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2,500,000 PlayStation Moves Shipped Already

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PlayStation Move may look a bit strange, but looks aren't everything and it seems people are flocking to stores to buy the device. Sony is having trouble keeping up with demand.

Sony's motion-sensing peripheral was launched a little over a month ago, on September 19, and in the month since launch, the company has shipped one million units in the Americas. Reuters cites Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, as saying the company does not expect to have the supply to meet demand until February 2011.

"We had to go back and increase production twice, we're absolutely maxed out right now," he said.

However, Move isn't just in demand in the United States and Latin America. No, European gamers are loving it too. According to Reuters, the first month of availability saw 1.5 million units shipped in Europe.

We were never really that impressed by Move, but it seems Microsoft will have its work cut out when it comes to selling Kinect for Xbox 360. The Kinect launch is scheduled for November 4 and Reuters reports that Redmond hopes to sell 3 million before they ring in the new year. This means Microsoft needs to see Kinect sell as fast as Sony is shipping the Move to meet its target.

Did you buy Move? Or are you holding out for Microsoft's Kinect? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Reuters (MSNBC) via Joystiq

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    falchard , October 23, 2010 4:52 AM
    danwat1234What's up with the big colorful bulb thing at the top of them?

    Its a point for the camera to focus on. This devices is pretty much a scaled down Motion capture studio. It uses the 3D eye tool in order to judge position, and it uses the light bulbs to say, HEY HERE I AM.
    This has one glaring issue. In motion capture you usually have the suit of light bulbs and multiple camera's. What happens when you twirl the wand and its obstructed by a table or your body?
    The bonus is it will definetly perform accurate movement. It also significantly simplifies the animators job. Its capable of judging velocity while at the same time provide accurate aiming information for shooters.
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    reprotected , October 23, 2010 4:21 AM
    2.5 Million people thought the light bulb looked cool.
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    Parsian , October 23, 2010 9:13 AM
    i wonder how many girls bought those
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    FloKid , October 23, 2010 4:09 AM
    You mean like dance moves?
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    cp8427 , October 23, 2010 4:16 AM
    I wish they made another Bust-A-Groove. It'd be awesome with the move...
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    danwat1234 , October 23, 2010 4:17 AM
    What's up with the big colorful bulb thing at the top of them?
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    reprotected , October 23, 2010 4:21 AM
    2.5 Million people thought the light bulb looked cool.
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    falchard , October 23, 2010 4:52 AM
    danwat1234What's up with the big colorful bulb thing at the top of them?

    Its a point for the camera to focus on. This devices is pretty much a scaled down Motion capture studio. It uses the 3D eye tool in order to judge position, and it uses the light bulbs to say, HEY HERE I AM.
    This has one glaring issue. In motion capture you usually have the suit of light bulbs and multiple camera's. What happens when you twirl the wand and its obstructed by a table or your body?
    The bonus is it will definetly perform accurate movement. It also significantly simplifies the animators job. Its capable of judging velocity while at the same time provide accurate aiming information for shooters.
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2010 5:01 AM
    These are just controller shipments to retailers and we don't even know if they're also including Move navigation controllers. A person could buy 6 Move controllers for their PS3. Sony's press release would be the equivalent of Nintendo telling the media how many Wii controllers they've shipped instead of how many Wii consoles they've sold.

    "it seems Microsoft will have its work cut out when it comes to selling Kinect for Xbox 360"

