Sony has announced that in the first 30 days of the PlayStation 3 Move controller being on sale, it has sold 2.5 million of them. That’s 1 million controllers in the USA and Canada and 1.5 million controllers in Europe, and that’s not counting any of Asia, where the item has not yet been released. This strange wand of mighty power sells for around $50 USD and allows players to control their actions in Playstation 3 games with the actions of their arm.
The 2.5 million number across the nations comes from the LA Times, while Reuters, focusing more on the stateside story, hears Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, say that supply still isn’t meeting demand: “We had to go back and increase production twice, we’re absolutely maxed out right now,” Tretton said.
John Koller, director of hardware marketing for Sony’s PlayStation business in Foster City, California, thinks sales are so high due to the fabulous games already available on the market (like EyePets, Time Crisis: Razing Storm, and Start the Party.) The number 1 million in the USA is quite significant as less than a week ago, sales seemed to fall short of expectation in the USA at 300,000. Not so bad anymore, yes? I’m guessing the whole of Asia will add more than significantly to these numbers very soon as their sales post in the coming weeks.
[Via LA Times Technology]