I have a funny feeling Kinect is going to destroy the Move in sales. I could be wrong but it seems like a very good concept if it works right and has some good games.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 9:27:14 AM

It's the same as the PSEye in the PS2 era. It sold a fair bit at launch, then petered off, because it sucked.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 9:28:06 AM

Yeah I'll admit at the end of the day it is a cool concept, but have seen kinects library so far, you should go check those out.

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spiderboi
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 10:30:08 AM

MS Marketing is really on high gear, so Sony better step up with Move.

I believe in you, Move!

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 9:33:15 AM
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Now that I think about how are they going to aim the kinect at causal gamers when the majority of they're gamers lean more towards the hardcore crowd. Considering that the majority of the 360 library is compose of 1st person & 3rd person shooters, how exactly are they gonna be able to play those games without some kind of controller. I see kinect selling even less then the move has.

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Serakek
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 9:57:26 AM
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I was never really excited about motion controls and I'm even less excited by Kinect. But for sh@ts and giggles, got in on the Burger King contest to win one thinking it was never going to happen. Of course, I won. Still don't give a crap and I'm probably going to put it up on Ebay as soon as I get it. Is there anyone that is excited for this thing?

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 10:01:58 AM

Send it my way if you don't want it. :p

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 3:08:53 PM

Hey Serakek,
I never look a gift horse in the mouth, so I'd be more than happy to put into my gaming collection, LOL

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 4:17:50 PM

You had to eat at Burger King in order to win that contest. Trust me when I say that you've already paid for it...lol. But teaming up a Kinect give away and Burger King are a perfect match...By the time you're done with either one of them, you feel ill, unsatisfied and wish you'd had something better...

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Serakek
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 9:23:24 PM

CH1N00K

I got my codes e-mailed for free and won on the third code I entered. I would give it away but I have a sneaking suspicion that this is going to sell to the un-informed masses (i.e. non-hardcore gamers) so I might be able to turn a good profit off this when I receive it next month and sell it on Ebay (assuming that it sells out in stores).

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:54:33 AM
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I have the PS Move, but I need some games that I like and play to support it.

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THEVERDIN
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 6:42:59 PM

Try Time Crisis you get 3games on the disk and it's damn fun.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 4:49:36 PM
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CH1N00K,
LOL
But actually, you don't have eat anything.
You can have codes sent to you by email & play that way too.

So far as usual, I've won a big ole fat nothing there too.

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THEVERDIN
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 6:32:33 PM
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Excellent, buy the way Time Crisis: Raizing Storm rocks with move and gun attachment.

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tanner1
Thursday, November 04, 2010 @ 8:01:44 AM
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@ _________________

You dont swing it round ur head, u spin round u numpty!
Res 5 gold edition looks the best for move at the mo. Im sure tiger woods will b good for golf fans also

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C. Whetstone
Thursday, November 04, 2010 @ 2:00:15 PM
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That's all cool and great...but what Sony NEEDS to do is to lower their prices for the move I don't want to pay $40 to 50 dollars for just one wand!! LOL

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