Playstation Vita Passes 1.2 Million Units Sold
While Sony’s new portable system appeared to get off to a shaky start in Japan, the rest of the world has responded more positively to it. Sony has today announced that the worldwide sales for the hardware were in excess of 1.2 million as of the 26th of February, with software sales already sitting at over 2 million from the combination of retail and digital distribution. They’re very solid figures for the device, but we’ll have to see if it can maintain this early momentum in the coming weeks and months.
Andrew House, President of Sony Computer Entertainment had the following to say on the subject:
“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.”
With over twenty titles launching alongside the device, and more than a hundred in development, the immediate future is bright but so it was also for the Playstation Portable and it faltered after an initial period of success. Let’s hope that history doesn’t repeat itself and the Vita continues to receive a constant stream of games. Have you picked up one of the systems yet, or are you waiting for a price drop; perhaps there is one game announcement in particular that you’re waiting for? Let us know.