PS3blog.net writes: Two months after it’s release Sony is reporting that sales of the PlayStation Move have reached over 4.1 million units worldwide. Although its advisable to take this news with a pinch of salt, especially after the “shipped vs. sold” debate that pointed fingers at Sony, it is a commendable achievement for which Sony deserves praise and applause. With more titles aimed at the hardcore segment releasing in the months to come, and a respectable number of 4.1 million units already in its bag, it seems Sony’s new device is more than a big hit.
PlayStation Move is Sony’s answer to Microsoft’s “controller-free” gaming device – Kinect. It also is Sony’s lately realized response to Nintendo’s Wii, which was the first console to bring motion gaming to the masses.
Another thing to note is that the figure of 4.1 million does not include standalone sales of the Navigation Controller – which essentially compliments the Move controller.
The announcement of these figures more or less seems like a slap in the face for analyst Michael Pachter; who just days ago told incGamers that the shortage issues of which Sony and Microsoft are talking about are all made-up. Here’s what he said: “Yes, I think both companies would very much like for consumers to believe that their devices are highly sought after and difficult to obtain. That usually works to spur demand.”