    Kinect uses no controllers so you can't compare Move controller sales to Kinect sales. If you want to compare anything it would be PS Eye or Move starter kit sales vs. Kinect sensor sales.
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    yao , October 23, 2010 5:25 AM
    I have wanted something like this for a long time-
    the graphic power of a PS3 and motion controller like WII..
    but I am on hold now and waiting for reviews.
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    Albyint , October 23, 2010 5:35 AM
    ^^^ graphics power of a ps3??
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    theshonen8899 , October 23, 2010 6:15 AM
    Color me surprised. I'll try it out when KZ3 comes.
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    th3nerve , October 23, 2010 7:04 AM
    The colored bulb is there so that you would know which Move controller is yours. Other than that it serves no purpose.
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    alidan , October 23, 2010 7:10 AM
    falchardIts a point for the camera to focus on. This devices is pretty much a scaled down Motion capture studio. It uses the 3D eye tool in order to judge position, and it uses the light bulbs to say, HEY HERE I AM.This has one glaring issue. In motion capture you usually have the suit of light bulbs and multiple camera's. What happens when you twirl the wand and its obstructed by a table or your body?The bonus is it will definetly perform accurate movement. It also significantly simplifies the animators job. Its capable of judging velocity while at the same time provide accurate aiming information for shooters.


    now if im right, its a bit more than just that.
    yea it has motion capture, that makes it more accurate than the wii more already, you can have the controller pointed in almost ANY possion and not have it interfear with how it works, unlike the wii more which if its not pointed at that bar things it guesses.

    than add into it the other motion capturing hardware, forget all the names but it knows how its moved.

    its less complex than a motion capture studio, but also in some ways more sophisticated too. as in with just 1 ball and even if you had 8 cameras on that ball, you wouldn't get the the same results as the move can.
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    alidan , October 23, 2010 7:17 AM
    MarcusPThese are just controller shipments to retailers and we don't even know if they're also including Move navigation controllers. A person could buy 6 Move controllers for their PS3. Sony's press release would be the equivalent of Nintendo telling the media how many Wii controllers they've shipped instead of how many Wii consoles they've sold."it seems Microsoft will have its work cut out when it comes to selling Kinect for Xbox 360"Kinect uses no controllers so you can't compare Move controller sales to Kinect sales. If you want to compare anything it would be PS Eye or Move starter kit sales vs. Kinect sensor sales.


    but that wouldn't take into account all those with the eye toy already and just needed the controller.

    the move itself as a platform is all in the controller, unlike the wii which is the system, or the move with is the camera.

    most games need only 1 ball controller, some benefit from 2. so lets assume that 75% only use one or bought 2 for 2 people, and 25% bought 2 for one person.

    that would be 1875000 people using move, and 312500 that bought 2 for themselves.

    like i said, the controller itself is the platform not the system or the camera.
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2010 8:08 AM
    If you are going to consider each individual Move controller a platform sale then don't compare it to the Kinect sensor like this article does. Microsoft is not trying to sell 6 Kinect sensors to every Xbox 360 owner. Comparing Move controller sales to camera sales is comparing apples to oranges.

    The only thing that is comparable to the Move controller sales are Wii controller sales.
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    Parsian , October 23, 2010 9:13 AM
    i wonder how many girls bought those
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    gamebwoy , October 23, 2010 10:29 AM
    O3Di will be able to include and overtake the capabilities of both Sony's Move and XBox Kinect when it comes out for PC/Mac/Linux.
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    thillntn , October 23, 2010 4:46 PM
    that's alot of glowing dildos. I'd rather have my keyboard and linux :) .
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    kaosnkorruption , October 23, 2010 4:49 PM
    reprotected2.5 Million people thought the light bulb looked cool.


    Is reading comprehension really that hard these days? There is a very very large difference between units shipped and units sold.
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    GNCD , October 23, 2010 4:53 PM
    Parsiani wonder how many girls bought those


    Dude...lol
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    Manos , October 23, 2010 5:29 PM
    Well.. I bought Move on day one. And all i have to say is that all it does is look like a sex toy since there is no games supporting it worth the time.. Best case is Sports Champions which is sad really. The responce isnt 1:1. Lag is there and gotta deal with it. Just doesnt feel that laggy which is the only good thing. But even when going through selection menus you see the lag is too obvious.

    Wish there will be games worth for it pretty soon cause ill be mad :S

    But yeah Im also buying Kinect. I paid almost as much for the Move+Sub controller and thats without even a game included... Why not huh. -.-
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2010 7:51 PM
    only 250,000 was sold...not 2,500,000
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