PlayStation Vita global sales exceed 1.2 million units

Sony reveals sales of new portable have surpassed internal expectations, roughly half sold outside Japan; software sales climb to 2 million units.

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How well is the PlayStation Vita selling? Sony offered the first indication today, announcing that sales of the new portable have exceeded internal expectations, selling over 1.2 million units worldwide, as of February 26.

The PlayStation Vita is off to a better-than-expected start.

The PS Vita launched first in Japan on December 17, with subsequent releases in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. Most recently, the PS Vita released in North and Latin America, Europe, PAL regions, and Singapore on February 22.

Japanese digital entertainment tracking site Media Create's PS Vita tally through February 19 equaled a little less than 579,000, indicating North America, Europe, Latin America, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia combined for about 600,000 system sales.

On top of announcing unit sales of the PS Vita, Sony revealed today that it has sold 2 million PS Vita games at retail and via the PlayStation Network to date. Sony did not reveal which titles sold the most copies, but Sony's Guy Longworth told GameSpot last week that Uncharted: Golden Abyss was the strongest title out of the gate.

Looking ahead, Sony said it currently has 70 titles in development, including the mystery Call of Duty title, which will deploy this fall.

For more on the PS Vita, check out GameSpot's industry reaction video, embedded below.

Discussion

408 comments
MrAWESOME7
MrAWESOME7

The only thing bad about the ps vita is the damn high price.

bakagami
bakagami

@AznEvan I heard that it was only for one day but considering how late they were in posting it, its only fair that they leave it up & give everyone a chance at it. Personally I'm not liking the game much, the controls are all wonky. but it is free....

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@bakagami @AznEvan I'm going to have a look tonight see if it's still up on offer. Cheers folks!

AznEvan
AznEvan

@warhawk-geeby: I'm sure that it'll be on for a few days. It started yesterday, so they should at least give a few days before they take it off.

bakagami
bakagami

@warhawk-geeby it got posted late last night & it was still there when I checked earlier. hurry hurry hurry

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@bakagami Didn't get your message until today!! I've missed it!! :cry: Ahhhh gutted. But yeah man, roll on Friday. The games already released are quality, anything more is just a bonus :)

bakagami
bakagami

@warhawk-geeby NP, enjoy your PSV, I know I am :) and its only going to get better on the 9th when they announce the 70+ new games to be released sometime this year. Oh & BTW! Free Motorstorm RC for the Vita on PSN store. today only, don't miss out

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@bakagami Yeah I noticed that.. Obviously just wants to achieve a sense of 'victory' or something as equally pointless. Nah I'm done anyway, no point deteriorating the conversation in to child games. Cheers for the comments though pal, an ta for the link too. It's good reading :)

bakagami
bakagami

@warhawk-geeby He has to have the last word so you'll have to stop first because he can't, lol

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@warhawk-geeby I thought you lost interest in me, what happened? I still don't understand what you guys are whining about. I believe the Vita is doomed as things stand CURRENTLY, unless something changes, but like I have been told so often by you and bakagami, just because I believe that to be the case doesn't mean I'm right, right? ;)

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@PillyChickle Well you see it makes sense because I directly replied to you - that's generally what happens, you receive a message. And here I was thinking I was doing the gentlemanly thing and replying to you in person so you knew the conversation was over. But then obviously not, seems you're just after kicks through the irritation of others. Won't work with me though bless your little heart, because I come on here at my lunch break at work. Any abuse I get is just a distraction from the working day! We calling it quits or are you going to reply to me again for no apparent reason? :|

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@warhawk-geeby So I've apparently lost your interest, then you go and mention me in your comment for which I get notified in my PM inbox. Makes sense.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@bakagami Heh, yeah.. exactly. Put a different logo on the thing and it will have a different market. Nevermind though. It's their loss and our gain in the end :) @PillyChickle I don't know what you're trying to achieve but you've completely lost my interest.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

well then it is at least 1,200,001 because I just bought one. I really like it so far but it is still very early let's see if I still like it in 6 months.

Xbox360ismylife
Xbox360ismylife

Yes the key to a consoles success is the media! I purchased a Wii and sold it within 2 months, because there market was based on very basic easy to play games with little violence (e.g. i saw a game online where a guy got hit with a sword on the head and as a result there was no blood???). Also the PS Move has a lot of potential but still Sony have yet to act on this which I hope they do with the Vita! What I wanna see before I consider buying one is:- * Good Quality Online Gaming (e.g. Battlefield 3)!! Just imagine being able to play BF3 where ever you are! * With the aid of GPS wifi and 3G, I would like to see apps like Sat Navs, Fitness Apps and similar apps to Find My Friends but instead Find My PS Vita Gamers. * Retro games (Maybe obtain licenses from games such as the Amiga) * The ability to use the device with your PC or Mac to control media devices. If this is met then I am sure the Vita could be the best handheld console from a playability perspective as well as a performance perspective!! The key is scope and playability!! This is something that has been lost over the years, because games designing companies are concentrating on the graphics and not on the true gaming experience!! Thus the reason for true gamers enjoying so many RETRO games.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@bakagami well said dude, apple have expensive fashion devices and at at apple i phone or i pad 400-500 quid, just like Nike were in the 90s, i love my vita its quality and powerful :)

