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Sony moves 1 million Moves in America

Justin McElroy

Sony may not have expected a huge Day One for PlayStation Move, but it seems to have done OK for itself during Month One: The company just announced that the motion controller has shipped 1 million units in the Americas since it launched on Sept. 17. SCEA boss Jack Tretton told MSNBC he expects demand to exceed supply until next February, saying "We had to go back and increase production twice, we're absolutely maxed out right now."

While the number's certainly impressive, it's perhaps tempered a bit when you consider that (1) the Move sold 500,000 more units in Europe (where the PlayStation brand is admittedly stronger) in roughly the same amount of time and (2) today's announcement doesn't equate to a million Move-equipped households in the Americas. Many have likely picked up two or more Moves, making it difficult to say just how large the install base is for future Move games at the moment.

You'll find Sony's full release just after the break.

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PlayStation®Move Surpasses One Million Units Shipped in North and Latin America in First 30 Days

Rapid Adoption Indicates Widespread Consumer Interest in Immersive, Realistic Gaming

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC ("SCEA") today announced that it has shipped over one million units of its highly anticipated PlayStation®Move in North and Latin America in the first 30 days of availability. Early momentum of the PlayStation Move suggests the broad appeal of an immersive and realistic gaming experience. By fusing high-definition gaming with accurate and easy-to-use controls, the PlayStation Move allows gamers of all ages and genres to enjoy everything from family to action to first person shooter games. By incorporating the PlayStation®Eye camera with PlayStation Move, the user's full range of motion is captured, resulting in ultimate control over game play, as well as the opportunity to project the player's image into select games for new augmented reality experiences.

"PlayStation Move is the most recent example of how product innovation continues to provide our customers with new and exciting ways to enjoy our technology," said Jack Tretton, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. "We've shipped over one million units in the first month in North and Latin America. Retail demand is incredibly strong and we're working hard to keep the product in stock. We believe consumers have already shown their preference for a precise, interactive game experience. We are on target to meet our end of year goals and expect sales to increase as our publishers and developers continue to update popular titles and introduce new games."

With 24 titles currently available that take advantage of PlayStation Move functionality and a line up that includes EyePet™, The Fight: Lights Out™, Heavy Rain®, Killzone® 3, Kung Fu Rider™, MAG™, High Velocity Bowling™, Start the Party!™, Resident Evil®5: Gold Edition (Capcom), Sports Champions™, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Time Crisis™: Razing Storm™ (NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.), and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11 (Electronic Arts Inc.), PlayStation Move has games for all demographics and types of gamers. In addition, 15 additional Move enabled titles are slated to launch by SCEAs fiscal year includingSOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet™ 2 and PlayStation Move Heroes. Whether experienced, casual, or somewhere in between, gamers will find a wide variety of content for PlayStation Move, including sports, shooters, puzzles, party and family-friendly titles. No matter which genre, all PlayStation Move games offer hours of addictive fun, while delivering a realistic and accurate motion gaming experience unlike anything on the market.

PlayStation Move is available for a range of prices based on the needs of the consumer. For those consumers who already own a PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Move Bundle – at $99.99 (SRP) – is the perfect choice. The PlayStation Move Bundle includes a PlayStation Eye, one PlayStation Move motion controller, a copy of Sports Champions on Blu-ray disc, and a PlayStation Move game demo disc and is the easiest way for current PS3 system owners to start experiencing PlayStation Move. For consumers who don't yet own a PS3 system, the PS3 Sports Champions Move Bundle for $399.99 (SRP) is ideal, including all of the above, as well as a 320GB HDD model PS3 system. This bundle is the most complete way to experience home entertainment on the PS3 system, including PlayStation Move motion controlled games, Blu-ray movies, stereoscopic 3D and more in stunning high-definition. For those who already own PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera, motion controllers will retail separately for $49.99 (SRP) and the optional navigation controller will retail for $29.99 (SRP).

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