By 20 September 2010 | Categories: news


Sony expects its PlayStation Move motion-based controller to find success over time via word of mouth sales as opposed to being an instantaneous sales success at launch. Microsoft however, is of the opinion that its controller-less, motion-based system dubbed Kintect will be a runaway sales success from the get go.
During an interview at the Tokyo Game Show with gaming blog Gamasutra, Microsoft Game Studio's manager Kudo Tsunoda stated that the motion-based add-on is going to sell millions this holiday. This is due to its capacity to facilitate engaging gameplay that will appeal to hardcore gamers, but also still like Nintendo’s Wii have tremendous cross-over appeal for casual gamers.    
“The preorders have been really strong. As far as what we’re looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff that’ll blow away any of the sales you’ve seen with iPad,” said Tsunoda.
Tsunoda is aiming high, since Apple’s iPad surpassed the million mark in only 28 days following its release in the States and went on to sell over three million in less than three months. Kinect will launch on 4 November in the US.


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