PlayStation Vita sales hit 1.8 million worldwide

Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:01 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony’s confirmed sales of PlayStation Vita are at 1.8 million units.

The company held back numbers in the release of its financials earlier this morning. But CEO Kaz Hirai specified the figure in the earnings call this morning.

“About Vita, the last year, [we sold] 1.8 million units for US, Japan, Asia and Europe,” Hirai said in the call, as quoted by EG.

“And as a starting phase, I think it was a good start.”

Sony announced just after the western launch of Vita back at the end of February that 1.2 million Vitas were sold worldwide since the Japanese launch in December 2011.

That means at least 600,000 units were sold in March before the end of the financial year on March 31. It follows slow sales of the system in Japan, which now appear to be creeping into the west.