Sony: Vita Sales Close To Expectations
The PlayStation Vita is about where Sony expected it to be at this point in time.
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai told Reuters that unit sales for the company's new portable were tracking close to internal expectations. He did add that it might be "trending behind in certain territories," although he didn't specify which territories.
The Vita has sold 2.2 million units worldwide since its launch and Sony hasn't provided an estimated sales goal for the fiscal year (as they sometimes did with the PS3). Gamers have often complained about the price, as the Wi-Fi unit sits at $250 and the 3G model costs $300, but Sony has said in the past that it's still too early for a price drop. As for the games, the launch was great but we need more and thankfully, it appears they're coming.
Leading the charge will be titles like Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Killzone: Mercenary, LittleBigPlanet, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and Tearaway. We need that software; all game hardware requires top titles to sell, regardless of all the extra bells and whistles.
8/30/2012 10:21:33 AM Ben Dutka