The early PlayStation Vita launch totals are
in and, according to Sony, its latest handheld console is now in the
palms of over 1.2 million gamers across the globe. Today, the tech
company released a formal announcement declaring its PlayStation Vita
crossed the 1.2 million mark on February 26, following a successful
North American launch on February 22 in North America (February 14
for First Edition Bundles), and its debut in Japan on December 17.
couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from
consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling,” said SCE head
Andrew House in today's statement. “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.”
said Sony is continuing to work with 3rd party developers
to expand the PS Vita's software lineup, adding, “2012 will have
something for everyone across the globe.”
contrast, Nintendo moved 3.61 million units worldwide in the
two-month period between its initial Japanese launch on February 26,
2011, and the last recorded sale in April 2011. Technically, PS Vita
has no way of beating that record as it's already been out in Japan
for over two months, but it nonetheless is on track to matching the
3DS' beginning pace.
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