Submitted by CaptainofCrush 906d ago | news

PS Vita Reaches 1.4m Install Base after Successful Global Launch

It may have taken a while for the PS Vita to arrive on western shores, with an unfortunate delay from the lucrative holiday season into the less than desirable launch month of February and one full year after Nintendo's 3DS debut the Vita has its work cut out, alas it's finally here. Including figures from its Japanese launch last year, the Vita clears 1 million units in its first week. This puts the install base at 1.4 million, and should top 2 million fairly soon. (PS Vita)

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disturbing_flame  +   906d ago
Pretty solid numbers
Jobesy  +   906d ago
No, they're terrible numbers. It's doomed I tell you! /s

Good start! My son is having a blast on his, he really loves it.

@MmaFan-Qc, all I know is, it earned me some pretty big brownie points lol. Also it's a damn good way to make sure homework gets done lol.
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MmaFan-Qc  +   906d ago
and i bet YOU also love it...

Misterhbk  +   906d ago
Ha, man you couldn't be more spot on about that homework bit.

My little brother gets a packet every friday thats due the following thursday. He usually procrastinates and does the majority wednesday night. This week the entire packet was done on friday lol, he really didn't want that Vita getting taken away.
dc1  +   906d ago
My son got his wish (3ds). I'm the one enjoying the Vita ;)
BlindGuardian  +   906d ago
congrats to Sony for sticking with the core audience that made them what they are inthe games market

bring on Burning Skies
ABizzel1  +   906d ago
It's a decent launch, and those numbers are low IMO considering the PS Vita is the best handheld ever IMO from a pure technical standpoint.

Now Sony needs to stay on development and make sure 3rd parties do the same. The launch titles were good, but we need great games for the rest of the year and if rumors are true then it seems that's exactly what Sony will be producing for the year.

COD, Assassin's Creed, Resistance, LBP, and more are coming to Vita before the end of the year.
fluffydelusions  +   906d ago
Nice numbers IMO. I'm also interested in the game sales though I know lots are going all digital with PSV which aren't reported.
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TheGamingArt  +   906d ago
The digital sales are going to make VGChartz rec Vita sales. Essentially VGChartz is obsolete in any remote 'honesty'
rezzah  +   906d ago
It's VGcharts.

I thought they had a reputation for "fixing" numbers?
Emilio_Estevez  +   906d ago
Yup, not sure how everyone knows that, but I was banned from Neogaf for just mentioning it. Just take the #'s with a grain of salt I guess.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   906d ago
Yeah, pretty solid in deed.

Now that I see the 3DS numbers I have no idea why people said it flopped in the beginning. Those numbers are solid as well.


Exactly. It was more of a "HA! We are right! Smartphones and tablets are declining mobile gaming!" When in fact when you look at the numbers, The 3DS and Vita only sold a couple 100k less than their previous system's week one sales.
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fluffydelusions  +   906d ago
3DS sells better monthly (globally) than consoles. People who say handhelds are doomed obviously know nothing about the market. Journalism these days is utter crap.
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mcstorm  +   906d ago
Fluffy i agree with you i have said since the start i think the 3ds will sell more than the ds in its life time because nintendo have got the right mix of games for there handheld device. I also said the psv will fall behind the 3ds but it will sell more than the psp did in its life time. Sony are still new to this market and they are getting there with the mix of games like lbp mnr ect but they now need to start pushing the games in peoples faces so to speak to get people talking about the games and this will help push sony on to getting sales numbers like Nintendo are getting
hellztourguide420  +   906d ago
Ya...handheld gaming is not doomed. Journalists and analysts just see that mobile gaming is making a lot of money, but not really taking away the handheld's fire. Mobile gaming is just creating more casual gamers, whom never bought into dedicated handhelds in the first place. Handhelds are here to stay, no matter what anybody says.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   906d ago
"Mobile gaming is just creating more casual gamers, whom never bought into dedicated handhelds in the first place."


I have said this numerous amounts of times. Most People that are gaming on their phones, first off, are casual gamers and, second, are those that never bought handhelds in the first place. BUT you still have people that don't acknowledge this fact. =/
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Burning_Finger  +   906d ago
It would reach 100 Million in 5 years.
Yangus  +   906d ago
No,200 million!See the Future in a Crystal Ball!

-Solid start Vita-
LX-General-Kaos  +   906d ago
Congratulations to Sony and the Playstation Vita. I will soon pick up my unit with exclusive Gravity Daze to do my part in the further progression of Sony handhelds. A nice side piece to rest right next to my Nintendo 3DS.

