PlayStation Vita sales surpass 1.2 million worldwide
Sony boasts of the start, says it “exceeded expectations”.
The PlayStation Vita is already off to a good start, with Sony Computer Entertainment revealing that worldwide sales for the new handheld has managed to hit just over 1.2 million units as February 26.
Japan was the first region to see the Sony handheld on December 17 which has ever since gone to sell around 580,000 units as of February 19. This means that approximately 620,000 devices have been purchased since last week’s global launch. Also software sales reached over 2 million units from both digital and retail purchases.
“PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling,” said Andrew House, president and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “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.”
Seems Sony is content of PS Vita’s start, saying that sales have “exceeded expectations”.