The NPD, who is pretty much the go to source for video game sales information, recently made sales numbers private, making it inaccessible to the likes of you and me, without the aid of leaks. So companies have been using this to their advantage by putting out press releases that list “shipped” numbers instead of “sold” to make it appear as if software and hardware are doing better than they actually are. Sony has been doing exactly this with the PlayStation Move.
I think it was pretty obvious overall the Kinect was doing better. And while we don’t have raw numbers for Move and Kinect, analyst Micheal Pacther reveals that Xbox 360 and Kinect bundles outsold PlayStation 3 and Move bundles by 5:1. Even more dwarfing is that Kinect software sold 13:1 to Move software.
It will be interesting to see just how far Sony can take Move. As of right now, it seems to be getting off to a slow start. Did you pick up either the Kinect or Move this holiday season?