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During the past decade, the video game industry has been dominated by three major companies; Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, and Microsoft. The three companies have been in a competition between their current generation game consoles; the Playstation 3, the Wii, and the Xbox 360, respectively. Years ago, Nintendo had successfully introduced motion gaming to the world. Only recently, Microsoft and Sony has released their own take on motion gaming; the Kinect, and the Playstation Move, respectively.

The Move and the Kinect are now competing as peripherals to their respective consoles. So far, Microsoft has sold 2.5 million Kinect units worldwide. Sony has reported that they have shipped 4.1 million PS Move units worldwide, but haven’t given information of the units sold. Analyst, Michael Pachter, believes that the Kinect has surpassed the Move in sales. He believes this to be significant because the Move was released six weeks before the Kinect. Additionally, the Move’s starting price is at $100 while the Kinect’s starting price is at $150 in the US. Pachter believes that the prices of the consoles themselves will also drop in the future.

This situation is an example of the interactions between markets. In this case, four different markets are involved; the market for Playstation Moves, Kinects, Playstation 3’s, and Xbox 360’s. One interaction is between the two peripherals, the PS Move and the Kinect. They are competing with each other as motion gaming solutions for people who don’t own or won’t buy a Wii. The Kinect’s lead over the Move, despite their prices and the Move’s six-week lead, could be due to consumers’ interest in motion gaming through their bodies’ movements, as is the case with the Kinect, over controller-tracking based movements, as is the case with the PS Move (and the Wii). One other market interaction is with each peripheral and their respective console. Sony has already released bundles of the PS3 with the Move, and Pachter believes that the price of these bundles will lower in the future. He also believes bundles of the Xbox 360 and the Kinect will lower.