Kinect ‘outselling Move 5:1’

According to NPD numbers Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect peripherals is consistently outselling Sony’s rival PS3 Move controller by a ratio of 5:1, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

"Under one-fifth of PS3 sales included bundles with Sony’s Move controller, suggesting another modest month," he wrote in a note to investors.

"Over 2/3 of Xbox 360 sales included bundles with Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral, as Xbox 360 Kinect console bundles again outsold PS3 Move console bundles by over 5:1. We note that the top selling Kinect software titles easily outsold their Move counterparts."

Microsoft recently claimed a World Record for Kinect, whose 10m sales since launch apparently make it "the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever". And Pachter sees that enthusiasm persisting – with the aid of some price cuts elsewhere.

"We expect demand for the Xbox 360 to remain stronger than the other consoles due to the popularity of Kinect," he added. "We expect Wii and PS3 hardware sales to continue to decline (despite February’s up month for both) in the first part of 2011.

"Without further price cuts, we expect hardware sales to be down in 2011, and we think that the console manufacturers will position cuts around the E3 Expo in early June."

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