Sony admits 2011 was slow for Move, 2012 ‘should be better’
Sony has admitted that 2011 was slow for the PS Move- solid but unremarkable, especially across Europe. But they believe 2012 will be a much better year for the PS3’s motion sensing accessory. “I’d say we have a solid foothold with [Move],” SCE UK boss Fergal Gara said while speaking with MCV.
“It is the strength of the software that goes with it that is paramount. And we’ve had a widely different performance from the various Move titles. Sports Champions is by far the most successful, selling a couple of hundred thousand units, which is a healthy performance. But it does vary thereafter.
“So I’d say we are in the market, we have got a shout. Forthcoming titles are going to be important. We take some encouragement from things we can mention, such as Sorcery which is on the schedule, and other things that we know are bubbling under. It is a focus from a studio point-of-view to bring out stronger titles.”
SCE Europe boss Jim Ryan added: “Across Europe, the middle part of 2011 was slower than we’d have liked. There are few things that we have got a lot more clear-minded about in terms of targeting the family, social markets, and not being all things to all men with Move.”
Sorcery certainly does seem to be shaping up nicely, but we’ll have to wait and see if it’s worth buying the Move controller for those who don’t have it.
Stay tuned for more updates.