There’s no doubt Q4 is going to be a bloodbath when it comes to the console wars. There’s a plethora of AAA titles getting released, including some major first-party offerings, and above all, the epic clash of the motion-sensing devices.
Microsoft is just days ahead of releasing its Kinect peripheral, while Sony has got it’s Move controller on the market for a couple of weeks, which, according to the Japanese firm, it’s selling “extremely well“.
Although there are no actual numbers for the North American performance of the device, SCEE’s head honcho Andrew House revealed there have been 1.5 million units sold on the European market. According to House, “the initial sales response has been so far in excess of our initial plan that we’ll probably be looking at accelerating production.”
In addition, Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA, is pretty confident on the momentum Sony has got through the year, as he affirms this holiday season “is already stacking up to be another great season of innovation and family fun for consumers. PlayStation Move is performing extremely well at retail and we’ll have plenty of new games coming to keep consumers busy this holiday from our first party studios and publishing partners, such as SingStar Dance, The Fight, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.”
Sony expects its wide array of software releases, as well as the PS Move implementation and little details like Netflix becoming natively accessible on all PS3s, will help the console be the No. 1 choice this holidays, as well as surpass the target of 15 million units sold by the end of the fiscal year.