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Sony forecast only 5 million Vita and PSP unit sales in FY14

Thursday, 9th May 2013 10:11 GMT By Alex Donaldson

While Sony’s fiscal year 2013 results paint a positive picture of the PlayStation 3 holding out and performing well as the company waits for the next generation, their handheld division is having less luck.

Sony has offered a forecast of 5 million units sold for their handheld gaming division in the 2014 fiscal year – a number that includes both Vita and PSP sales. The two machines managed to move 7 million units this fiscal year.

For comparison’s sake, Nintendo estimated it would sell 18 million 3DS consoles in fiscal year 2014. Sony’s Vita numbers are surprisingly low, and seem to indicate an expectation that Vita sales will remain largely flat while Japanese sales of the PSP continue to taper as the machine nears the end of its life.

PS3 and PS2 are expected to move 10 million in the same period, impacted by the launch of the PS4. Numbered predictions were not offered for Sony’s incoming next-generation offering, but the company did say it was expecting sales to “increase significantly” with the launch of the machine.

You can see the rest of Sony’s fiscal results through this link.

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  1. Francis O

    Things will get better. Sony just needs to put out more games.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    ^Agreed.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. DrDamn

    Hmmm, indicates to me they don’t have a much needed big price cut up their sleeves. I personally like what’s coming up but don’t see so much to sell the machine to others. I would think it may get a PS4 bump but that would be a big outlay for people. The more significant impact of that may well come next year when a substantial price drop is possible. Maybe with bundle packages.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Francis O

    @Legendaryboss just waiting for your Brokeback Mountain partner to show up…. Clupula the douchebag.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Clupula

    Look at Francis Phelps here.

    Seriously, that sort of hate speech probably should get you banned.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Oh NDF member Francis please, no need for that sort of nonsense. Clupula may have never commented if you didn’t call him out.
    Now go back to Marioworld or the Pokemon region :D Which does the NDF like best?

    #6 12 months ago
  7. Clupula

    I certainly wouldn’t have commented. I don’t care how many PSP’s and Vitas Sony sell. But I get offended at the sort of archaic caveman talk Francis was spewing. Talk shit about me all you want. I find it funny. But when you make light of the struggles of a group of people just trying to love who they want to love, it isn’t a game.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. DLTDawnlight

    Once the Monster Hunter bomb drops, Vita’s sales will skyrocket. For North America, give Call of Duty Ghosts Cross Platform Vita support with the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game.

    #8 12 months ago
  9. The_Red

    I don’t know. Even with a Monster Hunter, the Vita won’t have much of a chance outside Japan. While I consider both Wii U and Vita to be failures, the latter doesn’t even the superb support of first party games that the former will be getting.

    #9 12 months ago
  10. PEYJ

    Anywhere one can see the actual numbers for psp, psvita, ps3 and ps2, or are sony not “allowed” to show that? And why are they forecasting PS3′s and PS2′s sold in the upcoming fiscal year – haven’t they sold the last Ps2 by the end of last year?

    @4
    What the hell was that?

    #10 12 months ago
  11. DrDamn

    @10
    The 10m forecast figure is just for PS3, article is incorrect.

    #11 12 months ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    The 3DS is just too strong at the moment, Pokemon X & Y and Monster Hunter 4 aren’t even out yet…

    Then Zelda…

    #12 12 months ago
  13. Da Man

    Sony is royally phucked, isn’t it.

    #13 12 months ago
  14. fihar

    Seriously, how can we have faith in the Vita if Sony don’t?
    Of course, if Sony did have faith for the Vita and doubled that projections, we’re all just gonna laugh at them.
    The Vita need some more quirky titles, fast.

    By the way, when did Monster Hunter became such a system seller that people start mentioning them in the same league as Pokemon?
    Not being sarcastic here really. Did the previous titles really sell that well?

    #14 12 months ago
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    #16 12 months ago
  17. Da Man

    It’s all good..

    Pos3 is a 7 years old blu-ray player, so it’s a given the sales should’ve went down at some point.

    PosV is pretty much an unnecessary smartphone (without the phone) noone asked for nobody appreciated and we (the internet) already knew it wasn’t going to sell well. Food for thought: imagine Posv sales two or three years down the line, when even better and cheaper phones/ipods/tablets come out.

    #17 12 months ago
  18. Christopher Jack

    @17, it may be worth imagining when somebody actually get phone/tablet/pmp gaming right. So far the only games I’ve enjoyed are emulators & remakes like GTA III & VC. It’d also be helpful if we had easy access to convenient attachable controllers because touch screen only gaming fucking sucks.

    #18 12 months ago
  19. theevilaires

    Scrap both Vitas and come out with the slim version with built in 32GB memory storage and 128GB expansion card port. Then add LTE for wireless communication.

    #19 12 months ago
  20. Francis O

    Legendaryboss and Clupula….you two really need to get a room. As much as you guys team up together we all know whats going on…

    #20 12 months ago
  21. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Oh shut up, you are really annoying.

    #21 12 months ago
  22. Dragon246

    As I said, poor Francis avoids the fact that ps2 outsold wii and wii u combined and stays away from hat thread.
    Poor indeed.

    @LB, Clupula,
    Consider this fact my gift. Rub it on him whenever he get ….. you know….. high :D

    #22 12 months ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    Guys, stop this petty arguing or back to pre school. Debating is fine but you guys are just squabbling hypocrites.

    #23 12 months ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    @23
    In this article Francis is the one who started it. But i am more than happy to move past it and call it a day.

    #24 12 months ago
  25. Da Man

    #18

    You’re in the minority.

    Just like the deprived neurotics arguing over corporate income.

    #25 12 months ago
  26. Djoenz

    @25

    lol you should read the shite you post on VG247. Talking about being neurotic.

    #26 12 months ago
  27. Lengendaryboss

    ^Guys can we please stop the name calling, really gotten out of hand.

    #27 12 months ago
  28. Da Man

    #26

    I always read it before pressing ‘Post’, you should improve the sarcasm detector.

    #28 12 months ago