SCEE expects “very, very strong” holiday sales in Europe, Move shifts 1.5M units

Thursday, 14th October 2010 22:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SCEE’s Andrew House has said Sony’s expecting “very, very strong” holiday sales in Europe this season.

Speaking with Bloomberg, House said the company expects to “exceed its current sales estimate of 15 million PS3 consoles moved this fiscal year” thanks to a strong demand in it’s 99 European territories. So far, the console has moved over 38 million units lifetime as of October 13.

“Sales have been significantly up year-on-year in a market that has been overall slightly down,” said House.

House also said Move showed “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”.

“The initial sales response has been so far in excess of our initial plan that we’ll probably be looking at accelerating production,” said House. “We have lots of confidence in our ability to hit our profitability target this year, but currency movements present significant challenges.”

Still, 1.5 million Moves “moved” since last month? Not bad at all, Sony.

The NPDs are to be released tonight, and while the marketing research firm will no longer be publicly handing out hardware figures; hopefully Sony and the rest will oblige us so we’ll know just how well things are going in the US.



  1. Michael O’Connor

    Not too shabby.

    Well deserved success. I hope they push it more.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I agree, Move is worth it. It actually does what it suppose to do and even better then I thought.


    Its really worth to pick it up if you have a PS3 already and want to have different gaming experience.

    But so far its not worth to get PS3 just for move, unless you want to buy hardcore games as well like the new SOCOM game.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. cookiejar

    Yeah very well done. Nice bit of kit. Just waiting for those killer games now though.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    I need a killer app.

    I have Ps Eye, but i refuse to buy one Move because it’s not worth a penny. I don’t care if it is working or not.

    and playing multiplat titles with Move is ridiculous. It’s not giving you enchantment over the pad. Even Killzone devs don’t exactly know how to implement it to the multiplayer.

    Want precise and accuracy? There is nothing better than Mouse and keyboard.period

    #4 4 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    I’ll be getting the PS3 bundle come Christmas.

    I’m not really excited to play any of the games though… Needs a killer app.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    I wonder what a “unit” of move is. Does a nunchuck count as a unit? What about a wand? Or is this just bundles?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. cookiejar

    Good question. Could be they’ve sold a Million bundles, and 500k of sub-controllers or w/e. Would be nice if they clarified.

    In any case, its quite impressive. I’m slightly surprised.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Bleak Harvest

    So 1.7 million including North America?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Kuwabara

    in a yr every ps3 owner would have bought the move, whether theyd want to admit it or not.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    On a different note, there are 99 European territories? Holy hell, I need to go back to school and beef up my geographical knowledge. :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. revsoul

    Move is worth more than some of u guys are giving credit for. Go borrow a friends ‘wand’ and download a couple demos like Tumble, Sports champs or Heavy Rain — or rent Sport Champs so that u can experience the archery…

    and then re-give your opinion

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    @10 LOL. Yeah, how the hell? I suppose Ireland counts as one doesn’t it? JOKING! But no, I would be very interested to know how the sales area is divided into 99 territories.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    I don’t think anyone has given a negative opinion have they revsoul? Erthazus just wants more games.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. revsoul

    who said anything about Erthazus?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    You said people should re-give their opinion, and it’s “worth more than some of u guys are giving credit for”… and only Erthazus gave anything close to a negative opinion.

    1: Positive
    2: Positive
    3: Positive
    4: Doesn’t rate it currently (arguably negative)
    5: Wants a killer app
    6: Sales related
    7: Sales related
    8: Sales related
    9: Sales related
    10: Random
    11: Your post.

    See my point now?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. revsoul

    …..yeah I see your point

    You need a hug or something?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    Sure, no lingering though.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. revsoul


    not from me man, maybe Erthazus can hook you up :)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Leave me hanging why don’t you.


    #19 4 years ago
  20. Michael O’Connor

    I’ll give you a hug if you want one that badly, Psych.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Psychotext


    #21 4 years ago
  22. Michael O’Connor

    /hugs back

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    Edit – Wrong thread.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @Psychotext, It’s not negative pal, i’m just looking forward to games.

    The tech has possibility. I tested it at Sony Center, really nice thing. I just have problems with line up.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    I said arguably negative, I still don’t see who he was aiming his post at. It was almost like he came in here expecting people to be ragging on it, didn’t bother to read anything and just posted anyway.

    Also, don’t call me pal, chum.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. typeface

    European territories being 99 probably means SCEE territories rather than Europe.
    Going by the range PAL PSN store covers we’d have the Middle Eastern countries, India, Australia, New Zealand and so on.
    I guess EMEA would have been a closer approx or rather EMEA+Australasia+W.Asia?
    Europe at the moment has 50 countries that are recognised soo yeah it’s probably that.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Dannybuoy

    Sounds like Sony need to release a Hugging game judging by this thread ;-). Maybe the game could be called Hug it out. It would be like the Mall section in Heavy Rain. Instead of shouting ‘JASON!’ you shout ‘IT’S HUG TIME’ and run through the crowd hugging the marked people. I think this has legs ;-)

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Robo_1

    Good stuff.

    Certainly bigger numbers than I’d anticipated, but I’m hearing reports that it’s sold out across much of Germany, and it seems to be doing very well in Belgium so it’s clearly done fine.

    Fingers crossed this translates into more exclusive games being developed for it.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Blerk

    Very decent start-up sales considering it’s not Christmas yet and they downplayed the launch somewhat. It’ll be interesting to see if they start pushing it more now that we’re nearing the silly season.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Callum

    lol silly seasoon…a good name for it.
    Also, I want a hug !
    Also, Sony should be chuffed with this, let’s be honest; it could have been a lot worse! Is there anyway to get Move input on a PC ? like as some sort of a mouse?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. StolenGlory

    Love the tech, just waiting for the killer app to make me stop being a tight ass and just buy the bloody thing.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Garthy30

    Well got move the other day and I love it.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    Some US figures here:

    “In the United States, estimated sales have been tallied to about around 300,000 units.”

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Michael O’Connor

    It’s very strange (and quite surprising) that the device has sold *that* much less in the US than in Europe.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    It’s probably worth keeping in mind that the number in the linked article would have been sold to consumer vs shipped, and we don’t really know if they’re counting units in the same way that Sony did for their PR.

    #35 4 years ago

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