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Move sales 'should be better', says PlayStation UK boss

"Across Europe, the middle part of 2011 was slower than we'd have liked"

PlayStation Move had a solid but unremarkable 2011, according to Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara.


"I'd say we have a solid foothold with [Move]," the executive told MCV. "Could it, should it, have done more? I think so.

"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.

"So I'd say we are in the market, we have got a shout," he added. "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."

PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan added: "Across Europe, the middle part of 2011 was slower than we'd have liked. There are few things that we have got a lot more clear-minded about in terms of targeting the family, social markets, and not being all things to all men with Move."

Move exclusive Sorcery is a title that will demonstrate why Sony's motion control offering is superior to rivals Kinect and Wii, according to Brian Upton, creative director on the game at Sony Santa Monica.

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