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?

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Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Ahhh, that feels good! lol! XD

As for me, no I'm not a proud owner yet. I was planning on waiting for a must have title like I did with the PSP. (Didn't adopt until Crisis Core) But from friends and other folks, I haven't heard anything but good things about this device. It's getting harder to resist.

DarthNemesis
DarthNemesis
9 years ago

Uncharted GB is a must have title for gamers.Best hand held game created imo.I think you meant must have japanese game or jrpg since the psp had much better games than crisis core.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Crisis Core is hands down the best PSP game I've ever played. It was the only PSP game I purchased day one. I'm curious to know what you consider a PSP system seller. Not everyone would like Crisis Core, I'm sure, but it was pretty awesome. (Critics think so too.)

I don't mean must have jRPG. I mean must have game. I played Uncharted GB on my friends PSVita, and while it's a must own for Vita owners, it's not a Vita seller for me. I actually meant what I said when I needed a must have title. The kind of must have that you must have whether you have the console or not… like you need to buy the console just for that game. I highly doubt a launch title is truly indicative of the best to come in the next couple years for Vita.

Crisis Core was that game. Crisis Core was an action RPG.

AC is my favorite franchise this gen, but the PSP title was weak-sauce. Very poor control scheme without a second analog.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 2/28/2012 12:09:02 PM

Axe99
Axe99
9 years ago

Crisis Core was definitely up there. For me, the God of War games on PSP were slightly more impressive, but once you're looking at the cream of the crop the distinction generally boils down to personal taste. As long as everyone's happy it's all good :).

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

There're quite a few must-haves in the launch line alone. I got Uncharted:GS, Wipeout:2048, Rayman:O, UCVM3, and they Vita is actually better than I thought. I traded in a bunch of games while I had an value on them, and got the Vita next to nothing, and so far, I've experienced no glitches with the system. I thought between a gaming pc, and my ps3, the Vita was just redundant. The games alone proved me wrong.

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

I totally get what Underdog is saying and Crisis Core is a excellent example that experience was only available on psp. Its the reason I bought my psp then there was Birth By Sleep,Dissidia,Peace Walker etc… Gravity Daze looks great but Im not hyped enough to go buy a Vita for it. Rayman Origins is awesome but its on all platforms.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Hotshots Golf is a must have, no, really it is. Unless you hate golf games of course.

mustang750r
mustang750r
9 years ago

I'm posting this comment from one of hose 1.2 million 😀
Awesome news

Bonampak
Bonampak
9 years ago

Actually, you and other Western consumers are among the 620,000 who bought the system outside of Japan. That's the numbers being mentioned on some articles and sites like Forbes.

The 620,000 units numbers come from the US, EU and AU markets.

Those numbers went beyond the 578, 812 units sold so far in Japan.

And the device has only begun to sell on Western markets. So things are def looking good for Vita.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i will be getting one when i get taxes back. should be in the next few weeks. the only games i really want are uncharted and mod nation. might get a few others but not sure. cant wait for little bit planet on the vita. i should have a vita soon and i cant wait.

amazon has an all video game gold box today but the games dont look like they will be that great

and just a warning but sony says the psn will be down for most of thursday. lets see how many people freak out


Last edited by frylock25 on 2/28/2012 9:49:52 AM

Ichigo40
Ichigo40
9 years ago

That's great news! I am happy to say I'm one of those 1.2 million Vita owners. I have Escape Plan and I plan on buying at least 3 more games before the the end of March. Feel free to add me to your friends list! PSN LoneWolf4004

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

How is Escape Plan? Its one of the more intriguing launch titles for me.

Ichigo40
Ichigo40
9 years ago

Its unique that's for sure. Its one of those puzzle games that makes you say. "ok I'll stop after the next level" and a hour later you finally realize how much it can suck you in.

I'm enjoying it.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
9 years ago

I'll be getting one once I am done using my PSP and my friends don't want to play monster hunter anymore ^^.

I seriously hope monster hunter comes out for the vita sooner or later. I've been hearing news that goes back and forth saying there will be a monster hunter coming out…or there wont and whatever.

Great to hear that the VITA sales have "exceed expectations." I just hope that more awesome games come out and that developers don't back off from this awesome gadget.

mustang750r
mustang750r
9 years ago

I forget where I read it, but a Capcom rep or something mentioned MH is coming to the Vita. I got MH Freedom Unite on my Vita it's awesome having the camera move using the right stick. 😀

cadpig
cadpig
9 years ago

Maybe this will stop those haters from posting those japanese ps vita launch numbers.

I am really impressed with my PS VITA. I got the 3G Vita bundle with the 8 gig card and 3 games. Uncharted, Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma plus.

