Fergal Gara, Sony’s UK Managing Director, has confirmed with IGN that sales of the Vita dramtically increased by 163% after the PS4 launched in the UK, though actual figures weren’t presented. However such a large increase in both sales and interest for Sony’s handheld is only a good thing for consumers and developers, which will bring more games to the Vita. The reason for the surge was explained by Fergal Gara.
“A significant number of PS Vita purchasers in the UK indicated that Remote Play was their reason for purchase, and we are subsequently seeing lots of these new PS Vita users connecting to PS4 with this feature.”
On Thursday Sony announced that the Vita Slim would be coming to the UK from this week at a cost of £180, and that the OLED model has stopped being manufactured. The next few months will be even more crucial for Sony to advertise the new Vita model, and I look forward to seeing the sales figures a few months down the line.