November 30, 2010 / 6:01 PM / 7 years ago

Sony sells 4.1 million Move systems

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday that it had sold 4.1 million of its Move motion-sensing game controllers worldwide in the two months since launch, putting it ahead of rival Microsoft Corp’s Kinect system as the holiday shopping season takes off.

Sony launched the Move controller -- a wand-like device that allows users to control on-screen gaming action -- in September in North America and in October in Japan. The device can be bought separately or bundled with Sony’s PlayStation 3 game console.

On Monday, Microsoft said it had sold more than 2.5 million of its controller-free Kinect video game systems worldwide only 25 days after launch, keeping it on track to hit its target of 5 million this holiday shopping season.

Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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