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Sony and Nintendo experience success with their respective consoles

A 2009 study from the NPD Group, which is a leader in market research in the entertainment industry, found that 63 percent of Americans play video games. With findings like this, it's no wonder that game systems sell so well in the U.S. and around the world, and now, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced the cumulative sales of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Move.

The PlayStation 3 is Sony's third home video game console in the PlayStation series. It was first released in 2006, and features DualShock 3 controllers, a slim model, connectivity with PlayStation Portable, use of the Blu-ray Disc for storage and access to the online gaming service, the PlayStation Network. It also has more than 2,000 software titles including "Killzone 3" and "LittleBigPlanet 2." 

As of March 29, a total of 50 million PlayStation 3 units had been sold worldwide.

The PlayStation Move is a motion-sensing game controller platform for the PlayStation 3 that allows users to play PS3 games using a handheld motion controller wand. It was first launched in 2010.

As of April 3, over 8 million PlayStation Move units were sold worldwide. 

Sony isn't the only video game console developer experiencing success, though. Nintendo also recently announced that it sold 400,000 3DS systems during its first week of availability. The system was first launched in late March of this year.

"We are very satisfied with this start and we look forward to the momentum that we will build on Nintendo 3DS with the launch of the E-shop, the launch of the 3-D trailers for Hollywood movies and the launch of "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" in mid June, as well as the launch of Netflix later on in the summer," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president. 


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Move is great but Kinect...not so much.
By crazyblackman on 4/15/2011 6:46:46 PM , Rating: 3
I'd love to know who is still happy they spent $150 on a Kinect. What a flop. The new Netflix integration support is a joke. The games supported are a joke. Let's have this discussion.

Are you still playing your Kinect games? Is is it better to wave your hands to control your Xbox or use a controller? Do you think it was worth the purchase price?




By rennya on 4/16/2011 3:17:12 AM , Rating: 2
Still playing the Dance Central. What's about it? Only that game is worth playing though.


By ShaolinSoccer on 4/17/2011 3:51:16 AM , Rating: 2
I don't own an Xbox360 but I thought Kinect was interesting. Especially with people modding. Kind of makes me wonder what the future is going to be like. Are we going to start using operating systems waving our hands around or are things pretty much stuck with mouse and keyboard since it seems the most ergonomical.


By cmdrdredd on 4/17/2011 9:31:58 PM , Rating: 2
I found the Kinect funny. Go to the store people say "Oh there's the Kinect!" I say no, that's an Xbox 360. They're like "No that's the kinect it was on TV!"

Little did they know they display they were looking at was not a kinect bundle at all and it was showing previews of games not kinect enabled. I think people buying into the 360 based on kinect screwed themselves because they expect everything to use kinect and unfortunately they have very little to pick from.


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