Sony have announced that they have sold over four million Playstation Move units since its launch, and are confident that sales momentum will continue over the Christmas period.
It will have to have a strong holiday period – Microsoft yesterday confirmed that they have sold over two-and-a-half million Kinect units in twenty-five days, suggesting that Sony’s lead could evaporate sooner rather than later, despite its head start.
“The 4.1 million units are global sales for the company.” – Director of corporate communications and social media for Sony Computer Entertainment America, Patrick Seybold
Playstation Move has been available in a variety of bundles from September 15 in Europe, September 17 in the U.K. and North America, and October 21 in Japan. The PS3 though has an estimated user base of 41.6 million people, meaning only a fraction of owners have currently bought into the Move philosophy.
Kinect meanwhile has been available since November 04, meaning that Microsoft are shifting approximately 100,000 units a day compared to Sony’s 53,000 daily sales.