PlayStation Move Makes Top-Ten Accessory List For September

By Ishaan . October 14, 2010 . 5:30pm


The NPD Group reports on three different categories of videogame revenue every month: hardware, software and accessories. Hardware and software represent game consoles and games respectively, while accessories represents everything from controllers to peripherals to Xbox Live cards.


Today, NPD reported that, while both hardware and software dropped for the month of September as compared to the same period a year ago, accessory sales were up by 13%.


The #1 selling accessory for September was, once again, the Xbox Live 1600 point card, followed by the $20 PlayStation Network card. Additionally, the PlayStation Move, which released on September 17th, was also among the top-ten accessories for September in the form of three separate SKUs, including the Move + Sports Champions bundle.

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  • Looks like gamers have spoken…they want similar control systems as Wii games but enabled on powerful hardware capable of delivering excellent high definition graphics and great games.

    • Code

      rar, it hasn’t even been out a month yet, lol >w< Your jumping the gun a little, lol. I don't think it's that gamers want similar controls to the Wii, I think control traditional or motion isn't at the core what is important to gamers, they just want interesting, unique games, and experiences. Although personally I do feel like Sony’s direction with it’s motion control, targeting gamers more then the casual crowd, has lead to it being more well received among gamers. Plus it doesn’t hurt the fact that Wii hasn’t fed gamers a full service size in a long time, I know myself, Wii has been starving me. I love Nintendo and have no major qualms with the Wii but the last 6 months for me it’s really starting to really feel it’s age.

    • doesn’t NPD only gather data from retailers? This could all be based on over expectation of the genre, or a heck of a deal to distributors by Sony.

    • Spoken like a true Sony lover!

  • So overall Move is doing better than Kinect?

    Yes…My brother left me his 360 months ago, its not even a year old nd it just collects dust. I honestly think PS3 is tha superior system. 360 does have some crazy exclusives tho…

    • Kinect isn’t in the markets yet.

      • Oh wow, sorry i dont follow the 360 like that.

  • Does it really say anything when the top two accessories were game cards? All it says to me is the two new devices can’t even beat plastic with numbers attached.

  • pridesin

    I am surprised that PlayStation Move managed to make in top 10.
    I thought PS3 currently does not have decent games that required to use PlayStation Move.

    • Aoshi00

      I bought the Sports Champion bundle and an extra Move controller, it’s actually very fun like Wii sports, but more accurate, Ping Pong especially so, you could slice, smash, move around the table, put a spin on the ball, the game really knows it, volleyball and archery were pretty fun too, it’s a good demo for Move. Time Crisis should be another fun game that uses it. I can’t say the same for RE5 Gold or Heavy Rain though w/ the new Move control.

  • Aoshi00

    Should’ve grabbed more 1600 MS pt cards at $16 from Amazon when I had the chance, could never use enough of them, so much good stuffs on XBLA… Too bad you can’t get the cards w/ buy 2 get 1 free from Toysrus now. Move control seems pretty solid, hopefully more good games would come out for it. Kinect seems cool too, but I need some killer apps.

  • I hate motion controls and I fully intend on getting one, but for light-gun games. I’ll probably pick it up around either Time Crisis or Dead Space: Extraction.

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