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Move Outsells Kinect Nearly 2:1 In Japan In 2010

Move Outsells Kinect Nearly 2:1 In Japan In 2010

April 11, 2011 | By Kris Graft




Sony's PlayStation Move motion-sensing controller for PlayStation 3 outsold Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect sensor by nearly two-to-one in Japan in 2010, according to Media Create.

In the region, the Move sold 170,000 units last year, compared to the Kinect, which sold 90,000 units in Japan, the tracking firm said in a blog post translated by Andriasang (both figures include bundles). The Move launched in October last year in Japan, while the Kinect launched in November.

On a weekly basis in Japan, the PS3 regularly outsells the Xbox 360, which has a smaller overall install base in the region, resulting in a smaller addressable market for add-ons like the Kinect.

Sony said in November last year that its Move had shipped 4.1 million units worldwide in the device's first two months of availability. More recently, Microsoft said it had sold 10 million Kinects globally through the end of February.

The Media Create report also said the PS3's Torne digital video recorder add-on sold 784,000 units in Japan last year from its March 2010 debut. Nintendo's red March 25th anniversary Wii -- released in November -- sold over 97,000 units last year.


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