Sony Fesses Up to PlayStation Vita Numbers

Kaz Hirai is happy-ish...

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Sony Fesses Up to PlayStation Vita Numbers
One thing that was very obviously missing from Sony financial statement last night were the sales figures for the PlayStation Vita - launched in Japan on December 17th 2011. Well, CEO Kaz Hirai has sort of cleared this up.

"The last (financial) year (which ended March 31 2012), 1.8 million units (of Vita were sold) for US, Japan, Asia and Europe. And as a starting phase, I think it was a good start", he told investors and analysts.

GamaSutra helpfully points out that, "The company previously said that the handheld had sold 1.2 million units worldwide by the end of February, meaning that it sold 600,000 units worldwide during March."

Hirai, however, is sure that the device can do better if Sony gets the software sorted out. He states that, "We have to reinforce the software area in order to improve the business, that is the basic line. And vis a vis Vita, at this moment, there is no decline or lack of motivation as a portable platform. And also, in order to connect with the Network, this is a very important product indeed for us, and therefore we still have a very high motivation to develop this further. There is no change. And services and software must be strengthened."

He continued, in this translation, "In other words, the collaborative approach is very important, so is third-party. And from first party studios, the titles will be presented one after the other, so please look at them and give your evaluation based on them."

Via Eurogamer


DoctorDee 11 May 2012 06:51
Saw a cinema ad for Vita last night, it was very good. Started with the typical playstation 3 wanly monologue, and I thought we were in for the same Third Place crap. But then it changed, placing the characters into the environments they were talking about - and it was quite impressive.
Shane K. Firth 11 May 2012 19:44
I love my Vita, will love it even more once it gets some cracking games out for it... Not long until Gravity Rush... *drools*
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