2,500,000 PlayStation Moves Shipped Already

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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  • 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.
  • 2.5 Million people thought the light bulb looked cool.
  • i wonder how many girls bought those
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  • You mean like dance moves?
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  • What's up with the big colorful bulb thing at the top of them?