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Playstation Move Big In Europe; Less So in US

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Sony’s motion control system, Playstation Move launched last month to respectable, but underwhelming figures in the States. Sony had foreseen this; Unlike Microsoft’s marketing campaign with Kinect, Sony hadn’t engaged in a media blitz expecting incredible launch sales. Instead, they believe the system to have long legs – selling by word of mouth.

According to Wedbush Morgan analysts Michael Pachter and Edward Woo (woo!), Playstation Move has sold 300,000 units in the states since launch, including bundled PS3 systems. Sony says it’s done much, much, much better in European territories.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (which includes the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Europe) boss Andrew House said Playstation Move saw "very significant sales in the first month since launch, somewhere in the region of 1.5 million units for the new controller across just Europe." He even boasted that demand is exceeding supply, stating that "The initial sales response has been so far in excess of our initial plan that we’ll probably be looking at accelerating production."

That’s a heck of a lot of waggle. Strange the disparity that exists between land masses separated by an ocean. Why do you think that is? Too much McDonalds?

As somebody who’s one of the 1,5 million new owners of Playstation Move, I’m pretty impressed; but it still needs it’s killer app a game that’s more than just a tech demo. Sorcery, I’m looking at you.

Source : Gamespot

Last Updated: October 18, 2010


  1. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 18, 2010 at 14:20

    Sports Champions is nice but I’m bored with it already. Waiting for Heavy Rain move edition.


  2. Uberutang

    October 18, 2010 at 14:26

    Dude you can use any heavy rain, it just need a 1.5 gig patch.


  3. Fred

    October 18, 2010 at 14:51

    Still loving it , Sports Champions is great .


  4. RSA-Ace

    October 18, 2010 at 14:54

    I’m two of the 1.5 million! I’m still loving Sports Champions. For a casual game it’s probably one of the hardest games I’ve ever played. Champion’s Cup is crazy


  5. RSA-Ace

    October 18, 2010 at 14:55

    I’m pretty sure the 1.5 millions has to be shipped and not sold. I think the american numbers are sold and other regions it’s shipped. I doubt 1.5 million have nearly been sold.


  6. Maxiviper117

    October 18, 2010 at 16:03

    Wait till killzone 3 comes.


  7. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 18, 2010 at 16:16

    Cool, didn’t know that. I haven’t bought HR yet so might as well wait for the move release.


  8. Dan

    October 21, 2010 at 17:24

    The reason the Move isn’t selling as well in the US is because we’re stupid over here. We only like flashy advertisements with cartoon characters. The only place the ps3 isn’t selling as well is America. Is America right and the rest of the world wrong? Keep telling yourself yes and maybe you’ll believe it some day. Americans are eating up the 360 like it’s free candy. We ignorant and only look at the price. Us north americans don’t care about quality, we only care how cheap it is. The only way the Move will pick up sales in north america is word of mouth when people get their hands on it and find to their surprise how great and fun the Move really is.


  9. AC!D

    October 21, 2010 at 18:27

    Move launched in Japan today. It will be interesting to see how it does.

    I think the best game ive played with Motion Controls this gen aside from Sports champions has to be Dead Space Extraction. The Necromorphs just dont stand a chance with the Move’s precision.


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