PlayStation Vita Sales Hit 321,000 In First Two Days
The PlayStation Vita didn't launch without a few problems, and some gamers are still miffed about the high price of both the memory cards and the unit itself.
But that doesn't mean the early Japanese sales numbers are lagging. According to retail tracking firm Enterbrain and as reported by GameSpot, 321,000 Vitas left store shelves during the new portable's first two days on sale.
Perhaps it's surprising to note that the Nintendo 3DS only sold 50,000 more units (371,000) in its first two days on the market. In comparison, 166,000 PSPs were sold "in the single day that counted as that console's launch week, due to differences in launch timings." There are two models currently available in Japan; the Wi-Fi-only device, priced at 24,980 yen (it'll be $250 here), and the 3G-enabled unit, priced at 29,980 yen ($300 here). No word yet on the numbers split between these two hardware versions; that'll be interesting to see.
But it appears to be a mighty successful launch, so Sony should be pleased. Maybe having the largest launch lineup in PlayStation history helped.
12/20/2011 9:06:21 AM Ben Dutka