PlayStation Move selling most units but Xbox Kinect selling faster

By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: The PlayStation Move might have sold units than Xbox 360’s rival Kinect motion sensor, but the Kinect is clearly outselling faster, and should overtake the Move by the end of January 2011.

Both Sony and Microsoft released preliminary sales figures in the last 24 hours, with Microsoft first revealing it had sold 2.5 million Kinects before Sony today announcing it had moved 4.1 million Moves. Whilst these are encouraging results for both gaming console manufacturers, these results make better reading for Microsoft then they do Sony.

Although the Move is still 1.6 million units ahead, it had the advantage of launching 40 days before the Kinect (based on the first worldwide availability date). When you look at sales on a per day basis, an interesting trend develops.

In the 67 days since the Move’s launch, it has sold 61,194 units per day. In the 27 days since the Kinect launch, it has sold 92,592 units per day. That means that every, Kinect is selling 1.5 times as many units.

Should this sales ratio continue, the Xbox 360 Kinect device will overtake the PlayStation Move in 51 days. That sets the takeover date as 20 January 2011.

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