PS Vita passes 1 million units sold in Japan LTD
UPDATE: To clarify how these numbers were determined I will remind you guys that we’re using math. Plain old math. Adding up the Vita’s lifetime sales since it’s December 2011 release until now shows that it finally crossed the 1 million mark after 43 weeks.
Some people in the comments are requesting source links, and since I can’t link to math I will provide you links to multiple sites that also decided to add things up and came to the very same discovery. For example, Uber Gizmo, Playstation Universe, and Video Gamer all have reported the very same thing.
Some of those sites have links to a NeoGAF thread where those users were doing the very same thing myself and others have done and that is simply add the numbers up. Happy to clear that one up.
ORIGINAL POST: Despite the fact that the PS Vita is actually trailing behind the Sega Dreamcast during the same time frame in Japanese hardware sales (note should be made that the DC was popular in Japan until the PS2 hit) there is much to celebrate for Sony’s latest handheld.
You may think shifting a meager 7,957 units for the week of October 1st through October 10th should be a bad thing for the Vita. And it could be, but even 3DS sales took a slight decline this past week. And while the Vita had one of it’s worst selling weeks in Japan it has something great to celebrate.
The PS Vita has officially passed 1 million units sold in Japan Lifetime to date. Pop that champagne fellas.
It’s no secret that the Vita has had a long, hard journey since it released in December 2011 in Japan. It’s had it’s ups and downs. But the future is bright as there is a stellar line up in the future for the struggling handheld. Games like Soul Sacrifice, Playstation All-Stars and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time look to give Sony’s latest handheld some impressive additions to it’s game library, even if none of them look like they’ll help these low hardware sales.
But for the moment there is some celebration in order for the Vita. Congratulations Sony, one million Vita’s are in the hands of Japanese gamers.