PS Vita sales quadruple after Japanese price cut

Japanese PlayStation Vita sales have quadrupled since Sony Computer Entertainment Japan slashed its prices. Gematsu reports SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano gave the figure in a presentation on One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 yesterday.

Kawano said sales increased about four times over Vita's performance two weeks ago. Japanese sales figures from that period total around 11,000 a week, Gematsu said, so that could mean as many as 44,000 a week after the price cut.

Sony has not announced any price cuts for regions outside of Japan. Here's why we think the electronics giant should.


  • sandplasma - March 6, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    They need to decrease the price of memory. I'm not paying $60 for 16GB.
  • v8ninety - March 6, 2013 7:26 a.m.

    A price drop would make me consider a purchase now at least, I don't have the free time to play the Vita enough to get value from it at he current price but a price drop would make this problem less off putting. I enjoyed my original PSP and felt I got value from it overall, my main concern is still the number of titles available for it on titles I want to play but expanding the user base is the best way to encourage studios to take the plat form seriously.
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 5, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    I hope Sony expands the price cut to other regions. I'd like to see the Vita take off. I really enjoy mine.
  • Fox_Mulder - March 5, 2013 11:34 p.m.

    Me too. Really glad to see this. I had pretty much figured the Vita dead by what most people were saying but it's a really great system it just needs more games and better marketing and a price cut to entice those on the fence. And when PS4 drops it's full potential will be realized (hopefully).
  • antiAntag0nist - March 5, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    I hope a price cut for the Vita outside of Japan is coming soon.
  • PatHan-bHai - March 6, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    Same here................

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