bakagami
bakagami

@warhawk-geeby "Mannnn all this hatred just because the thing is made by Sony It's actually ridiculous. You guys on here are gamers and it's a solid gaming device, I don't understand what's to hate?" there is a really good article on Cnet called: "What if the Vita had an Apple logo instead of Sony's? it explores that same idea that all this hate is for Sony and the PSVita would be seeing record sales if it had not been made by them. Check it out: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-57370707-82/what-if-the-vita-had-an-apple-logo-instead-of-sonys/

T_REX305
T_REX305

Can't wait to get my hands on a vita. sadly I have to wait till my birthday... :(

Kenshin0011
Kenshin0011

Why is everyone cheering that this is good news? This article never says that the Vita is selling "well", it just reports it's current sales. The only opinion in the article is in the beginning from Sony that it has "exceeded internal expectations".....which should be taken lightly, being that it's completely biased and could only benefit the company by projecting as if it is doing well. When compared to the 3DS sales, even before the price cut, the 3DS outsold the Vita greatly. It's been out since Dec 18th in Japan and has sold less than 600,00 in Japan?? That is very, very bad for them, developers and stock holders must feel threatened and wary.

bakagami
bakagami

@danielmbg this is all YOUR fault...

bakagami
bakagami

@warhawk-geeby Isn't it cute how he's trying to call me out again? He even says my name twice in the same sentence! I think he misses me LMAO

graveyardfire
graveyardfire

This the best hanheld gaming device ever!I can not wait until I get my hands on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@warhawk-geeby which begs the question: who is hating?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Ahhh boys will be boys. All I know is when I have to go overseas on business trips meaning 13 hour flights to Hong Kong etc I'll be quite happy with the fact I'll be playing Fifa, Uncharted, Wipeout, Resistance, Little Big Planet, Call of Duty, Dynasty Warriors, Motorstorm... Damn. The thing's got some good games lined up for it. I'm all for personal opinions, but there's no legitimate reason for hating the thing. Unless one explodes in your face obviously.. then maybe I'll let people off. :P

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@warhawk-geeby I agree that the haters need to stop it isn't like they are going to change any ones mines and I wish there was a way to block/ignore them so we wouldn't have to see their posts it will also help me trying to defend the vita but I would still try to correct them when they do say something about the vita that is wrong

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@PillyChickle Noooo not at all. My only point is that I was on about people hating on the thing, nothing at all even related to your comment. Then you replied :?

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@warhawk-geeby I was talking about bakagami, not you. You were decent enough not to take things to a personal level, unlike bakagami. So tell me, where did I bash the Vita? All I'm saying is that the sales are bad, is that hating? Is it me or is hater an abused term these days? :roll:

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@danielmbg "Stop being such a Nintendo Fan Boy. You say that 3DS is selling well on Japan. But you forgot that it was 2 years after its releasing. Really, at the beginning 3DS had so many problems, it sold so little that they had to cut down the price, because it was almost being a failure." Um, the 3DS launched in Japan in Feburary LAST YEAR, that is 2011 so it's only been out for a single year in Japan, not two... Even then, the 3DS was still doing much better. First 5 weeks of media create sales for the 3DS: 374,764 209,623 96,463 61,394 50,701 Now here are the Vita's first 5 weeks available according to media create: 324,859 72,479 42,648 42,915 18,361 Clearly if you have eyes then you'd realise how much worse the Vita did in its first five weeks compared to the 3DS. It took the 3DS months to drop below 20,000 in weekly sales, but it only took the Vita 5 weeks... Japan matters, most handheld games are made in Japan. No sales in Japan, no games. Simple as that.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Mannnn all this hatred just because the thing is made by Sony :? It's actually ridiculous. You guys on here are gamers and it's a solid gaming device, I don't understand what's to hate? @PillyChickle That's a bit weird.. I didn't direct anything at you personally and yet you responded to me directly? I was talking about people bashing the thing and then you replied. I presume your a self-confessed hater then? :roll:

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@BryanParksSuper lol no I don't think I know everything and think that I'm always right and everyone else is wrong but I do know allot about the vita and from the stuff that you said is what makes me doubt that you have played on the vita from saying that is just a redesign psp which in fact it is way more than that and you have said you played it at Gamestop in Jan. when Sony themselves said that Gamestop would be getting them the first week of Feb. and I'm going from that info which makes it seems that you haven't played on the vita and nothing more btw I have never been to GameFaqs and this is an old user name that I created many years ago and I don't use it anymore and I wish I could change it so people will stop thinking I'm that troll and now that I think about this is kinda funny I'm giving you reason why I believe what you are saying isn't true and all you are doing is pretty much insulting me because I don't believe you lol and you are the one that is calling me a kid and I wish there was a block list so I would stop replying to you and get rid of all the stupid comments from the vita haters

pH347m3
pH347m3

@BryanParksSuper You haven't even been alive for 25 years.

