Vita sells 1.2 million units Worldwide

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  1. prowler
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    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, today announced that the sales of the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system reached over 1.2 million units worldwide as of February 26, 2012. PS Vita experienced an initial burst of momentum when it launched on December 17, 2011 in Japan followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Newly launched in North and Latin America, Europe and PAL territories as well as in Singapore on February 22, 2012, sales have exceeded expectations surpassing over 1.2 million units worldwide, firmly establishing PS Vita as the must-have portable entertainment device across the world. Software sales across the globe have surpassed 2.0 million units at both retail and on PlayStation®Network.

    “PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “The market has responded and there is clear demand for a mobile device capable of providing a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. To sustain momentum, we’re working closely with 3rd party developers and publishers to ensure the best games and franchises possible will be available on PS Vita, and our software line up for the remainder of 2012 will have something for everyone across the globe.”

    PS Vita introduces new ways to play, delivering deep and immersive gameplay experiences that have never been offered on any other handheld gaming device. Equipped with dual analog sticks, a vibrant 5-inch high definition OLED multi-touch screen, powerful quad core processor, six-axis motion sensing system, built in microphone, and front and rear cameras, PS Vita is the ultimate portable entertainment system. In addition to the ultimate portable gaming experience, by having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for users to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are.

    With more than 25 titles currently available in North and Latin America, Europe and the PAL territories and Japan* respectively including EA SPORTS FIFA Football, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom®3 from Capcom, UNCHARTEDTM: Golden Abyss, WipEout® 2048 and Escape Plan from SCE Worldwide Studios, as well as over 70 titles in development, PS Vita is poised to drive continued momentum across the globe.

    Source: Sony PR.
     


  2. Erdnaxela

    Erdnaxela GBAtemp Fan

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    Nice, handheld market isn't dead !
     
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  3. saberjoy

    saberjoy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    somewhere you only dream of!
    well,i guess it did sell like hotcakes in the western non japanese market :yay:







    PS Vita is the ultimate portable entertainment system. In addition to theultimate portable gaming experience,
    PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience

    yeah,yeah we get it =.=
     
  4. Fyrus

    Fyrus Artilleur Carmin

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    Hopefully it'll keep up better in the next weeks.
     
  5. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Not really surprising, glad to see we have a healthy market and consoles still have a place beside phones, computers and other consoles :3
     
  6. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Only 600k outside of japan that's both EU, USA and others, 3DS sold 400k in USA alone within the first week.

    Pretty average nevertheless.
     
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  7. saberjoy

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    somewhere you only dream of!
    nvm..


     
  8. prowler
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    You didn't need to add that 3DS comment in.
    Who cares
    It's PR, what do you expect.
     
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  9. emigre

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    The civility of this thread is dead with that comment :(
     
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  10. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Inb4 3DS lost momentum after launch and managed to get a good boost in sales only after price-drop and better games.. Selling 600k units in one week is spectacular with handheld consoles. Otherwise we could just as well compare the 3DS+PSV sales to the iPhone 4S sales of 4 million units in the first week
     
  11. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    They are direct competitors in the handheld market, why isn't it right to bring up a comparison in terms of sales? If I were to bring up Iphone, then yeah I'd be wrong.
     
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  12. saberjoy

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    somewhere you only dream of!
    comparisons with other handheld release are obviously going to happen, you are just delaying the inevitable,


     
  13. Forstride

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    Ahhh, this never gets old.
     
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    On what basis is it average? Just curious what makes you think it's average for a new premium priced console, with little word of mouth and obtuse advertising and a stupid mandatory memory card to sell so well in a failing economy with threats of a double dip recession. The DS had a huge following leading to transferable sales...the Vita garnered none of that, making these figures actually somewhat surprising.
     
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  15. Qtis

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    Sarcasm. Sometimes not so easily found :P
     
  16. qlum

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    If only the vita would support sd and get hacked so I can buy the system without having to pay a console like price for the games.
     
  17. prowler
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    Hi, you must be new to GBAtemp - where one mention of the opposing company drags a thread down to it's lowest with off-topic arguments and silly fanboys only to be ended with more silly fanboys.
     
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  18. saberjoy

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    somewhere you only dream of!
    sorry, i just had to use that punchline :lol:
     
  19. heartgold

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    It's nothing too great, they are not record breaking sales nor a disappointment.
     
  20. p1ngpong

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    Hopefully the Vita can keep up its momentum and continue to be successful.

    I urge all 3DS owners out there to try out the Vita, so they can appreciate how the 3DS truly is a piece of garbage in comparison to it. So hopefully they will trade in the trash that is the 3DS and buy a Vita instead. So that they can enjoy a TRUE next gen portable gaming experience in the PS Vita! :yay:
     
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