sony is sugar coating us again by simply going by shipped numbers and not revealing actual sold move units
so going by this logic MS could have said that kinect sold 5 or whatever amount of million kinects instead of 2.5
Sony is doing the business norm. MS almost always reports shipped as well, just so happens that since they have supply close to demand that their shipped and sold aren't too different so they're reporting sold. You don't really think that they've shipped 5m Kinects already do you? If so where are stores putting them all?
Just because MS reported one number confirmed as sold to customers does not make that the new business norm or mean that if Sony doesn't do it they're lying.