Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) motion controller for its Xbox videogame console, which launches this week, will outsell Sony Corp.'s (SNE) new PlayStation controller during the holiday season, according to a report released Monday.

Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, will sell as many as 3 million of its Kinect sensors for the Xbox during the fourth quarter, compared to roughly 2.25 million units for Sony's Move motion controllers, International Data Corp. (IDC) said, citing a September survey. Sony began selling the Move in October, while Microsoft launches Kinect sales on Nov. 4.

The Xbox platform continues to boost profit for Microsoft as the company battles Apple Corp. (AAPL) for share of the PC and mobile operating system markets. Microsoft said last week that net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 jumped 51% from a year earlier, partially because Xbox products boosted revenue within the company's entertainment-devices division by 27%. Overall company revenue increased 25%.

In other sales forecasts, IDC's report also indicated that Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops will be the fourth quarter's best-selling game title, followed by LucusArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and Electronic Arts Inc.'s (ERTS) Medal of Honor.


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jonny13415

headline fail. the kinect is not a controller....

November 02 2010 at 3:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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HAHAHAHA

A handsfree controller. Comment fail, jonny!

November 02 2010 at 9:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aggieengineer01

Are these the same guys who predicted that Betamax would beat out VHS and the XFL would be bigger than the NFL? LMAO!

November 01 2010 at 10:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kv37

This article is a bunch of nonsense. They won't know how many will be sold until they actually do sell.

November 01 2010 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dylantalon

this article is sort of funny to me since i know about both products. i know playstation move works as advertise and is truly a quality product but i cant say the same for kinect. my advice to potential consumers is to try out both products before they buy them because when i tried out kinect it was very buggy and glitchy and wasnt working as ive seen in advertisements.

November 01 2010 at 7:57 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply