Console News For Thursday, October 14th
Playstation Move Moves 470,000 Units In The First Month
VGChartz is reporting that 470,000 unique Move units have been sold in the first month since it’s release with over 600,000 individual Move controllers (including bundles and standalone) having been sold. Doing the math, that means 130,000 second, third or fourth controllers have been purchased for the 470,000 new Move users worldwide.
While this does seem like an impressive number, I think that the momentum from Microsoft’s ad campaign, and recent reports of retailers actually selling out of pre-orders might indicate that as far as launch goes, Kinect will have a major advantage over the Move.
With the information available to us right now (which isn’t much since everyone seems to be keeping a lid on Kinect pre-order numbers), I would not be surprised to see Kinect ship out well over 1 million units in it’s first week. Only time will tell, and November is rapidly approaching.
Crazy Taxi Coming To Xbox 360 and PS3
Sega is remaking the Dreamcast hit Crazy Taxi and putting it out on XBLA and the Playstation network in 720p goodiness. Sega’s site is currently reporting that it’s available now. But we know that’s not right because everyone else is reporting a release date of November 23 for PS3 and November 24 for XBLA. Those crazy kids at Sega…
Now if only they’d release Shenmue. And a Seaman remake for Kinect would be quite exciting.
I’ll let you all think about that one for a bit.
Track List for Dance Central Released
And it looks to be a doozy. CVG reports 32 intial tracks for us to sweat and boogey to in our living rooms, bedrooms and parent’s basements are being packaged for delivery. Of course, we know that Harmonix probably has quite a stockpile of audiophile ammunition in store to release as DLC on day and date of release as well.
Gran Turismo 5 Delayed…Again
Can’t say I didn’t see this coming. Looks like GT5 is pushed back to “sometime around Christmas”. If Duke Nukem comes out before GT5 does, I’m officially calling it Vaporware.
Halo Waypoint Announces New Noble Map Pack for Halo:Reach
Halo Waypoint has just released some screenshots of the up and coming Noble Map Pack for Halo: Reach. The new maps are Tempest, Anchor 9, and Breakpoint. Release price is to be 800MS Points and will have the opportunity for you to add an additional 250 gamerscore to your tally.
Personally I think that ten bucks is a bit stiff of a price to pay for new maps. But i’m sure that sales of this will do well. According to Bungie.net, the map pack will be released on November 30.
Follow-up To Yesterday’s Best Buy Pre-Order Stoppage
Best Buy has managed to wrangle some additional allocations for the standalone Kinect package. However, the 250GB 360S Bundle is still not available. The only word that I’ve received from Best Buy is that they have requested more from Microsoft and should hopefully have some soon.
Netflix App Finally Available On PS3 On October 18
Joystiq has just confirmed that an app for Netflix will now be available for the PS3 starting on October 18. Users will no longer be required to insert a disc to run the Netflix application on PS3. Video details here.
As always, comments are welcome.
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