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Move Sales Reach 4.1 Million Units Sold Around the World

Posted by James Newton

Count 'em

So far Sony has been tight-lipped about sales figures for its PlayStation Move peripheral, only saying it had shipped 1 million Moves to America and not commenting on actual worldwide sales figures. Now the company has opened its mouth wide to shout "4.1 million units sold worldwide" in the form of this new press release.

According to Sony, the figures are for standalone or bundled Move controllers, but not for solus PlayStation Eye cameras or Navigation sub-controllers, giving a clear indication of how many players have started Moving since the controller's launch.

Are you impressed by these sales figures or not?

Tokyo, November 30, 2010 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the sales of PlayStation®Move motion controller for the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system reached over 4.1 million units worldwide*1. The milestone was reached in just 2 months since its release in September for North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, and 1 month since the release in October for Japan. The number not only shows clear success of the launch of the new motion sensing controller but also indicates positive momentum going in to the holiday season and to the year 2011.

PlayStation Move motion controller is used in combination with the PlayStation®Eye camera*2 to detect the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of the user, thereby allowing users to intuitively play as if they are within the game. Delivering the most realistic and immersive experience, PlayStation Move not only captures user's motion but also player's image itself to offer new augmented reality experiences in select games.

PlayStation Move offers more than 25 supported/dedicated titles for Europe/PAL territories up to date with vast line-up of software titles from all genres and all types of audiences. Some of the successful titles include Sports Champions, Start the Party, EyePet Move Edition, MAG, SingStar Dance and more. Upcoming PlayStation Move titles include the platform-defining franchises like Killzone 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 that will further establish PlayStation Move as the must have motion experience for casual and hard-core gamers alike.

More than 41.6 million PS3 systems have been sold globally*3 and despite entering its 5th year since launch, the system is yet to record another year of success. PS3, equipped with sophisticated processing units as well as future proof cutting-edge technologies, unfolded its potential, this year, with the introduction of PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D capabilities. SCEI will further continue to deliver strong value to the platform and will accelerate the growth of the platform by vigorously enhancing the entertainment experience only possible on the PlayStation® platform.

*1 Number as of November 2010. Cumulative number since its release date, September 15 for Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/regions, September 19 for North America and October 21 for Japan. The number does not include sales of stand-alone PlayStation®Eye camera or stand-alone PlayStation®Move navigation controller.

*2 Users will need to use the PlayStation Eye camera to enjoy PlayStation Move motion controller on PS3®.

*3 Number as of September 2010.

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User Comments (7)

hamispink

#1

hamispink said:

this is really surprising to me. I thought it might be able to pass 3 million but it has far surpassed that guess.
I read that the kinect has sold 2.5 million so far, which is to be expected with the Huge ad campain, but I didn't think it would be this close.

DazzaAdmin

#2

Dazza said:

That's actually very impressive considering how little marketing Sony have done in comparison to Microsoft with Kinect. This should silence the naysayers that Microsoft is kicking Sony's rear end in the new motion wars :-)

Token_Girl

#3

Token_Girl said:

Well, for some games, each person needs two actual move controllers for the full experience, so this really can't be considered an install base. It's certainly impressive though.

sykotek

#4

sykotek said:

Move Sales Reach 4.1 Million Units Sold Around the World cough...to retailers...cough

Reminds me of the PS3 launch days when Sony'd release a press statement regarding how well the original PS3 units sold worldwide, you know..., waaay before the price drop when people actually started buying them when the numbers they gave indicated shipped to retailers.

jneul

#6

jneul said:

this is awesome considering move is relying on word of mouth alone and it's only been out since September, move has pretty much exceeded everyone's expectation's:-D

theblackdragonAdmin

#7

theblackdragon said:

I'd be more impressed if they were able to give official numbers regarding the amount of users they have utilizing the Move setup; just numbers on how many units they've shipped to retailers doesn't do it for me i'm afraid. :3

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