Despite a fantastic launch line-up, it’s being reported that the PS Vita’s launch figures are only roughly a quarter of what the original PSP did at its launch a few years back.
As reported PocketGamer.biz, among others, Sony’s 1.2 million figure pushed out yesterday means that for the rest of the world the sales are approximately 600,000 – the Japanese figure is roughly the same since launch.
“Week one Chart-Track figures reveal that Sony’s new handheld device sold around one quarter of the number of the 185,000 PSP units shifted in the UK during its first week on sale back in September 2005,” says the site.
Whilst PocketGamer doesn’t name them, it says that “industry sources” have confirmed that “the figure is just over half of the 89,000 sold by the Nintendo 3DS in its first week.”
GamesIndustry.biz places the sales figure for the UK at around 45,000.
TheSixthAxis has not seen the Chart Track figures and cannot vouch for the figures above.