Xbox 360 outsells PS3 2:1
Microsoft has been selling a lot more Kinect bundles than Sony has sold PlayStation 3 and Move combos a US market watcher has claimed. And that suggests that it's selling more than twice as many consoles as its arch-rival is.
According to Michael Pachter, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, by way of Industry Gamers, "about one fifth of PS3 sales included bundles with Sony’s Move controller [and] about half of Xbox 360 sales included bundles with Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral."
So, 20 per cent of PS3s sold in the US come with Move, while 50 per cent of Xboxes shipped there include Kinect.
In short, half of Xbox buyers want Kinect, but only a fifth of PS3 buyers want Move.
Of course, that's just buyers of new consoles, and says nothing about the extent to which folk who already own a PS3 or an Xbox 360 are adopting the new motion control systems. Or, for that matter, how many people buying the bundles are actually using the new controller tech. We can' say how many people who didn't buy a bundle - of either kind - will go on to acquire, or have done so already, the motion control add-on(s).
But here's the thing: "Xbox 360 Kinect console bundles outsold PS3 Move console bundles by more than 5:1," claimed Pachter.
Given the proportion of Kinect and Move bundles sold out of the overall sales volumes of their respective consoles, it's easy to calculate that, overall, Microsoft sold twice as many Xboxes - with or without Kinect - as Sony shipped Move and Move-less PS3s.
That should be far more of a worry for Sony than the relative popularity of Move and Kinect. ®
It must be panto time....
My console is better than your console!!!
Oh no it isn't!!!
Oh yes it is!!!
He's behind you!!!
Boo hiss - here comes the evil Uncle PC with his opticore quad sli 8GB ram uber machine that costs 10 time more for twice the performance....
I'll get it meself...
Easy. The faithful will queue for days to pay an arm and a leg for an aesthetically gorgeous console that plays just one game, St Jobs favorite game. Most of the capabilities of the iConsole will be miles behind the curve but it'll do one small thing much better than the xbox, ps3 and wii and thus be hailed by the faithful iPress as groundbreaking. To get it working you'll need to buy an iCompass and align it to point to mountain view and be careful what surface you put it on because even a correctly aligned iConsole won't work if it is touched by the wrong material.
12 months later it will be replaced by the iConsole+ that is the same thing with a bit more bling which in turn will be replaced by the iConsole2 which will play St Jobs new favorite game. Apple will copyright the word Console and sue the crap out of every company on the planet using that word regardless of their product.
Several houses will be burned down by iConsole power supplies overheating but Apple will have no shortage of scientists to prove that it's all down to the owners, something to do with them wearing t-shirts in a non Jobs approved colour or somesuch. A few will explode too leading to free issue of carbon fibre and kevlar boxes to keep your iConsole in but that won't be a design fault in the iConsole, oh no. The iBombProofBox will just be there to enhance the look of the iConsole and free issuing them is just Apples way of saying thanks to their loyal drones^Hcustomers.
All you have to do to 'calibrate' it is aim the controller at the screen and press a button. I guess it's necessary because people playing will be varying heights. It's done in-game, not from the XMB and only takes a second, if that. Not a major drawback
Being able to have perspective
I am lucky enough to have both XBox 360 and a PS3 I can say that I feel slightly less self concious wobbling around my living room looking as though I am taking part in an interperative dance session to the best of Rick wakeman than I would be waving my blue tipped glowing Dildo around!
I love my PS3 for the BlueRay capability and the stunning games Graphics. I like the XBox for some of the novel controllers (like the Kinect and the Tony Hawk skateboard) and the Wii for the cute graphics.
Sony Fanbois make me laugh.
Lot's of nice excuses above from the sony faithful.
So MS are doing well here cos X360 is cheap, nope its because kinect is more expensive. or is it that sony aren't selling because they're sold out.
Get a grip.
Are you all really that insecure about your purchase?