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Kinect Outsells PlayStation Move 5 to 1 in February

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 by Patrick Elliot

Pachter's numbers are bundle-specific

Pachter's numbers are bundle-specific

If you crunch the numbers right

The last time Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter weighed in on the Kinect, he speculated that Microsoft was driving up demand for their device by not including Kinect bundles as part of their "shortages." This time around, he is again focusing on bundles to give Microsoft the proverbial pat on the back, crediting the Kinect with outselling its motion-gaming rival, the PlayStation Move, 5 to 1 in February.

To reach these numbers Pachter compares the amount of Xbox 360 units that sold bundled with Kinect to PS3 bundles that sold with the Move included. According to Pachter, who cites his numbers on an NDP report, only one fifth of PS3 units purchased in February came bundled with the Move, while four out of five Xbox 360 consoles purchased that month had the Kinect bundled in.

Of course, these numbers do not include individual Kinect units and Move controllers sold independently of the console, and seeing that a stand-alone Kinect units sells for more than a single Move controller, it would be interesting to see a comparison of non-bundled sales numbers as well. Still, with Microsoft boasting Guinness-World-Record-breaking sales numbers since launch, the Kinect is doing well anyway you cut it.


Tags: Michael Pachter, Move, Sales, Bundles.

User Comments


1. soaduk United Kingdom 15 Mar 2011, 00:09 GMT

"the Kinect is doing well anyway you cut it."

...except for the distinct lack of gam...ok we've said it enough times now I think ;)


2. hrnyseany United Kingdom 15 Mar 2011, 14:57 GMT

Ive got 7 games since release for the kinect and have not yet got through them all so when people are saying lack of games, they are simply looking at how many games are out for the kinect and not actually got/playing them all since if you have got quite a few like myself you will understand you wont get thru all the titles before more come out, so SHHHHHHHHHHHH


3. soaduk United Kingdom 16 Mar 2011, 08:58 GMT

Well I've got 6 and I stand by my comment 100%. Very big lack of quality games to choose from and only a handful have come out since the launch titles and again quality has been lacking there.

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