Move has 'exceeded expectations,' says Sony Latin boss
- Posted November 16th, 2010 at 10:23 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 3 Comments
Sony’s GM of Latin America Mark Stanley has revealed that sales of PlayStation Move in the territory have "greatly" surpassed the company’s expectations.
Speaking during a chinwag with Industry Gamers, Stanley commented, "We're actually continuing to catch up on filling the pipeline with product, as we are in the U.S. and worldwide because demand has greatly exceeded our expectations."
The hardware manufacturer announced last month that its motion-sensing peripheral had moved 2.5 million units since launch, with 1.5 million sold in Europe and one million shifted across North America.
And it seems punters in Latin America can’t get enough of the wand-waggling delights of Move, with Stanley adding that much of its success can been attributed to the fact Sony’s been able to distance itself from Kinect and Wii.
"So far, we still don't have enough to supply the [Latin America] region and we're hoping to catch up, so triple-A success for us in the region."
"Something as simple as Move is easily communicated, easily captivated by the region," he continued.
"The difference is we've been able very much to define the difference between Move and Wii and Kinect, which has helped us quite a bit."
PSU spent plenty of time with Move back at launch, so be sure to check out our coverage here to make up your own mind whether or not motion-sensing gaming is for you.
- 11:07am EST - November 16th, 2010
I still need to buy another MOVE controller for the fight!
I still need to buy the fight as well.
Its like if you have one controller then you feel very tempted to get another one. Great product from SONY!
- 11:19am EST - November 16th, 2010
Yeah, I just recently bought my second controller, after looking for a few weeks. It was either sold out, or over retail price everywhere, even online!Sports Champions is in my opinion actually one of the best game I have ever tried! Can't wait for a true AAA move-only game!
- 1:39pm EST - November 16th, 2010
It's surprising how well it's selling down here in Mexico. No store has it in stock. It could also be that they haven't got it yet (which happens often lol). But anyway, I do believe that if Sony really want to push Move down here, they have to bundle the PS3 with Move and give it an affordable price for everyone to catch up on it. Gaming is a very expensive luxury down here, and if Sony started selling these things, even at a loss, I think they could make up with Software sales, yet position themselves first in the gaming market here.
Anyway, great news for Sony and the fans, this just means more support for us people down here. The world doesn't end at the border!
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