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Analyst: Initial Move sales “OK…not spectacular”

Thursday, 21st October 2010 22:41 GMT By Justin Kranzl

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The scale of initial consumer uptake of PlayStation Move will be clearer at the end of the month with Sony promising to reveal more detail during a scheduled earnings report.

Venturebeat reports Sony Computer Entertainment America marketing head Peter Dille hasn’t disclosed figures. Dille claims Sony is flying in replenishment shipments as “many retailers” have sold out of the motion control unit.

Arcadia Research analyst John Taylor stated the unit has not sold out in most locations, but didn’t dispute Dille’s call. Taylor’s analysis indicates “several hundred thousand” units have been bought so far.

“It’s OK on sales,” he said. “But not spectacular.”

Sony claims it’s sold over one million PlayStation Move units to North American retailers to date. The real sales race begins in November, as the holiday season and the Xbox 360 Kinect controller – which Microsoft has pitched to a more casual market – go on sale.

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  1. KillerDD

    Oh, well that’s a surprise….

    lol

    #1 4 years ago
  2. choochoo

    Kinect is gonna rape and i mean rape Move sales. Move is a joke a wii wanna be that’s all no innovation at all. where as the Kinect is pure Innovation also Kinect is sold out in most major stores its gonna be the must buy come christmas.

    I feel sad for ps3 owners they have no leg to stand on lol.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. NinjaMidget

    @2 WOW!

    I admit to having been a fanboy once (perhaps a little bit every now and then), but I’d like to think I’ve grown up and realised that it is the most ridiculous argument ever.

    You score no brownie points from a comment like this, you don’t look cool, your fellow fanboys on one side may stand behind you and back you up, but in the end you garner no respect…

    …PC FTW!!! :P

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    @3, he’s a cunting troll, he understands no logic, no reason, he cares not about how he comes across.

    He’s a cunt, he’s a troll. Communication is futile.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    I really hate this shipped stuff… grow a pair of balls and tell everyone what it sold through to customers / what items customers are mostly buying.

    I don’t get it, they sound fairly happy with how things are going, so why not give us some more useful info? That said, they said they were happy with PSP Go sales, so I guess company statements aren’t everything.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KillerDD

    Reports like this are usually exaggerated just to look interesting/succesful to shareholders. And since that’s still not a crime we shouldn’t take any of these reports serious, whatever company is providing them.

    And to be honest, Sony’s probably very high on the list of fakers…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    @3 c’mon let the kid have his fun! If he doesn’t speak up for the huge corporation & its ad budget of millions, who will?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. choochoo

    @4 did u just swear…..Yes it looks like u did u need to wash your mouth with soap and then come back and apologize. isn’t there no mods on this site because he just swore and i’ll guess thats allowed on this site?

    Move is gonna go down hill once Kinect comes out FACT.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    Just gonna repeat something I posted in a previous thread that’s rather relevant to this.

    I was up in Dublin yesterday…

    The PlayStation Move Experience Hub was almost completely empty. Barely anyone was visiting it. This was my second time visiting the place.

    The Kinect Experimental Centre, which was a quick walk down the road in Grafton Street, on the other hand… was constantly filled up with people.

    @2 may be a complete troll, but his basic point is true. There is far more hype, promotion and consumer interest for Kinect than there was for Move.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    @8 And the Wii? Oh right I forgot, Nintendo, the market leaders & the guys who brought in the whole motion control *gimmick* don’t factor into this little pissing contest you 360/ps3 fanboys got going on huh?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    @8, It’s no holds barred at VG247, which is the only reason you’re still a member you trolling cuntbag.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @9 Move is nothing new. Kinect is. It´s kinda that thing all people we´re dreaming of for decades. Controlling stuff just with moving your hands and feet. Next step: Thought control :D
    Kinect is gonna sale like “a brand new Halo” :P

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    ChooChoo is Major Nelson, it’s just you don’t know it :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. M2Kx

    Kinect is just going to sell because MS wants it to.

    @13: yeah, probably xD

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Callum

    personally I prefer move to kinect, but to be honest both have shitty software lineups. The only thing I really like out of either is the voice controll for the XBOX…but isn’t that like broken or something?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. cookiejar

    1.5 Million units in the EU and 1 Million in the US is more than ‘OK’ in my book. Especially since Sony didn’t spend half a BILLION dollars on advertising the thing.

