Sony Sells 1.2 Million PS Vita's, Two Million Software Units

February 28, 2012 -

Sony announced that the PlayStation Vita has managed to sell 1.2 million units globally. The company also revealed that two million software units have been sold globally. The software sales numbers are a combination of both digital and retail sales.

"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 SCE group president Andrew House in a statement. "To sustain momentum, we're working closely with third-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."

The PS Vita launched in North America on February 22. Recently SCEA's Jack Tretton indicated that early sales indicators were very positive for the company's latest hand-held. The system was launched in Japan in December of 2011.

Source: IndustryGamers

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Re: Sony Sells 1.2 Million PS Vita's, Two Million Software Units

What they left out - it's being beat out sales wise by the PSP, the system it's supposed to replace.  It's also being beat out by the DS and 3DS.

I smell a PS3 redux.

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Re: Sony Sells 1.2 Million PS Vita's, Two Million Software Units

gotta say, loving this thing, and impressed by its abilities.

its got a CLEAN in game picture, often IMO cleaner than my PS3. i'm not talking like my TV picture, i'm talking the games are smooth looking, few jagged edges, and plenty of game.

it does have its terrible flaws though, such as i've had it lockup once, and the touch screens stopped responding at least twice.

thankfully there is a simple fix (hold the power button down and force a reboot) as well as Sony has acknowledged the issues and stated its software side so it is fixable.

tbh though they need bigger memory cards (and better pricing), and to work on its load times. despite the fun that can be had on the go with it (its really not that big like people whine about. its about as thick as a folded DSi or 3DS counting its thumbsticks, and barely wider than the PSP. In my mid sized hands it fits perfectly, and for people with bigger hands i recommend the grip thats made for it. they also need a way to hide the half dozen icons on the main area. i just have no use for 2/3 of'em and they feel like wasted space.

cross play is actually pretty amazing. I was amazed to see how well it worked.  but i still can't wait for some more titles like Unit 13, Mortal Kombat (yeah yeah i know, but i want it to go, not for the living room. shame this isn't going to be cross play) and the eventual Socom. I'd be amazed if this didn't see a Socom FTB 4...

and for those that want the PSX games.. well, the remote play works for them right now :) and its not to shabby this time. Shame it doesn't work for videos and other games.. I read something about Killzone 3 working (officially), but i've yet to find out how if it does.

 

 
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