Submitted by MakiManPR 491d ago | news

Vita sales 'exploded over Christmas', claims PlayStation UK boss

Vita sales were "quite low" in the run-up to Christmas but "absolutely exploded" at the height of the festive season, according to Sony Computer Entertainment UK MD Fergal Gara. (PS Vita)

Buff1044  +   491d ago
I wouldn't say they exploded per se, but that Amazon bundle definitely helped. Anyway, I find myself playing Vita more this month than last year, which is a good sign. More original software will go a long way to giving this impressive system a great shot.
jujubee88  +   491d ago
They did.
I think SCE suits would know if sales went way up. It's their holiday paycheck that reflects that. XD
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SilentNegotiator  +   491d ago
You spent a lot of last year disregarding everything Vita did on Modojo, Chris Buffa.
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Buff1044  +   491d ago
We made a very difficult decision to cover mobile, but I've started to dip into 3DS and Vita a bit more this year.
SilentNegotiator  +   490d ago
I don't mean "not covering". I mean "disregarding"

3DS releases Mario Kart 7, you praise it.
Vita releases Katamari, you claim it's too much of the same and complain that there have been too many in a short amount of time (despite Mario Kart and Katamari having about the same ratio of platform:installments on that platform).
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   491d ago
. . .and that is why we reduced our sales forecast by millions yet again.
GalacticEmpire  +   491d ago
I think you parodied the wrong meme...


On topic, I'm glad the Vita is starting to sell better, a price drop in the west should see them jump even further. PS Vita is an amazing bit of kit and there's loads of great games lined up for this year.
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Blackdeath_663  +   491d ago
yeah i would hate for such an amazing piece of tech to go to ruin. the quality and quantity of the games/software however is what dictates the success of the hardware. the handheld gaming devices market is hard to predict and understand. it is not always clear what effect mobile devices has on handhelds but if there is a very large or hugely significant effect then sony has a line of smartphones which it can(and already has) integrate the playstation brand into something which nintendo doesn't
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guitarded77  +   491d ago
If the promise of PS4 remote play works good, then the Vita will sell like crazy.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   491d ago

Dude do you actually have anything positive to say about a Sony product?

Anyway I think a lot of people are waiting for a price drop over in the west. If Sony plays their cards right with the PS4 compatibility, the Vita could easily surpass the success of the PSP. I'm not saying it can't survive on it's own but the PS4 could give it a much needed boost.
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   491d ago
I'm sure I could if I tried.
My SONY VAIO is the best notebook I've ever had. I love it.
I really loved my Sony Ericsson W550i and W850i walkman phones.
My Sony playstation 3 is also pretty cool, but I'm not a big fan of the fanboys it comes with.
. . .yeah that's all I got. Okay, your turn.
Apollosupreme  +   491d ago
Jamal, if you don't like fanboys then pick up a deck of cards and go play solitaire in the corner. That's your best bet. Either that or go offline and save us all some eye rolls.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   491d ago
***My Sony playstation 3 is also pretty cool, but I'm not a big fan of the fanboys it comes with***

Bet you love the haters it comes with... Hey that's another thing you can add to your list..
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   491d ago
Funny how Sony gets all this hate and anyone who disagrees is lumped in with fanboys...typically by fanboys.

True with Xbox too, but I don't think Sony fanboys are nearly as hypocritical. A lot of us are just gamers with opinions, and Sony arguably has outperformed 360. Don't be offended; it ain't always a fanboy war, just opinions.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   491d ago
@ Sheikh Yerbouti

You are f'ing kidding right? I darn near spit out my soda.
Apollosupreme  +   491d ago
Sheikh Yerbouti, don't kid yourself. People with nothing better to do than troll to get a rise out of others are the same no matter the topic.

Do you think your PS3 is instilling better character in you than the 360 is in Xbox users? I think they're both just boxes you play games on but maybe I'm a minority in that view...
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Sheikh Yerbouti  +   487d ago
Just given the facts, the PS3 has very arguably provided the greatest value of any console this gen, taking momentum that the 360 had early. If the mean of opinion is the truth,general consensus and such, it's been clearly pro-PS3 among the well-informed gamers of N4G. So if one Sony troll says what two posters unbiasedly have as opinion, all three of us are members of the SDF, and N4G is somehow a den of Sony fanboys. LOL!
insomnium2  +   491d ago
And here you are again trolling at anything related to Sony.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   491d ago
coming from the guy who accused few hours ago playstation fans to be inflammatory that s rich.
so keep clear of the ps3 or vita or psp section, and have a nice day.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   491d ago
Thank you, I will have a nice day!
Hicken  +   491d ago
And yet you have the nerve to call other people trolls and fanboys? Can somebody please explain to me why this guy still has three bubbles?
remanutd55  +   491d ago
I could care less, that's their problem, I do care about games so how about bringing more AAA games to the system Sony?
Deku-Johnny  +   491d ago
Surely you mean you couldN'T care less.
Roper316  +   491d ago
some people just don't understand the difference between the 2 sayings, lol
momthemeatloaf  +   491d ago
If u could care less then it means you're still somewhat caring.

If you couldn't care less then it means you're at rock bottom of caring, you can't care anymore. Which is the correct saying.
remanutd55  +   491d ago
sorry typing on my cell phone is a pain sometimes lol
Cocozero  +   491d ago
So it sold 100 units in a month instead of 10 big whoop Sony. Give numbers and stop reducing sales forecasts because the spin is embarrassing.
Hanso  +   491d ago
everyone buy Disgaea 3 and Persona 4 for your Vita :)
also look out for Ys Memories of Celceta this fall
FriedGoat  +   491d ago
americans just got Disgaea for free on PS+, I wont be buying that anytime soon! (persona is in the opost)
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Hanso  +   491d ago
oh right forgot that
i live in europe :p
FriedGoat  +   491d ago
I live in Europe too, I just think we might get it at some point too :D
Deku-Johnny  +   491d ago
The sales exploded from almost nothing into a few more units...
G20WLY  +   491d ago
Couldn't help yourself, huh...
Then release the numbers Gara!
Dakriz  +   491d ago
Awesome ok now we if we get ps2 game mmm the system would b epic.
aiBreeze  +   491d ago
When they decide to release one with internal memory, I'll pick one up. While there seems to be cheaper memory options, if I want to download stuff for my vita, I'll realistically want a minimum of 32gb and at £75 for a 32gb vita memory card, they can gtfo.
superterabyte  +   491d ago
Wanna see another boom in sales? Gran Turismo is your answer. Oh please release gt ps vita
CommonSenseGamer  +   491d ago
Even I might change my stance if gt got released for vita. But not a gimped version like on PSP.
Protagonist  +   491d ago
If you bothered to keep up with gaming news for the PS VITA, you would have noticed almost every game for the PS ViTA that has been ported or enchanced has been anything but gimped.
CommonSenseGamer  +   490d ago
So? I'm not interested in any of the games that have been released for Vita to date. I originally purchased a PSP for GT as Sony used GT to help market the PSP early on in its cycle. How many years did it take before it was released?

When it was finally released, a thought the visuals were solid, the gameplay was lacking.

Have you heard anything about GT for Vita or are you basing your opinion on an assumption. The Vita has its fair share of high profile shovelware already. COD and Resistance spring to mind.
superterabyte  +   491d ago
The psp version had good gameplay the driving was stellar however the lack of career mode and other features just showed that the developers focused too much on the portability and on the go gameplay.

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