Well, well, well – it looks like I’m not the only one who enjoyed their time with the Playstation Vita as Sony announced they’ve sold 1.2 million units worldwide in just two months, exceeding expectations. Not only that, but software sales for the Vita have exceeded 2 million units in both retail and on the Playstation Network.
The Playstation Vita was first launched in Japan on December 17th, 2011, further launching in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. Last week, the PS Vita was officially launched in North and Latin America and Europe, which is probably what gave the Vita’s rise to selling over a million units worldwide as Sony announced only 500k units of the Vita were sold at CES this year. Sony states they’re dedicated to the success of the Vita as there are currently over 70 titles in development for the system, guaranteeing their software lineup for the remainder of 2012 will have something for everyone.
Before getting my hands on the Vita, I was skeptical of how well a dedicated gaming handheld would sell in light of recent reports of iOS & Android overtaking the portable gaming market. After spending some time with the Vita, I can say that I’m a believer there’s still enough space in the mobile gaming world for smartphones and dedicated gaming handhelds to co-exist. Both the 3DS and the Vita offer experiences that iOS and Android can’t currently, although with every year that passes, iPhones and Android devices are getting stronger and stronger.