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Sony sells 4.1 million Move systems

Sony  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's Kinect system as the holiday shopping season takes off.
A visitor plays with the new PlayStation Move-Motion-Controller at their exhibition stand at the Gamescom 2010 fair in Cologne
A visitor plays with the new PlayStation Move motion controller at their exhibition stand at the Gamescom 2010 fair in Cologne August 18, 2010.Ina Fassbender / Reuters file
/ Source: Reuters

Sony 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'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.

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