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PlayStation Move By the Numbers Offers Up Facts and Figures

Posted by James Newton

But do they add up?

"Numbers never lie" so goes the age-old axiom, so this chart from the official US PlayStation Blog is a big dollop of fact for you to take in.

As well as counting up the numbers of games already available for the system – 24 apparently, though our review archives currently hold 25 reviews, oddly – it also gives statistics for "purchase intent" amongst those who haven't yet picked up the controller for themselves.

According to the statistics, 60% of people intending to purchase PlayStation Move already own a Nintendo Wii, suggesting Move's image as a "HD Wii" is attracting potential users, particularly with Dead Space Extraction and more Wii revamps on the way.

The chart also reveals that the purchase intent has more than doubled since May of this year, not at all surprising considering very few people knew about Move six months ago.

The full chart is reproduced to the right so you can crunch the numbers yourself.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (6)

danschemen

#2

danschemen said:

yeah i intend to buy it and i have a wii. i want it for resident evil 5 and mag for the most part.

chiptoon

#3

chiptoon said:

The Wii is my favourite console of all time. I just love it. I bought a Move but just did not love it. It didn't have much fun with the games, I hated the styling of the characters in all of the demos, and most importatnly the pointer functionality of the Wiimote just wasn't there. Maybe I was doing it wrong? I took the Move back for store credit. Sigh

chiptoon

#4

chiptoon said:

I just noticed that the little flag next to my name shows China, but that's only because I'm in Shanghai. I wonder if that will change when I go home to South Africa?

WaLzgiStaff

#5

WaLzgi said:

I find it funny how they continue to use shipped numbers instead of sold numbers

James

#6

James said:

@chiptoon It will if you set your user country to South Africa :)

@lz2010 Well Sony sells hardware/accessories to retailers, who then sell it on to customers, so it makes sense for them to use shipped rather than sold figures.

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