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Submitted by AP 1133d ago | news

Online Japanese PlayStation Vita orders Sell Out

Two major online Japanese stores appear to have sold through their initial pre-order stock of the PlayStation Vita almost immediately going on sale, indicating the machine could be heading for shortages when it launches in Japan in December.

Online stores Amazon Japan and Yodobashi are both now reporting that the machine is out of stock - and it was only available to pre-order for a very short period of time before it was removed again. (PS Vita)

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disturbing_flame  +   1133d ago
Mmmh so Vita can have a strong debut in Japan ?

Wait and see.
Wizziokid  +   1133d ago
of course it will :)
AP  +   1133d ago
Machines always do well at launch, but to sell out on almost all the major online stores in seconds is mighty impressive!
disturbing_flame  +   1133d ago
Actually it seems that preorders begin tomorow so i don't know from where this information come from. Or maybe i missed something.
danhese007  +   1133d ago
Go to Amazon Japan, Vita 3G and Wifi are sold out.
knifefight  +   1132d ago
Japan is 13 hours ahead of the US East Coast. It is already "tomorrow."
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Wizziokid  +   1133d ago
good to hear, it's going to be one solid handheld, can't wait to get mine
AP  +   1133d ago
I hope I can get an import order in someplace quick enough =/
CakedOne  +   1133d ago
thats what she said, and the vita looks amazing!!!!!!!!!! Thats crazy they sold all pre orders in two days.
cpayne93  +   1133d ago
If Monster Hunter comes out for this there will be even more sales. I don't understand why Capcom isn't putting a Monster Hunter out on Vita yet, it was such a big seller on psp.
AP  +   1133d ago
I think this can do fine without MH. A 'new' Monster Hunter - a game with as much success - will emerge later in the Vita's life.
tarbis  +   1133d ago
Crapcom is trying to kill the franchise just like they did Rockman. You'll have to forgive them, they got their heads in their own asses.
supremacy  +   1133d ago
I seriously doubt anyone didnt see this comning, unless you are in denial by mistaking the past with the present.

Vita is bound for success and yes I seriously believe it will outsell the psp, its only a matter of time.

This platform simply has so much going for it already and its not even out yet.
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cpayne93  +   1133d ago
Even if it only sells as much as the psp the software sells will be much higher. Some people lost interest in the psp, and I would think that less people will do that since the Vita is such a better system.
GribbleGrunger  +   1133d ago
i don't think you can apply 'only' to 72 million sales, but i take your point
supremacy  +   1133d ago
It is a much accessable platform, I mean it has everything you could want in a handheld. Acess to the store in day one is a key difference, and then there's ps suite and the easy development cycles.

The games will come from many different avenues, making this a power house.

Sony should have atleast outsourced some of the vita development to say toshiba, samsung and such so that together they could push for 3million units at launch.

This would have easlily made a worldwide launch possible.
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crinale  +   1133d ago
It literally killed Japanese Amazon store etc., and by the time they got back online it was all sold out :(
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narutogameking  +   1133d ago
Damn! Looks like the Vita will have a successful launch.
There's 2 months till release I'm sure there will be enough Vitas to go around!
UltraVegito  +   1133d ago
This isn't a suprise.....the Vita is destined for success.
MasterCornholio  +   1133d ago
Vita will sell out at launch. I hope Sony can keep up with the demand.

XperiaRay
Ddouble  +   1133d ago
Good news. I wonder how much the initial shipment is.
danhese007  +   1133d ago
500,000
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1133d ago
Damn!
jneul  +   1132d ago
wow, i knew it ps vita gonna rock this world!!
already have my pre-order, can't wait till next year, glad i got the pre-order early now:-)
Protagonist  +   1132d ago
Exciting stuff right there, and I am excited as well for the Japanese gamers. Lucky people.

@crinale

Did it happen literally ?
smashcrashbash  +   1132d ago
Looks like the VITA will be coming in strong from the start. Nice.
Optical_Matrix  +   1132d ago
Looks as though the blow Nintendo dealt with securing Monster Hunter games on 3DS was a weak one indeed.
supremacy  +   1132d ago
New hardware releases,in my opinion arent usually affected by a game or two. People will always rush for the new kid on the block, whether thats for bragging rights, for monetary reasons like ebay or simply to have it on day one. A game in comparisson is something that could be acquire easily and by a lot of people at that.
I firmly believe nothing will stop vita from being a success.
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