Patcher Claims PS Move Sold “Below Expectations”

November 18, 2010 Written by Ray Conley

With all of this motion-controller frenzy, each console giant is marketing their “Sunday’s best” as they try to grab the attention of the gadget-hungry gamer. Whether it be sales or popularity, we do know that everyone wants to be king of the motion market. One industry analyst had some bitter words to ignite some serious flames in the race for motion-controller dominance.

Michael Pachter, famed gaming research analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities, believes that the PlayStation Move has been “overtaken” by Microsoft’s Kinect. He stated that Sony’s motion controller sold a poor 400,000 since launch, while Microsoft has taken its lead of one million controllers sold in just its first week.

“Move sold well below expectations in its first month.

“Interestingly, the higher priced Kinect controller appears to have overtaken the Move controller in the sales race.”

Really, Mr. Pachter? Really? I would be more inclined to believe that statement if the facts had lined up. We’ve already learned that Sony has celebrated its October sales to the tune of 2.5 million Move units sold, and that’s just the numbers between Europe and the US. So, I’m not entirely sure how Mr. Pachter are pulling those numbers as we seem to have a different set of statistics. Either way, we’ll have to let the consumers decide the real outcome.