Steady as She Goes: Vita Sales Inch Upward, Fail to Crack Half-Million Mark
The other day, we posted on Sony’s holiday sales report, which boasted that the PlayStation Vita console had broken half-a-million units sold. Well, it turns out that figure was a tad premature.
According to a post on Gamasutra, the PlayStaiton Vita’s fourth week did, indeed, see its sales fortunes rise from its third week’s numbers of 42,648. But instead of going up to around 65,000 in week four—which would’ve put the Vita’s life-to-date sales at 500,000 as Sony had claimed—it went up to 42,914. As the post points out, that puts Vita’s total sales in Asia so far at 482,901.
You can’t really blame Sony for rounding up, though. I mean, 482,901 is PRACTICALLY half a million! Nearly almostly!
Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS continues to stay at the top of the portable gaming heap. The Gamasutra post reports that the 3DS sold 240,819 in the aforementioned week ending January 8, putting its lifetime sales at 4.5 million.
All the while, the Vita is still set to launch in the US on February 22…