El33tonline Editorial: PS Vita Coverage Round-up: Facts, Opinions and PredictionsWritten by: / / No Comments
The PS Vita has been available worldwide for just over two months now and all the pre-launch hype that surrounded it has died down considerably by this point. Although the Vita had an amazing launch line-up comprising over twenty titles, there hasn’t been much new software to speak of during the last couple of months and one can sense that the Vita user base is growing more impatient with each passing week.
Sales of PS Vita aren’t as healthy as Sony would have hoped for. In Japan the Vita has sold just 667 877 units since it launched there in December last year, with first week sales accounting for almost half this figure.
From what I’ve read, Vita sales are not much better in Europe and the system lags behind the 3DS in most territories, including North America. This trend looks set to continue unless Sony drops the price of Vita to less than $200 and brings out the big guns at E3 in June.
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