PlayStation Move is an abject failure
If new hardware can only manage one million sales in a 30-day period, it’s clearly doomed to failure. Clearly. The internet told us so.
PlayStation Move has shipped over a million units since its launch a few weeks ago. This is an abject failure, naturally.
For you see, if something is to be considered a success it has to sell four million units in the first three days of being on sale. It has to generate $1 billion. It has to be featured in glossy mainstream magazines and your favourite celebrity has to Tweet about how much they love it.
To be a success you have to surpass the largest sales records of anything that has come before. You have to understand success is never measured in relative terms – only absolutes. You have to accept that we, uninformed observers that we are, actually know more about the business than those running successful, multinational, manufacturing giants.
One million units in a month is not enough. Seeing as everyone who owns a PS3 should have bought Move on day one (day two at a push), sales should have been around the 39 million mark.
One million units is a failure, because some people on the internet said so. One million units is a failure, because we all know things are incapable of sustaining – god forbid increasing – sales over a number of years. Just look at the PS3 console for that proof. It didn’t sell as well as we expected on launch, and look at it now.
Failed. Forgotten about. There aren’t even any magazines focused on PlayStation in existence anymore.
Get a grip, internet.
EDIT: I missed the European sales figures, but they only add 1.5 million to the overall number so it’s clearly nothing important.