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Worldwide PS Vita Sales Figures Released

"A good start."

Worldwide sales figures for the PlayStation Vita have emerged, with Sony claiming 1.8 million units shifted since release up until the end of March 2012.

In an earnings call this morning, Kaz Hirai said that the figure was “a good start”.

“A game platform, like Vita – the software is the key to success, how good the software is,” said Hirai. “We have to reinforce the software area in order to improve the business, that is the basic line.”

“We still have a very high motivation to develop this further. There is no change. And services and software must be strengthened.

Sony had already confirmed that 1.2 million units had shifted at the end of February, which means that just over half a million were sold in the last month.

  1. adamguest1985
    Since: Apr 2010

    I think these are indeed slightly disappointing figures but, all things considered, not as bad as people might like to imagine.

    Couple of fairly big stumbling blocks in the UK, in my opinion:
    Consoles traditionally have some sort of holiday in their launch window. Vita missed this.
    The UK sales must have been hit by GAME’s troubles.

    I think E3 will be the turning point. As long as a couple of big titles are shown, and a price drop mentioned. Things will be great this time next year.

    Give it time!

    Comment posted on 10/05/2012 at 14:16.
  2. damoxuk
    Since: May 2011

    To the numpties comparing ipad to a Vita they aren’t even in the same band – ipad is a device best suited for browsing/digital mags/news/apps whilst Vita is built with one thing and one thing only games.

    I have an ipad and for surfing (using trophy guides whilst playing games :D)/news and reading digital mags is good for games other than puzzlers ala peggle/pvz etc virtual buttons just don;t cut it – it’s like half the time your playing a game of working out where your fingers and thumbs have drifted off to next.

    Buttons FTW. Besides does ipad have Uncharted?

    Comment posted on 10/05/2012 at 19:46.

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