Sony PlayStation 3 "Move" Off to a Sizzling Start

Not all of the early reviews of Sony's PlayStation Move motion sensing controllers have been glowing, but that hasn't stopped gamers from flocking to the new hardware. According to Sony, more than a million Move devices in North and Latin America have sold in the first 30 days since launch .

"Retail demand is incredibly strong and we're working hard to keep the product in stock" said SCEA chief executive Jack Tretton. "We believe we are on target to meet our end of year goals and expect sales to increase as our publishers and developers continue to update popular titles and introduce new games."

Move wands cost $50 a pop, with Sony charging another $30 for a smaller complementary controller for navigating characters somewhat similar to Nintendo's Nunchuck (bundles are available for $100, or $400 for the PS3 bundle). The Move controllers track motion by way of an Eye camera.

The motion controlled gaming space is starting to heat up. In addition to Sony's Move technology, Microsoft is coming out with its Kinect hardware, while Nintendo's Wii console was built specifically for motion controls.

There are some two dozen games already available designed for use with Move motion controls, with 15 more games planned for release before the end the 2010.