PlayStation Vita Sales Reach Over 1.2 Million Units
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today, Feb. 28, that the sales of the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system reached over 1.2 million units worldwide as of Feb. 26, 2012.
PS Vita experienced an initial burst of momentum when it launched on Dec. 17, 2011 in Japan followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.
Newly launched in North and Latin America, Europe and PAL territories as well as in Singapore on Feb. 22, 2012, sales have reached over 1.2 million units worldwide. Software sales across the globe have surpassed 2.0 million units at both retail and on PlayStation Network.
Meanwhile, Electronic Arts (EA) says it has delivered the first true HD console experience on a hand-held gaming device with the launch of EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer on PS Vita. (Read: Go Play FIFA Soccer on PlayStation Vita)
And Netflix will be offering its service on PS Vita. It can stream TV shows and movies from Netflix on its multi-touch display via Wi-Fi. (Read: Netflix TV Shows and Movies on PlayStation Vita)
“PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling,” said Andrew House, president and group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Equipped with dual analog sticks, a 5-inch high-definition OLED multi-touch screen, powerful quad core processor, six-axis motion sensing system, built in microphone, and front and rear cameras, PS Vita is stated to be the ultimate portable entertainment system.
In addition to the gaming experience, by having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, PS Vita will enable other possibilities for users to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are.
With more than 25 titles currently available in North and Latin America, Europe and the PAL territories and Japan respectively including EA SPORTS FIFA Football, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 from Capcom, UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048 and Escape Plan from SCE Worldwide Studios, as well as over 70 titles in development, PS Vita is poised to drive continued momentum across the globe, believes Sony.
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