MS Sells 2.5 Million Kinect, Sony Sells 4.1 Million Move, Do You Even Care?

I already reported that Microsoft has sold 2.5 million Kinect sensors earlier this week, but today Sony didn’t want to be outdone.  They issued a press release stating they have sold 4.1 million Move controllers all over the world.  Before you Sony fans get ready to put a little wood on the flamewar fire, you should note that most people will buy more than one controller if they plan to play a multiplayer game.  Move has also been on the market longer than Kinect has.  Either way, both numbers are quite impressive considering we are talking about peripherals here.

Where do you stand?  Are you a Move-er, or do you shake your bon-bon with Kinect?

7 thoughts on “MS Sells 2.5 Million Kinect, Sony Sells 4.1 Million Move, Do You Even Care?”

  1. I think Sony should have released the numbers of how many move bundles they sold instead… as that number really doesn’t tell much. It’s really impressive that they’ve sold that many controllers however but it’s safe to say that most people got 2 and some have even 4.

    1. They wouldn’t ever do that because they want to showcase their numbers as high as possible. It would be interesting just the same though. Like you said, it would be interesting to hear how many Wiimotes Nintendo has sold. It’s like 893276_io980 times ten to the power of 736y.

  2. Well bundles only wouldn’t be accurate either. Some ppl already had the camera so they bought the controller only.

    But by these numbers it really seems like Kinect is doing better right now. They had a LOT more publicity though.

    1. MS spent an insane amount on marketing of Kinect. The truth will be revealed at E3 next year. If we start to see real developer support and not just quick casual releases then we’ll have something to talk about. Until then it’s extremely hard to tell how well either is doing.

  3. Yeah I know that people already had the eye toy. But from what I assumed, the eye toy wasn’t exactly a huge success so I would assume that 80% of move owners didn’t already own the camera.

  4. I’m both. :p Don’t have them yet but I can see myself getting them in the future because I’m a sucker for technology, lol.

    Kinnect and Move are suited for different kinds of games, even though they both fall under the blanket term “motion control.” With the Move, I just see a glorified Wii-remote, but I don’t see that as a bad thing. I think there is a lot of potential for interesting games with that control method and the Wii has proven to me that there are many games I love to play. Sin and Punishment 2 is a fast and unique shooter unlike many others. Red Steel 2’s motion combat is incredibly satisfying. For the Move, I expect there will be games to utilize in good ways (and not-so-good ways as well). The same goes for Kinnect. It’s just a new way for developers to approach game design and allows for more options.

    As for what I think will be a bigger success, well, right now I’m going to guess Kinnect. It definitely has the media frenzy going now and I expect the Oprah-effect will help as well (seriously, anything Oprah promotes becomes huge). I know I’ve poked fun at it, but it’s too difficult to ignore, and it’s a new way to approach the idea of motion control. There are no games on it yet that appeal to me, but I don’t think it’s a bad product, far from it. Honestly, even if it never does get hardcore game support, I bet it will still be huge just if it has an injection of casual games because I think that is the market MS wants to go after. They already have dedicated fans who bought the 360 for controller-based games and I don’t think they are too concerned with them for Kinnect yet.

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