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?
Now that we have Playstation Move, motion-based multiplatform titles can be available for 2 systems (Playstation 3 and the Wii). Rune Factory Oceans is now one of those titles.
The Rune Factory series is a spin-off of Harvest Moon that focuses of RPG elements as well as the farming and romantic elements. The new title looks to follow in the footsteps of the previous title Rune Factory Frontier – a Wii exclusive last year.
More about the game after the jump. Continue reading Rune Factory for PS3 & Wii
The top 5 games to make the most of your playstation move (note: not picked by myself) after the jump. Continue reading Top 5 Games To Buy With Playstation Move.
With Move on the way, Sony has given us a taste of the Move’s demo disk on their blog. They have confirmed that there will be 11 different games on the disc, along with the PlayStation Eye and Move Controller. Each game will presumably make full use of the Move’s capabilities regarding motion control.
You can check out the video from the blog as well as the full list of games after the jump.
Continue reading 11 Games Confirmed for the PlayStation Move Demo Disc
Fancy yourself some PlayStation Move controls with your Resident Evil 5? Gold Edition owners will be getting a patch absolutely free-of-charge, but what about the original game?
Capcom has said that due to technical issues, the original version of Resident Evil 5 will not be receiving PlayStation Move support. So if you want yourself some motion controls with your zombie shooting, you will have to pick up a copy of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition.
A bit disappointing. But with a company like Capcom, it doesn’t seem like them to do this just to be greedy. It probably really is technical issues with the build of the original game.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition was originally going to support PlayStation Move controls at launch, but then the device was delayed from Spring 2010 to Fall 2010. The title has probably already been PlayStation Move ready for awhile, and Capcom is probably just waiting for a green light for the update.
South African retailer, BT Games, recently put out a catalog where they ran a PlayStation move ad that read “Watch out for the PlayStation Move. Coming this July.”
Some times retailers get a heads up on these kind of things, other times they are purely speculating. July seems like a odd month to just randomly throw out like that.
I’m not familiar with the retailer, but Kotaku says that in the past they have been right on top with these things. Whether or not they are this time will have to wait till E3.
Recently, we heard from the Ape Escape development team that Ape Escape PS3 is set for this year. Now we have gotten a couple of teaser images and a few tips that give us a look of at least some sort of look at the title.
I couldn’t pull anything from the hints provided on their twitter, but perhaps you can.
HINT #1 [Regarding Ape Escape PS3] – Has something that no other Ape Escape games have…
HINT #2 – A picture is worth a thousand words, so…. (you can check out the image after the jump)
HINT #3 – It’s a keeper 🙂
The team also uploaded a logo and another teaser image along side Hint #2’s teaser image. You can check both out after the jump.
Continue reading Ape Escape PS3 Devs Give Hints and Release Teaser Images
Sony may be getting a jump on Microsoft’s Natal, which is launching this October. According to Gadget Show’s Jason Brandbury, the PlayStation Move wil be launching in September.
“Another thing I was meaning to say. Sept for Playstation Move!!! I’m sure of it. Can’t say why. Just.. September 2010,” he said after having a hands-on session with the Move. He could just be speculating, but it sounds like might have heard it from someone else in the know.
We will probably find out a date a for PlayStation Move at E3. So keep an eye out for the device at Sony’s E3 Media Briefing on September 15th.
If you are curious what Sony thinks you will look like while playing PlayStation Move, then hit the jump for some life style pictures, controller glamor shots and a trailer.
PlayStation Blog revealed that those who purchase the camera and controller bundle will get a PlayStation Motion Starter Disc. This disc will include demos for many of the titles launching for PlayStation Motion this year.
(Source: PlayStation Blog)
Continue reading PlayStation Move Trailer plus Lifestyle Pictures; Demo Disc Shipping with Camera and Controller Bundle
Curious what publishers are creating content for the PlayStation Move? Sony has released a full list of publishers who are currently working on software for their motion controller.
Big names like SEGA, Square-Enix, Konami, and others make the list along with some smaller publishers. You can check out the entire list of publishers after the jump.
Continue reading Full List of Publishers Working on PlayStation Move Software