It's not a gag. It's not a strategic move on the part of Sony to drum up interest for the holiday rush.
No, the PlayStation Move is in dire need of resupplying at many retailers, and that's a legitimate lacking. This is what Sony Computer Entertainment software engineer Anton Mikhailov told VideoGamer ; after saying he thought the launch "went really well" and that they're currently "exceeding expectations," he added:
"We're legitimately bound by supply which is great, that's always better than being artificially bound [laughs]."
This comment comes directly after analyst Michael Pachter questioned the "so-called" lack of availability, as he said Sony shipped 2.5 million units to Europe and as sales are "nowhere near that level," it seems there should be plenty of packages to go around. But as Mikhailov says, finding Move in the wild can be tough, and he also said most Move consumers are opting for a second controller.
"The other good thing is a lot of people are buying a second controller which is also awesome because one of the things we really want to enable is a two-handed experience. So we always wanted our launch to be pretty much playable with one controller so we don't alienate anyone and we have a low priced entry but we found that a lot of people after playing Sports Champions – that's the US bundle – they went out and got a second controller to play either two-player or two-handed gladiator duel."
Well, have you given Move a try? Or is it on the holiday wish list?