Black Friday undoubtedly helped drive the sales for Sony’s and Microsoft’s new hardware devices. With Christmas creeping ever closer, we look at the recent sales figures to determine who is outdoing who so far.
Yesterday, Microsoft released an official press release stating that they had just past the 2.5million mark for units sold globally. Kinect has only been commercially available for 25 days meaning that’s an average of 100,000 units sold per day. This brings Microsoft’s prediction of selling 5million units this quarter a much more realistic goal.
But not to be outdone by Microsoft’s staggering results, Sony today reported that the Move has sold 4.1million units worldwide since it was launched in September. Three months down the line and Sony are currently ahead on sales figures, but if I’m doing my math correctly here, Microsoft should be able to catch up with the Move in no time. That is considering they keep up with current sales figures.
Both motion controllers have some very good titles that will help push sales even further. Sports Champions, Tumble and PDC World Championship Darts Pro Tour are stand-outs for the Move, whereas if speculation is to be believed, we could be seeing a Kinect-controlled Gears of War coming very soon. Check out the official announcement by Epic here.
So, who’s going to cross the line as the winner in the end?