Published on noviembre 10th, 2010 | by admin0
PlayStation Move Gets Visualized [INFOGRAPHIC].
Last week, Sony announced that more than 1 million PlayStation Move units have been shipped in North America.
That’s a pretty solid start for Sony’s take on motion-controlled gaming, a category that is getting plenty of attention this holiday season. After all, with PlayStation Move, Sony faces competition from Nintendo’s best-selling Wii and from Microsoft’s just-launched Xbox Kinect.
Sony just published an infographic at the PlayStation Blog, outlining how well the Move is faring, its interested buyers and how many games are available for the system.
The infographic says more than 60% of people who are interested in the PlayStation Move already own a Wii. This is interesting because it shows just how strong the Wii is at driving interest. It’s very possible that Wii-ownership could be as much as an interest-driver as PlayStation 3 ownership.
The demographic breakdown of the PlayStation Move is also interesting. The median age of intended purchasers is 28, while half the buyers are parents. Women make up 30% of the potential buyers.
This is the expected audience for the Xbox Kinect as well, and both overlap with the audience for the Nintendo Wii. The Wii, which has significantly outsold the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, has had continued success in large part because of its mass appeal.
This is also a sign that the Playstation 3 might finally gain some traction with families and older buyers by trying — with varying degrees of success — to court the hardcore gamer and home theater enthusiast markets. Theoretically that should also apply to the Xbox Kinect.