    I think its done well, but hey what do I know. Im just a gamer, not an Analyst ;)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    @15, won’t be ready for launch, but it’s still planned.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Crysis

    Kinect was an interesting idea, but in the end, i can’t imagine it being great for gamers, maybe a few casual games like the eyetoy, but if there’s a single AAA game for it, i’ll be honestly astonished, but Move already has a few AAA games using it/on the way, so it would be the better choice for me (& any hardcore gamer), i would imagine that anyone on this site who praises Kinect as a gaming tool, is just an ignorant fanyboy, or actaually likes the occasional dancing/casual game.
    @15, Voice control isn’t something groundbreaking, Socom has been doing it for years.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    In all honesty if Kinnect could work with me sitting down, I’d preorder it tmro :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. TopCat

    1 Million sales with little to no advertising is pretty decent.

    @2 Chooch it’s almost as if you swapped places with Dibble or Brain.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. freedoms_stain

    @20, 1 million sales to retailers means they’ve shipped 1 million units, not that consumers have purchased 1 million units.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    @17: That only applies if you’re in certain countries. The UK / US has voice control at launch. As do a couple of other countries… but not many.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Sales dont mean shit, its all about the game.

    At least PS move has decent enough games..

    Kinect? all the lineup sucks, its all family/exercise bullshit

    #23 4 years ago
  24. metamorphic

    It might be that Venturebeat’s report is outdated, but SCEA actually have released sales figures for Move – a million and counting, thus rendering this entire article a little bit irrelevant: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/21/sony-moves-1-million-moves-in-america/.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Justin Kranzl

    @24 that’s shipped to retail figures… not number of punters who have actually bought the thing.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. kastasmf

    @12 kinect is something new? realy? did microsoft spend their 500000000$ for machine, than can delete eye toy from our memories? dont belive that its a brand new way to play just because oprah said that.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Psychotech

    choochoo kids like you makes us 360 gamers to be ashamed of ourselves.
    while i don’t plan buying neither i’ve tried both Kinect and Move and all i can say is that Kinect isn’t responsive while Move is.Kinect will sell a lot more due to advertising but unfortunately at the end of the day many will be disappointed and seriously i don’t see developers putting a lot of effort on it in the future while Move has some future potential.

    Why do people turn a blind eye on FACTS?As i recall Sony was the first out of the three that introduced a decent motion gaming project with Eye toy.Power glove???yeah that didn’t worked it was a joke.
    i guess haters gotta hate and turn a blind eye.but seriously i play with my 360 a lot more and this kind of ignorance and fanboyish shit talk doesn’t make us look good.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Blerk

    I swear to God the average IQ of this place has dropped significantly in the last few weeks. :-D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Jan

    #28 WII HATER!!!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!

    @28

    Amen. Have GAF booted a bunch of trolls and they are congregating here? There’s certainly been an explosion of fanboy retards on both sides of late.

    This is what I reckon:

    * Move is selling well and will continue to sell.
    * Kinect is selling well via pre-order and will also sell well.
    * Kinect will most likely sell more in the long run but Move might well make more profit due to the lower advertising budget.
    * Evolutions of both devices are likely to be the defacto controller for the next gen machines. Get used to them.
    * Kinect works sitting down.
    * Trolls smell of cabbage and wee. Mostly cabbage.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. LOLshock94

    lmfao what a fail

    #31 4 years ago
  32. M2Kx

    I always have to laugh if anyone uses the word “hardcore” in a sentence that already contains words like “kinect” or “move” seriously, shame on you!

    #32 4 years ago
  33. polygem

    move will sell well, kinect will sell well. that´s the problem. can´t you guys see that our moms will take over our gaming devices one day soon and fart secretly while in a yoga assana? we got to stop that shit before it´s too late. don´t freakin buy any of these motion gaming stuff. please. it´s the devil.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Psychotech

    Trolls,under aged folks,geeky middle aged folks without true social life,pussies without BALLS, you name it.VG247 has everything.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. LOLshock94

    troll by stating the obvious i think not sonny jim

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Psychotech

    @35 bravo malakistiraki :)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. LOLshock94

    malakistiraki?
    malakistiraki?
    you being a racist motherfucker?
    I go to this website to get some kind of relief,
    And all I’m getting is racial grief?
    As I stare at you, I see pain, As I stare at you, I am losing my mind and my brain,
    And the rage that is inside, I can no longer contain, Now what I wanna know is, What is your motivation, for this racial implication, that has created this situation, and this frustration, upon this nation?

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Psychotech

    score

    #38 4 years ago
  39. KillerDD

    There’s a simple way of knowing if Kinect will outsell Move…

    Oprah didn’t give move to her Audience…

    #39 4 years ago