PlayStation Move Ships 1 Million Units in North America
The official PlayStation Blog is proud to announce at this moment that the PS Move has shipped over one million units in North America alone to retailers. Since it’s release, the PlayStation Move controller has been selling at a rate that has exceeded Sony’s own expectations for the peripheral and they couldn’t be happier. They didn’t specify how many of those units are of the bundle variety (which includes Sports Champions and a PS3 Eye to track the controller).
So far, the games available for the PlayStation 3 that either are Move exclusive, or use the new controller to some extent (mini games, available for some modes only, game has been patched to take advantage of the new input), are:
- Brunswick Pro Bowling
- Get Fit With Mel B
- Heavy Rain
- High Velocity Bowling
- Hustle Kings
- John Daly’s ProStroke Golf
- Kung Fu Rider
- NBA 2K11
- Planet Minigolf
- Racquet Sports
- Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (Yep, Gold Edition only. Has something to do with remastering the BS in the game).
- Sports Champions
- Start The Party!
- The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
- The Shoot
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011
- Time Crisis: Razing Storm
- Toy Story 3: The Video Game
- TV Superstars
There are some other games soon to be released that will also make use of the Move:
The Fight: Lights Out, which is a PlayStation Move exclusive game in which you use TWO PS Move controllers to do some actual fighting, because each Move unit controls one of your fists punch-wise and, thanks to the PS Eye, it allows you to block, move, and dodge your opponent, since the camera is not only tracking the lighted spheres of the Move, but it is also tracking your head movement for some realistic motions. A lot of motion capture work has been done to ensure that the game feels just right and that your on-screen character reacts properly to the way you’re moving around. You can even go down the dirty path and elbow, headbutt or sucker punch your opponent, since all is fair when you’re done talking smack and are actually taking the fight to the street. The game will be available at retailers on November 9 for only $39.99.
Another option for the new Move owner could be Singstar Dance, the new game in the long standing Singstar franchise from Sony. This time around, not only can you sing, sing, sing to your hearths desire but you must also bust-a-move to the rhythm of the night! It will have 30 songs included on disc (with everything from Lady Gaga to Sir Mix-A-Lot) , with more to follow soon as DLC (no price point has been revealed for DLC tracks). It will also ship on November 9 for $39.99, BUT you can also get the Singstar Dance Party Pack which includes the game, 2 microphones, and the USB dongle needed for them to work… for the same price as the standalone game. The standalone game is there in case you’re already up to your neck in microphones, and it’s great to have the option available.
And for those in need of their platforming fix, the Sly (dropping the Cooper last name, like Madonna) Collection will also launch on November 9 for the low, low price of only $39.99 (mmm, do I see a trend popping around?). Included in the disc are all three full PS2 Sly Cooper games remastered at a rock solid 60 fps and upscaled (and apparently in some cases, retextured) resolution of 720p. Each game has it’s own set of trophies AND a platinum, which makes for a whole lotta love for the fans. The Move controller is supported in the extra mini games that have been made available as an extra for the collection, and there are even extra trophies to go along with them.
So, if you already own a Move controller, or if you’re considering a purchase, there’s a great selection of games that can provide you with your necessary daily doses of fun-fun. More Move exclusive and Move enabled games are to be released once 2011 starts, so start saving.