Industry analyst Michael Pachter has stated that during the month of December, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 bundles with Kinect outsold Sony’s PS3 Move bundles 5:1.
Speaking in a statement following the release of last night’s NPD figures, Pachter said not only did Microsoft fare better with hardware, but outsold Sony in motion control-centric software as well.
“About one fifth of PS3 sales included bundles with Sony’s Move controller, suggesting a modest third month (we have chosen not to subscribe to peripheral data),” said Pachter. “About half of Xbox 360 sales included bundles with Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral, as Xbox 360 Kinect console bundles outsold PS3 Move console bundles by 5:1.
“Microsoft announced that it has shipped 8 million Kinect units since launch (in November), which was raised from its earlier goal of 5 million. More significantly, in [Wedbush Morgan's] view, the top two selling Kinect software titles outsold the top two Move titles by over 13:1.”
During December, Wii and Xbox 360 garnered the greatest dollar sales with 32 percent and 31 percent respectively, in hardware, software and accessories.
Thanks, Industry Gamers.