|Sony admits PlayStation Move underperformed in UK in 2011|
|Posted: 13.01.2012 05:46 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 0|
Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara has admitted that the PlayStation Move undersold in the UK in the past year, but is hopeful that the motion control device has a "foothold" in the region.
In an interview with , Gara stated, "I'd say we have a solid foothold with (Move). Could it, should it, have done more? I think so." SCE Europe boss Jim Ryan added, "Across Europe, the middle part of 2011 was slower than we'd have liked."
"It is the strength of the software that goes with it that is paramount. And we've had a widely different performance from the various Move titles. Sports Champions is by far the most successful, selling a couple of hundred thousand units, which is a healthy performance. But it does vary thereafter." said Gara
To say games "varied" after Sports Champions is an understatement, as games like PlayStation Move Heroes and Ape Escape sold 100,000 units and 10,000 units worldwide, respectively.
Nevertheless, Gara remains optimistic. "So I'd say we are in the market, we have got a shout. Forthcoming titles are going to be important. We take some encouragement from things we can mention, such as Sorcery which is on the schedule, and other things that we know are bubbling under. It is a focus from a studio point-of-view to bring out stronger titles," he promised.