Metal Head
Metal Head
9 years ago

I'm a proud owner too. I couldn't resist to support Sony again. The price is right for everything you get. The Vita delivers everything it was developed for and best of all what we gamers wanted from a handheld device.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

HA, I typed this
straight from my G3 Vita’s browser

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

I'm quite jealous of you right now…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

The Vita's browser isn't bad at all, the only thing I feel it's missing (and it's a big thing) is internet video support.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

I played the demo level of Uncharted at EB games the other day and the only thing that stopped me from getting it right then and there was that my debit card didn't work for some reason…damn technology getting in the way of my purchase of technology!

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
9 years ago

I knew it would sell and I contributed to that 1.2 million.


Last edited by Cpt_Geez on 2/28/2012 11:11:16 AM

JDC80
JDC80
9 years ago

I'm going to have to wait a while but this bad boy is on my list. Playing a Uncharted game while I wait my turn at bowling is a dream come true.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

fantasticos!

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

Congrats to Sony! I still don't have a desire for one until it actually has exclusives that are appealing to me.


Last edited by bebestorm on 2/28/2012 11:23:02 AM

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

I'm a proud owner of the Playstation Vita 3g model.

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

Me, too. And I got Uncharted:Golden Abyss, Rayman:Origins, Wipeout 2048, Ultimate Capcom Vs Marvel 3.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

I am a proud Wi-Fi Vita owner. (Didn't make much sense to go 3G when I can just tether it to my phone and use my 4G data network.)

My one complaint: Near makes no sense to me, and I can't get Uncharted's Black Market working. I want to make those trades, dammit!!!

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

So much for VallartaBoys predictions eh? lol

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Lol!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Yeah, I less directly referred to that in my first post at the top of this. lol.

The whole "we told you so" mentality is what I meant feels so good. ;p

In my life, I've found the women are usually correct about things… guess that means we are fangirls afterall!


Last edited by Underdog15 on 2/28/2012 12:19:13 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

@Underdog

Not the case for me usually. It goes back and forth really.

@Jawknee

😛

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

You just haven't been hitched long enough.

Even when you're right you're wrong! :p

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Haha, that's probably true.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

It's mostly a joke, of course, but even my dad jokes about it. There are slivers of truth in there, though. Realistically, of course everything is about working as a team.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Indeed.

Nlayer
Nlayer
9 years ago

I'm a proud owner! But, I haven't had much time to even look at the device lately. 🙁

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

This is great news! I too am one of the 1.2 Million!

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Couldn't be happier, congrats Sony!!

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

I'm also one of the 1.2 million and very proud of it. I haven't been able to put it down since I got it.

I've actually completed Mutant Blobs Attack 100% so far. I still have Uncharted, BlazBlue, Wipeout, Dungeon Hunter(My free game from Target), Ninja Gaiden, ModNation Racers(Got it for $10), Hustle Kings, Escape Plan, SSD:Delta, and Plants vs. Zombies to play.

The Vita is amazing and was well worth all the money I spent on it.


Last edited by DazeOfWar on 2/28/2012 1:00:52 PM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Promising! Very promising indeed.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
9 years ago

I'm still wondering about the previous claims that the Vita is more powerful than the PS3. Though impressive for a handheld, none of the demos I've seen of it seem to demonstrate that…even at a lower resolution.

Axe99
Axe99
9 years ago

No-one with any sense has claimed the Vita is more powerful than the PS3 (Sony have said the opposite), not sure which news you're reading. This should hardly be a surprise, given it's size and price!

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Well, to be fair, in the heat of the worst hype there were quite a few who claimed that the Vita would be almost as powerful as the PS3. "It could run ps3 games" were at some stage rumoured too.
And I believe this is what Xnon has in mind.

Axe99
Axe99
9 years ago

Aye, but there's a big difference between "almost" and "more than". But not meaning to sound harsh there – got a flu that's knocking me around something fierce, so may have sounded a little blunt. Deffo no offence meant :).

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
9 years ago

That's OK, I wasn't really being that clear. I didn't believe any of the previous claims and was mocking them, not trying to say the Vita is garbage or anything. I don't know where people got that idea before myself, unless they were AGAIN talking about the CPU being more powerful than the Cell's PPU.

gumbi
gumbi
9 years ago

Awesome. Glad to be a part of it. Just wish I had more time to play.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

The more and more I use my Vita, the more and more it is becoming one of my favorite gaming systems ever.


Last edited by Oyashiro on 2/28/2012 1:47:37 PM

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

Same here.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

And here too.

I picked up Uncharted, Hot Shots golf, & Wipeout during the B2-G1F deal at GS, plus bought the D/C code for Escape Plan too.

I've also D/L'ed every Vita demo & game trailer out now, whether I liked the genre or not just to see what my Vita can do.

My little G3 gamester's a beast!