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Sony: US Vita launch met with “overwhelming enthusiasm”

Friday, 9th March 2012 05:23 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In a press statement issued in the wake of the February NPD report, Sony has described the Vita launch as generating “exceptional” sales.

“After months of anticipation, the U.S. launch of PlayStation Vita saw overwhelming enthusiasm amongst gamers, resulting in exceptional hardware, software and peripheral sales,” SCEA’s corporate communications boss Patrick Seybold said.

Sony did not give any hard numbers regarding the launch, sticking by previously released figures.

“As reported last week, more than 1.2M PS Vita units have been sold globally since launch,” Seybold reaffirmed.

“Customer satisfaction rates are very high and momentum will continue as gamers get their hands on a deep lineup of blockbuster titles that take advantage of PS Vita’s unique features, including cross-platform play with the PlayStation 3.”

The Vita launched in late February and as such only features for four days in the NPD Group’s February tracking; even that small period produced a reasonable blip in hardware sales.

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  1. HauntaVirus

    Just a matter of time until I pick this up, waiting for Bioshock, MGS, CoD, and one other I can’t remember… What is it!?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    My mate has a few dark blotches only visible in pure black images on his Vita. Would have liked if Sony had a 720p screen, SD cards instead or proprietary, built in storage, higher res camera (at least 720p recording for both front & back), an LTE option & a larger battery (if Motorola could fit a 3300 mAh battery into the Droiad RAZR, there’s no reason Sony couldn’t have).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    I have a Vita, but so far i don’t know what to play on it.

    Uncharted: GA was Okay. Wipeout was nice, Rayman is interesting, but it’s on consoles and soon will be on the PC. I like that you can discover some interesting titles from PSP on it. Rather nice.

    I want to say that if Sony won’t bring some AAA games to the system it’s going to die a horrible death. So far i like the system, but Sony should step up and bring some AAA to it. While shenanigans like CPU and GPU are nice, it’s very short on content and OS is still… It’s Sony anyway. When they had normal OS? I remember Bravia’s OS that required shitty firmware updates. Now that was hilarious.

    Best of luck to them.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. aseddon130

    yeah i love my Vita, had it for about 5 days and i’ve not put it down, it needs more AAA titles, a GTA, Call Of Duty, an Infamous, hell i’d take another Uncharted as long it was more like the sequels and not the first game like Golden Abyss is.

    One game i reckon would work really well on that system is a Burnout game, an open world one like Burnout Paradise … heck, just port Burnout Paradise to it, i played way over 150 hours of that on the 360 and would happily play more.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Might be worth pointing out that this is happening later today:
    http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/01/sony-to-announce-new-vita-titles-next-friday/

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Razor

    Exception sales, but provide no numbers.

    Uh-huh.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. polygem

    i don´t want to comment on vita again….but i can´t resist:
    i´m still not feeling it. what´s the deal of having more of the same games in a kind of watered down version on a handheld when there is the 3ds with more unique and fantastic games. it seems like it is more like showing/ owning new sexy tech – more than anything else. yet it´s not much about the games really. i finally tried a vita and played wipeout and uncharted on it for quite some time as well as some demos. it´s a nice sleek device and the screen is great, but i´m still not feeling it. not too much enjoyment involved. after the wow effect faded (after an hour or so) it didn´t make much sense to me anymore. it sure is nice and shiny and all and it has potential but imo it needs more AAA titles in the style of little deviants, upcoming gravity rush – more innovative titles that are pureley designed for a handheld system using all the gadgets only the vita has to offer. this is what would sell the system. resistance and uncharted are nice but my gaming time is limited – i could easily skip handheld versions of those games without feeling like i´m missing out on something – i wouldn´t if they would feel fresh and unique though…i would buy one today if there would be a medievil vita today though…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Cormac

    For anyone with a vita not knowing what to play, get Lumines Electronic Symphony. You will play it for hours and never get bored, seriously its awesome.

    #8 2 years ago