Sony Ramping Up PlayStation Move Production
Sony is ramping up production of the PlayStation Move, the PS3 and PS4 motion controllers with glowing orbs at the end.
The PlayStation Move was originally released in 2010 as part of the motion control rage that swept up the industry. The controllers, which paired Move motion controllers with Nunchuck-like analog sticks, did not take off as well as Sony would have liked and they stopped pursuing the initiative soon after. With the PlayStation VR, however, Move controllers came back to prominence as the primary control method for VR games.
The ramp up is likely part of the PSVR's success and Sony's renewed commitment to the headset. The PSVR is becoming a home for Oculus and Vive ports with its larger install base, so having Move in the hands of every owner helps sales of games that use the Move controllers to simulate the player's hands.
The launch of the PSVR had severe stock issues with Move controllers and the current bundle does not include them, so Sony needs to get those into the possession of PSVR owners if they want to sell more games for the hardware.