Meanwhile, Kinect launches November 4
Trying to get in a last minute punch before Microsoft launches its widely-promoted Kinect peripheral, Sony has just shipped out a whole bunch more PlayStation Move controllers following a strong early demand.
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Retailers around the country reported strong sales of the Move following its September 17 launch. Amazon, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and GameStop all showed high consumer interest beginning on launch day. Pre-order demand was also high, but not through the roof.
Stores have begun to run low on stock, but Sony appears to be on top of it as GameStop locations have reportedly just received brand new shipments of Move controllers and bundles.
It's going to be an intense motion-control war this holiday season between the Move and Microsoft's Kinect, which launches November 4 included midnight store openings all around the country.
Kinect pre-orders are actually already all filled up at Amazon.com and BestBuy.com, and Microsoft expects the controller to sell more units in its first two months on the market than the Xbox, Xbox 360, or any game in its history in the industry. That's a tall order.
So far, the Move has reached more than one million unit sales in the Americas. Microsoft wants to move more than three million in the same period of time.
Can it happen? We'll see. The war begins November 4.
Via Punch Jump