November 30, 2010

Kinect vs. Move: Who's winning the sales war? (More importantly, which one's more fun?)

Hard to tell so far. Microsoft says it's sold 2.5 million Kinect sensors in 25 days; Sony, meanwhile, says it's shipped 4.1 million Moves, but won't tell us how many it's actually sold to gamers.

Sales figures don't tell the whole story, of course. There's also the question of which motion controller is, you know, more fun.

Personally, I can say that Kinect has been getting heavy use in our living room, especially since my wife and I ponied up for Dance Central. (We already had our first Kinect party last weekend.)

Move, on the other hand, has been languishing in a box since September, when I first bought it. The final straw was when I learned you need the secondary controller to play the newly Move-friendly Heavy Rain. (I only have the $99 "starter" bundle, which includes a single Move controller.)

But that's just me. Got any rants/raves about Kinect or Move?