PS Vita Sales Revealed by Sony

Sony has today announced that the sales of the PS Vita have reached over 1.2 million units worldwide, as of February 26th. Continuing the positive news, software sales across the globe have surpassed two 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.

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“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.”

Sony say there are over 70 titles in development.

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50 Comments

  1. Excellent, hopefully things won’t drop off too dramatically in next month or so.

  2. Well with 500.000 sold in Japan, that’s over 700.000 in the US & EU in a few days.

    Not bad at all. Let’s hope it continues. I think it’s a great console.

    • Considering the population of Europe and USA compared to Japan the numbers aren’t actually that impressive. Not trying to sound negative or play the sales numbers down but that was my initial reaction.

      • Yes but the Vita has been out in Japan for 2 months now and less than a week in US and EU.

      • But it did sell 325k during its launch weekend in Japan. That’s effectively half the total that it sold across the new territories last week in 4/5 days. And Japan’s population (approx 130m) is less than Germany+UK (approx 85m + 60m) alone.

      • I know but I still felt underwhelmed. Not that I actually care. I think the Vita is a great piece of hardware and I want Sony and Nintendo to have success in the handheld market because I believe that there still is a place for dedicated gaming handhelds, no matter how powerful smartphones have become.

    • 620k roughly split between South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Latin America + North America, Europe and Singapore.

      That’s not great numbers by any means, but it is respectable.

    • Considering the worldwide economy I think the numbers are pretty good. Comparing it with the launch of PSP is unfair unless you also take the economy into consideration. I want a Vita really bad but I will wait, like many others, until the inevitable slim/reduced price version.

  3. Maybe I should buy one this week to help second week sales not bomb! Lol

    • Do it, you won’t be disappointed!

      • I know you are right that I won’t be disappointed by the quality or performance. I just can’t justify buying one. I don’t travel anywhere and I already own a PS3 with the majority of the Vita launch titles in PS3 form.

      • That’s what is a huge factor why I didn’t jump the day 1 bandwagon. I don’t travel and if I do, I’m usually driving myself. It’s just another platform that would compete with my gaming time on the PS3

    • Might buy a 2nd one to help sales…..I wish!

  4. and people said the vita had already failed…

  5. Wow, impressed by these figures. Then again when I bought mine there were 5 people in front of me in the queue also with Vita boxes and a crap load of games/accessories so that should have been my clue… ;)

  6. I think one of the main reasons it’s sold so well is because sony actually went for a big build up.

    They have had units for demo in all locations, even back in september last year at Eurogamer!

    I’ve had mine since Wednesday and i love it, it’s something that you instantly feel proud to have and bang on top a massive launch line up, you can’t lose!

    Now to just to wait patiently for Unit 13…

  7. According to Near. 51 people are playing FIFA right now around me. Good numbers indeed.

    • National Geographic Channel has a program about the making of FIFA 12 at 9pm on Thursday (1st March) called Megafactories – EA Sports.
      Should be interesting.

  8. That’s quite a poor early attachment rate as the numbers suggest it’s less than 2:1. The implication being that many people have only bought one game.

    [I’ve bought 6 retail games and 4 PSN (not counting wipEout 2048 thru Vodafone and already having Top Darts on PS3) games so to get the numbers back to the average 9-10 PS Vita owners have only bought one title. How many of you have bought more than one game?]

    If those truly are worldwide figures and as a result include two months of Japanese sales it’s even worse. Has nobody been buying any games since picking up their consoles? That doesn’t bode well if true. I find the software numbers hard to believe.

    With Media Create putting Japanese PS Vita sales at 579k it looks like opening week hardware sales for the rest of the planet are in the region of 650-700k.

  9. Can someone who knows comment on how these sales compare to other launches such as NDS, 3DS, PSP, PS3, 360, Wii? Does seem pretty good but big numbers can be misleading..

  10. well done Sony Vita is a great handheld.

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