Sony has announced that total worldwide sales for Playstation Vita have now crossed 1.2m units.
The handheld was released in December, 2011 in Japan followed by a global launch on 22nd Feb 2012. The figures are highly favorable for Sony after their first handheld, PSP, saw a slow initial response. The numbers also mean the console may give a very tight competition to it’s rival, Nintendo 3DS.
“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,” SCE president and Group CEO Andrew House said.
“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 third 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.” He added.
The software sales have also pitched in with a good number, crossing the 2 million mark with combined sales from the retail front and PSN store.
Will Sony’s success continue? We’ll find out !