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Sony makes a million 'Moves'

Sony has shipped 1,000,000 units of PlayStation Move.


Sony has just announced that the company has shipped one million units of PlayStation Move in North and Latin America within the first 30 days availability. Though Nintendo has already proven that motion-controlled gaming has a place in the mainstream market, we were skeptical about how Sony would fare introducing a similar mechanism.

In our review, we found that the PlayStation Move provided some of the most accurate motion control we've ever seen, but we can't say we were thrilled with the Move's launch lineup. However, there does seem to be a few promising titles for the accessory on the horizon, such as Sorcery, which was demoed at this year's E3 expo.

In addition to stand-alone Move games, Sony has already begun rolling out patches for existing PlayStation 3 games that introduce Move support. Once updated, games like Heavy Rain and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will be playable with Move motion controls.

Future titles promise Move support as well, including LittleBigPlanet 2 and Killzone 3--though the latter of those felt a bit wonky when we tried it out at a demo recently in New York. We've also enjoyed some of the download-only Move titles currently available for Move. Tumble, which is a physics-based puzzle game, allows players to interact with objects in a virtual space.

PlayStation Move is currently available in three forms: a starter bundle, separately, and together along with a 320GB PlayStation 3.

Of course PlayStation Move's September 19 release beat Microsoft's Kinect to market. Kinect isn't due out until November 4. While Move requires motion controllers, Kinect allows the player to use their entire body to interact with games. We'll have our official Kinect review on November 4.