PlayStation Vita Sales Hit 1.8 Million Worldwide -- "Software Is The Key To Success"


Posted May 10, 2012 - By Leah Jackson

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PlayStation Vita sales have hit 1.8 million worldwide, Sony has announced. They've also said that PS Vita software sales, both retail and digital, have passed the two million mark. To compare, the Nintendo 3DS sold 2.1 million copies from January to March 2012, but the Vita's only been out worldwide since the end of February.

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai addressed the sales figure optimistically, saying that for the Vita's starting phase, the handheld console's off to a good start. He did however stress the importance of software for the Vita, saying that it's likely to be the key to Vita's success in the long run, saying, "A game platform, like Vita – the software is the key to success, how good the software is." 

"In other words, the collaborative approach is very important, so is third-party. And from first party studios, the titles will be presented one after the other, so please look at them and give your evaluation based on them," Hirai said.

The number may be a bit low, considering Sony had already sold 1.2 million Vitas by the end of February. Have you purchased the handheld since its release? If not, what would Sony have to do to get you to buy one?

PlayStation Vita Sales Hit 1.8 Million Worldwide -- "Software Is The Key To Success"


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