Support Gravity Daze

Rated E For Everyone
Jazz4108  +   906d ago
Shouldn't have to much of a problem finding one as I have noticed most stores in the Las vegas area hae a good stock of them.
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kikizoo   906d ago | Trolling | show
Goeres  +   906d ago
Go Vita!
Afirmitive  +   906d ago
Yep, that about sums it up. I will be playing street fighter x tekken, competitively, on the go come this summer. Thank you sony.
fluffydelusions  +   906d ago
I thought that doesn't release till fall on vita?
Afirmitive  +   906d ago
Still unconfirmed, but it's looking like an unusual august release.
--Onilink--  +   906d ago
well if by "on the go" you mean that you will use your phone as hotspot, then yeah.. remember 3G doesnt work for gaming

Still, pretty much any phone can work as hotspot these days and you might even have a better plan than the ones offered by AT&T for the 3G Vita
Afirmitive  +   905d ago
Yep, I'm referring to hot spot and wifi, since I live in NY. There's a wifi hot spot pretty much anywhere.
nikrel  +   906d ago
I love my Vita, I hope they bring more AR games out.
Acquiescence  +   906d ago
Vgchartz, you can't trust 'em...
It probably sold better numbers than those hacks are saying.
Freshnikes  +   906d ago
Better or worse??? Either way those idiots are just guessing!!! Owner of wifi-3G ps vita
InTheZoneAC  +   906d ago
just call it a 3g vita. It supports both, just call it 3g since the wifi only is just that.
GraveLord  +   906d ago
You can trust them. Just keep in mind that these are estimates. So any numbers within 10% of each other should be considered a statistical tie.
TheGamingArt  +   906d ago
The best part is that this is just the first edition bundle (the one that nobody really bought due to the price/value/memory card difference). Just saying.
wolokowoh  +   906d ago
Sorry but "Due to a staggered launch in the USA, first week sales include the first edition bundle (70k units) that released February 15th, one week before the official launch.Even with those bundles factored in the Vita launch it's still one of the weakest launches for a portable in the US," That means it was the first week officially plus the first edition bundles, though I could see how it could be understood. Its not as if those numbers are accurate especially the US numbers which only those with access to NPD could know. VGchartz' system of estimates have proven to be flawed many times.
Shnazzyone  +   906d ago
Oh my god, are people actually buying this?

1. It's VGchartz, I'm used to everyone immediately dismissing these numbers? Why the sudden change?

2. It says around 300k sold im america on it's first week, that's less then 3ds sold and everyone claimed that was a flop.

3. These numbers don't match numbers on other places of the site. They left out the chart for japan. According to this page:


Currently .57 million vitas have sold in japan. Assuming the missing japans numbers are correct this only puts the number at 1.27, even with throwing in the abysmal sales in japan.

It's amazing how hard people are willing to fudge the numbers on this. With the same numbers nintendo had to resort to a massive price drop to change these types of poor sales (which were slightly better for 3ds btw.) I have no clue what the sony fans on here are cheering about.
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LX-General-Kaos  +   906d ago
You sound like a very upset young man. There seems to be more hate and aggression flowing through your very core. I dont think you were treated fairly and this can easily change in your favor. You dont seem to be a very big fan of the Playstation Vita for some reason. So I have a solution for you.

You can head on over to your local game store and pick up your very own Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo is very well trained in making angry people as yourself happy. Each and everyday with every Nintendo 3DS sold, another individual has a smile pasted on their face.

Playing Nintendo is almost like having your very own personal Disney World in your hands. There is no way that wont develop some type of smile. There are also many many Nintendo exclusives with the seal of quality waiting for you. And your family if need be.

Hopefully this will be the very last time we all see you in here trying to steal credit away from success and embrace true happiness. Just as I and many others have done. Please report back to me once you have had your very 1st Nintendo 3DS experience.

If you are really that upset with the vita for no reason at all, you have just been given another option. Good day sir and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone
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Hicken  +   906d ago
VGChartz' numbers are dismissed because it's been shown that they UNDERTRACK Sony's stuff. In other words: they Vita has, likely, sold more than this.

Additionally, the expectations for the 3DS and the Vita were/are not the same. Last I saw, Sony seemed happy with the Vita's current sales rate; I don't recally Nintendo being as pleased with the 3DS at the time.

