Worldwide Vita sales released

28 February, 2012 - 7:37 pm by

Although the world feels like it’s crashing and cruise ships are either on fire or being refused entry to Argentina, Sony are happy. Super happy. They today release the total number of units actually sold, not shipped, worldwide today and the numbers are impressive. Very impressive.

The PlayStation Vita might already have two editions available, it might be expensive, it might also be getting an awful lot of negative comments from the general gaming community; however, none of this seems to have impacted the sales. Since it’s release on the 17 December 2011 in Japan, followed by other Eastern countries and with the recent release of the console in the Western World it’s managed to sell 1.2 million units worldwide.

“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.”

In addition to this, there’s now 2 million videogames for the system kicking about around the world. That’s not a bad game to system ratio either. The interesting fact around this, is that around half of those sales are from outside of Japan.