Study: Kinect Has the Edge on PlayStation Move

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A study from GamePro's "aunt" company, the International Data Corporation, suggests Kinect might come out ahead of PlayStation Move.

The study is actually a combination of two surveys that polled American teens and adults over the internet throughout September 2010. Based on results, the study predicts the install bases (number of people that own or will buy in the next six months) and age range for each motion controller. Here's the breakdown IDC came up with:

* 17--20 million Wii MotionPlus controllers, 25- to 34-year-olds (mostly female)

* 2.9--4.1 million Kinect motion sensors, 25- to 44-year-olds (mostly male)

* 2.5--3.6 million Move controllers, 25- to 44-year-olds (mostly male)

Not too shabby for the Kinect or the Move, but still not smash-hits by market standards. Additional research from the NPD Group (those guys we collect sales figures from each month) suggests that consumers won't spend as much this holiday season as prices stubbornly refuse to decrease. In other words, Kinect and Move are coming -- but it may take a while to catch on like the Wii did.

Full disclosure: IDC is a sister company to the International Data Group, which in turn owns GamePro Media. Hence GamePro's "aunt" company.

This story, "Study: Kinect Has the Edge on PlayStation Move" was originally published by GamePro.

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