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PlayStation Vita sales hit 1.8 million worldwide

Thursday, 10th 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.

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9 Comments

  1. Erthazus

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

    mmm yeah…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. typeface

    So WW sales for March is about 600K. I suppose that’s not terrible. Putting into perspective it did about 10-15k per week in Japan in that month (for 4 weeks).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. loveaya

    Still long way to go. More AAA games could be a positive orientation for VITA.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. akirt

    These senior staffs seem very satisfied with their sales ……

    #4 2 years ago
  5. HeavyD-Love

    Requirements to gain momentum:

    -Resident Evil (exclusive Vita title OR 3DS port(s), I’d take either)

    -GTA: San Andreas Stories (following suit of the PSP tradition)

    -God of War (exclusive Vita title)

    -Skate or Tony Hawk (exclusive Vita title)

    -Metal Gear (drop the solid already……a new vita exclusive)

    (Already announced Little Big Planet, Resistance, Killzone, Call of Duty, Bioshock, and REMOTE PLAY will help tremendously as well)

    A 2D Shadow Complex/Dead Light/Super Metroid style game would be pretty kick ass on Vita as well!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lord Gremlin

    @HeavyD-Love Add Soul Sacrifice, exclusive portable Demon’s Souls.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Da Man

    Kaz Hirai is known to be an optimist, said they were on track to reach PS2 figures with the PS3 years ago.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    They better release some awesome games for both japanese and western audience fast or the 10-13 million yearly target look like a dream. Although I feel they are holding many games for vita for E3 and getting ps3 games out of the way just for that.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Cozzy

    Release an exclusive Monster Hunter for it in Japan and they’ll go bat-shit crazy to get one.

    #9 2 years ago

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