The PS Vita, which got two new colours in Japan this last week, has seen a three-fold increase in sales.
The last time we checked the Vita had moved just 4,000 units, but from the 12th to the 18th, that number has changed to just over 12,000.
This isn’t anything to do with new games – apart from Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation releasing there hasn’t been a mass of new software, and figures for Liberation point to just 24,000 units – rather the introduction of two new colours: red and blue.
This is likely to be a very temporary spike upwards, though – the colours are lovely but aren’t likely to translate into a long term sales climb unless we’re mistaken.
And whilst the numbers are positive this week, compared with the 3DS at 170,000 units the Vita seems like a drop in the ocean. Again, it’s going to be all about software, key games tailored for a specific market, that make the difference Sony desperately need.