Vita sales are up thanks to the West

Posted on February 28, 2012 - 10:00pm by Sean Hinz

Despite the rough start in Japan, the Vita managed to sell through almost 600,000 units since it has become available in North America and Europe. To date, that puts the Vita at having sold nearly 1.2 million units worldwide, but only half of those sales are from Japan. Critically the reviews have been very positive in the U.S. despite a middling, but comprehensive launch line-up.

While it makes sense from a population perspective, I still thought it would take the West much longer to catch up with Japan’s eight week head start. Now Sony has to figure out how to sell another 14 million units and fast. The already 15 million Nintendo 3DS sales aren’t slowing down anytime soon and the Vita has to make up for lost time…

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