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PS Vita Sells 1.8 Million Units

New software is key to the success of the system, says Kaz Hirai.

The PS Vita has been in stores for some time now, and its sales have been a source of discussion throughout the industry. With the Nintendo 3DS having a slow start last year and needing a price drop to spur sales, speculation about the potential of the Vita has run rampant.

According to Sony, the PS Vita has sold 1.8 million units worldwide, and Sony projects that another 10 million units will be sold this fiscal year.

Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai admitted in the investor’s earnings call that the system needs stronger software to succeed. Since the North American release of the portable system new releases have been few and far between, with the recent release of Mortal Kombat being the biggest new game.

Gravity Rush, one of the more ambitious titles for the Vita, is due in June. With E3 right around the corner, new titles are sure to be announced for the handheld.



Our Take

Matt McLennan Staff Alumnus

05/13/2012 at 04:57 PM

I can personally see the PS Vita start to get somewhere in Japan once a Monster Hunter gets made for it. But the problem is this: is you already own a PS3, you don't need a Vita because the PS3 already does the same things. Not to mention the fact there are bound to be PS3 ports...

Travis Hawks Senior Editor

05/13/2012 at 10:13 PM

My PS3 is a little bulky to carry with me, but I don't wear cargo pants which would probably solve my issues.

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

05/13/2012 at 11:14 PM

You're supposed to wear as a jetpack... hence the heat it releases when it's running.

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