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.

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Buff10441721d 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.

jujubee881720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

I think SCE suits would know if sales went way up. It's their holiday paycheck that reflects that. XD

SilentNegotiator1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

You spent a lot of last year disregarding everything Vita did on Modojo, Chris Buffa.

Buff10441720d 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.

SilentNegotiator1720d 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_Jamal1721d ago

. . .and that is why we reduced our sales forecast by millions yet again.

GalacticEmpire1721d ago (Edited 1721d 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.

Blackdeath_6631720d ago (Edited 1720d 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

guitarded771720d ago

If the promise of PS4 remote play works good, then the Vita will sell like crazy.

HarryMasonHerpderp1721d ago (Edited 1721d 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.

Good_Guy_Jamal1720d 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.

Apollosupreme1720d ago (Edited 1720d 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.

Outside_ofthe_Box1720d 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 Yerbouti1720d 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.

TheRealHeisenberg1720d ago

@ Sheikh Yerbouti

You are f'ing kidding right? I darn near spit out my soda.

Apollosupreme1720d ago (Edited 1720d 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...

Sheikh Yerbouti1716d 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!

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insomnium21721d ago

And here you are again trolling at anything related to Sony.

chrisarsenalsavart1720d 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_Jamal1720d ago

Thank you, I will have a nice day!

Hicken1720d 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?

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remanutd551721d 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-Johnny1721d ago

Surely you mean you couldN'T care less.

Roper3161721d ago

some people just don't understand the difference between the 2 sayings, lol

XboxInnovation1721d 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.

remanutd551721d ago

sorry typing on my cell phone is a pain sometimes lol

Cocozero1721d 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.

Hanso1721d ago

everyone buy Disgaea 3 and Persona 4 for your Vita :)
also look out for Ys Memories of Celceta this fall

FriedGoat1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

americans just got Disgaea for free on PS+, I wont be buying that anytime soon! (persona is in the opost)

Hanso1720d ago

oh right forgot that
i live in europe :p

FriedGoat1720d ago

I live in Europe too, I just think we might get it at some point too :D

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