Kinect vs. Move – Round 2 – FIGHT!
Hot off the presses. Microsoft has apparently sold 2.5 Million Kinect Sensors in 25 days (which is apparently better than the first month of iPad sales). That’s an average of 100,000 Kinect devices sold per day. Per Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Biz at Microsoft, “We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand,” he continues, “”With sales already exceeding two and a half million units in just 25 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers this holiday.”
Five million seems to be the magic number of success for Microsoft. Originally forecasted to sell that many before Februrary, they have revised their target goal as a reaction to the surprising sales figures.
Not to be outdone, Sony has announced that they have sold 4.1 million Move controllers since their September 15th launch. However, as it has been since they started releasing information on Move sales, Sony is still tight lipped on how many unique users Move actually has.
Interestingly enough though, Sports Champions, bundled with a Move controller has only sold 870,000 units worldwide. Eyepet has only sold 640,000 to date as well. So the question I have to pose is, who is actually buying the controller and how many controllers are being bought by a single person on average? Most likely we won’t know those numbers. Ever.
Regardless, it’s very apparent that both Sony and Microsoft are having a very Merry Christmas.
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