After one week in the major markets around the world, how has the PlayStation Vita fared?
Well, the press release we received today makes it plain: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced that global sales of their new portable has reached 1.2 million units worldwide as of February 26. That's actually only four days after the Vita launched in North America and Europe. Furthermore, software sales have surpassed 2.0 million units at both retail and on the PlayStation Network.
Said SCE President and Group CEO Andrew House:
"PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the reaction we're seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling. The market has responded and there is clear demand for a mobile device capable of providing a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. To sustain momentum, we're working closely with 3rd party developers and publishers to ensure the best games and franchises possible will be available on PS Vita, and our software line up for the remainder of 2012 will have something for everyone across the globe."
Offering a deeper and more immersive gameplay experience than has ever been seen in handheld entertainment before, the Vita seems to have resonated with quite a few gamers. The dual analog sticks, beautiful 5" high-def OLED multi-touch screen, powerful quad core processor, tilt function, built-in microphone, and front and rear cameras make this a diverse and entertaining device. And with both 3G and Wi-Fi available, the Vita "will enable infinite possibilities for users to 'encounter,' 'connect,' 'discover,' 'share' and 'play' with friends wherever they are."
Are you a proud owner, too?