The PlayStation Move is not being artificially made to be in short supply in order to drum up interest as a must have item this holiday, Sony Computer Entertainment software engineer Anton Mikhailov has told

Speaking about the motion controller's launch, Mikhailov told "I think actually it went really well. We are exceeding our predictions which is always a good thing."

He added: "We're legitimately bound by supply which is great, that's always better than being artificially bound [laughs]."

Mikhailov's comments go against the suggestion of analyst Michael Pachter than Sony has shipped more PS Move units than it has been able to sell.

"Sony shipped 2.5 million units in the US and Europe, and their sales are nowhere near that level, so I'm not sure how they can reconcile the fact that units shipped far exceed units sold," said the analyst.

Mikhailov added that consumers aren't stopping with the basic PS Move setup, opting to buy a second Move controller too.

"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," explained Mikhailov. "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."

PlayStation Move is out now for PS3.

For more from Mikhailov, head over to the interview in full.