The PlayStation Move's Got Off To A Roaring Start In Europe.

House told Bloomberg that Sony expects to “exceed its current sales estimate of 15 million PS3 consoles moved this fiscal year” party due to strong demand in Europe.

“Sales have been significantly up year-on-year in a market that has been overall slightly down,” said House.

House also revealed that the PlayStation Move showed “very significant sales in the first month since launch, somewhere in the region of 1.5 million units for the new controller across just Europe”. Impressive!

“The initial sales response has been so far in excess of our initial plan that we’ll probably be looking at accelerating production,” said House. “We have lots of confidence in our ability to hit our profitability target this year, but currency movements present significant challenges.”

The PlayStation Move launches in Japan next week. We could easily see Sony shifting 3-4 million Move units worldwide before the year is out. Sony's probably talking about Move units sold to the retailers (and not necessarily following through to the consumer), but stock has been extremely limited over the past month here in Europe, so it's easy to assume the follow-through is pretty good. If so, they are impressive figures.

Word of mouth around PlayStation Move is pretty positive. If Sony could just push the device into mainstream awareness a little more, we've no doubt they'll have a big success on their hands.

Still, congrats. They are impressive figures. Well deserved too, the Move is a great piece of kit.