Sony: "We Underestimated Demand for Move Controllers"
Posted by James Newton
Might struggle for stock over Christmas
When putting together your PlayStation move set-up you probably didn't encounter many issues getting a Starter Pack, console bundle or Navigation sub-controller, but you may have struggled to lay your hands on a standalone Move controller.
Peter Dille, Sony's marketing senior vice president in the US, has said that the company misjudged the demand for the controller and that stores might struggle to keep it in stock until February.
This backs up a statement released by GameStop last week in which the retail giant's president Tony Bartel told investors it was experiencing short supplies of Move:
Demand is very, very strong - like the Wii phenomenon where we had customers following UPS trucks to our stores - you'll have the same with Move and Kinect.
The bottom line seems to be buy standalone Move controllers if you see them, or wait until February. Your call.