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

@Shadowhunter0 First off you called me out by calling me a liar when in fact you don't know anything. I did test out the Vita in late January at my GameStop. Your nothing but a troll on GameFaqs. You think your right and everybody is wrong. Grow up and face facts and stop trying to be a Know-It-All!! Ive been Gaming for 25 years and I know my **** so unless you got something else to say **** off!!!

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@BryanParksSuper also I'm done with you but I think it is funny that you call me a child when in fact you are the one that is acting childish and I now know for a fact that not only I'm older then you but my son is as well

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@BryanParksSuper I never said I know everything but the fact is Sony themselves said that a demo vita would hit gamestop first and in the first week of Feb. there might have been event there at that time but without proof I don't believe you and you never give a good reason why you didn't like it and were calling it a redesign psp which in fact it is way more then that and calling it that is anther reason why I doubt that you have played on it lol and now you say I don't know nothing when in fact you don't know nothing about the vita I actually have one also I haven't broken any rules so reporting me would be useless so that is worthless threat but I could report you for breaking the rules since you have been insulting me and if your report against me manage to go through the worse thing that would happen to me is that my message gets deleted and I lose some points but that is highly unlikely to happen

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

If Monster hunter Comes to Vita = Another Few million on sales, If Metal Gear Solid Comes to Vita... Another lot of it sold... so... they need FaN Favorites Games!

bakagami
bakagami

@danielmbg damn! you just couldn't let sleeping dogs lie, could you. I was hoping to wait him out but that's not gonna happen now. and he's not a Nintendo fan boy, he's just some troll jerking ppls chain. he doesn't own either console oh well, he's your problem now ;)

danielmbg
danielmbg

@PillyChickle Stop being such a Nintendo Fan Boy. You say that 3DS is selling well on Japan. But you forgot that it was 2 years after its releasing. Really, at the beginning 3DS had so many problems, it sold so little that they had to cut down the price, because it was almost being a failure. And yet, PS Vita sold pretty well on the release date, more than 3DS at that time, and you say that 3DS is eating vita alive? Vita is just starting. And it's well know that most of this huge sales on Japan is simply because Japanese love Nintendo and the releasing of Monster Hunter and Mario. This impulsed 3DS sales. But it's hard to compare, because Japan population is not a good way to say that a console is selling, really Japan is a pretty small country, specially if we compare it to the rest of the world.

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

@Shadowhunter0 Look you think you know everything? You little punk you don't know jack. I have no reason to lie. I'm done with you. You message me again I'm reporting you.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@BryanParksSuper well they did get them early but not has early has you are claiming they got them the first week of February and not in January like what you a claiming and that right there is the biggest problem with your story and you either must not like handhelds a Sony hater or Nintendo fanboy and stop calling me a kid because well I'm not in fact I have kids of my own and I now know that I'm allot older then you are and it also looks like people are agreeing with me and not you

blackace
blackace

Only 600K for North America, Europe, Latin America, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia regions? That's not very good for a launch. I was expected at least 1 million in the U.S. alone. We'll see what happens over the next few weeks.

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

@Shadowhunter0 Are u mental kid? What u don't believe that GameStop would have a kiosk of the Vita for customers to try out the Vita before preordering? You think you know everything but you don't. Learn some manners troll.

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@bakagami maybe I was being too generous then? sayonara.

bakagami
bakagami

@PillyChickle "you're by far the strangest person I've conversed with on GS." you never conversed with me at all....au revoir

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@bakagami shame about what? lol... you'd bet wrong. you're by far the strangest person I've conversed with on GS. i'm not interested in flame wars, they bore me to no end. however, judging by the comments directed at me, you seem to be interested in them. ciao.

bakagami
bakagami

In fact, I'm done with this whole discussion. you can have it, its winding down anyway

bakagami
bakagami

@PillyChickle I figure that if I could just shame you enough you will go away, then the rest of us could have a real discussion. but I realize now that you have no shame. I just bet that if I could see all the topics that you are part of, they always end like this. that is what you want it to be. Doesn't bother you that nobody encourages you, that the only discussions that you participate in are flame matches? and you are not the devil, just a pathetic tweeker but say what you want, I'm done with you

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@bakagami I was just replying to comments aimed at me, am I not allowed to respond to them or something? We were on topic before you inappropriately decided that the topic was PillyChickle and thus dragged the whole discussion down to a personal level needlessly. You're a real hypocrite. I don't sleep, for I am the Devil Incarnate. Or at least, that's what I'm lead to believe listening to you.

bakagami
bakagami

@jamyskis Yeah, I played the demo. Wasn't impressed. Wipeout 2048 more than makes up for it tho. I was a little upset that Motorstorm Arctic Edge doesn't want to work, the Vita's analog is great for racing games