More to the point, there was more of a consumer "outcry" as it were, about the 3DS and whether its value was equal to its price. AND it's not as if the 3DS had a price drop after a week or two on the global market, either.

If you take EVERYTHING into consideration instead of only one thing (IT'S VGCHARTZ! EVERYBODY HATES VGCHARTZ!) then the situation might make a little more sense to you.
Titanz  +   906d ago
The 3DS comes bundled with 2gigs of on-storage memory
Alongside a 2gig SD card, AR cards, the ability to play your own collection NDS games (without additional cost), and pre-installed software games.

There's a lot of value in that bundle, though the casual consumers see things differently than the core demographic does.
Titanz  +   906d ago
Logic doesn't apply to a fan's fanatic obsession over specific devices
And you thought N4G was worst before? Prepare yourself for a rude awakening of crazed fandom.
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cpayne93  +   906d ago
Eh, I get really confused about how sales mean what. People go back and forth saying this is good, or no its actually horrible, and then some say its just ok. Launch sales won't really make or break the system anyway, it all depends on what happens in the long run. I can't pretend to know what good launch sales really are, I withold all judgement until the Vita has been out for quite a while...and holy crap general, that's some real fanboyism right there. The 3ds is like disney world in your hands? lol
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KonaBro  +   906d ago
Are you kidding me?
This is VGChartz. THESE NUMBERS ARE FAKE. Jesus, someone on NeoGAF literally got banned a few hours ago because he posted numbers from VGChartz when everyone knows they are fake. I bought a 3G Vita myself and will wait for official numbers before listening to anything this site says.
360GamerFG  +   906d ago
300K first week in the US, lower than PSP, DS and 3DS.
380K in Europe, higher than 3DS and DS. Lower than PSP.
Pretty impressive in Europe relatively speaking.
skrug  +   906d ago
It's not even a full week.
launch: Feb 22
today: Feb 27

Today is the 6th day, and the day's not over yet, so the sales figure is 5 days at most.
coolasj  +   906d ago
I like how the last graph starts at 1 Million.
It's stupid -_-
Crillvirus81   906d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
Janitor  +   906d ago
Christ you'd think some of you own sony stock the way you freak over sales numbers. Why are people so quick to pledge undying devotion/hatred for a multibillion dollar foreign company? It really baffles me. Just enjoy your sexy new gaming machines and take a Xanax.
DarkSniper  +   906d ago
This news is very welcoming for all the new adopters in the PlayStation® Vita family. Sales numbers show that PS Vita has made over 120% increase in sales growth in one month.

This further solidifies Dark Sniper's claim that no other gaming company has the staying power and influence that PlayStation has. With it's unrivaled features and undoubtedly the greatest software lineup known to man, PlayStation® Vita is in prime position to give all gamers the first glimpse of a portal between reality and virtual reality.

PlayStation is a major part of Dark Sniper's household. By ensuring there is a PlayStation®3 in each room, PS Vita allows Dark Sniper to always stay connected to the Sony Entertainment Network ecosystem, even when he's on the toilet.

Victory once again belongs to Sony as they have demonstrated once again that no one surpasses them in consumer electronics. PlayStation® Vita is here to stay and will prove that Vita is truly the system for [E]veryone.

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ritsuka666  +   905d ago

Very funny xD
gtxgamer2  +   906d ago
im proud to be a vita owner. now bring on monster hunter and gravity rush!
Dlacy13g  +   906d ago
I wont trust the VGChartz numbers but I will say I am very curious to see how the Vita fares given now the 3DS is positioned much better than it was at its launch. Will Sony need to make the same move Nintendo did to get the Vita moving too or will the Vita prove to be a solid performer sales wise in its current sku format?

Not taking sides here, just very interested in the market and its landscape.
tarbis  +   906d ago
LOL! VGchartz. Last time I checked 1 week is composed of 7 days. It's not even the end of the 5th day on the west coast. So, where the heck did they get numbers for the last 2 days? Crystal ball?
tiffac008  +   906d ago
A lot of VGChartz numbers are estimates, there was once a Gamasutra article on how they do it. It was even posted here in N4G.
DEEBO  +   906d ago
Why fight about it,just be happy games are doing good in general.We don't need another E.T grave in mexico,gaming crash from the 80's.Just play your games on whatever system you have.I wish i had a collection of gaming system's from my 28 years of gaming like the game collector's i see on the web.Man i have seen them come & go like, arcade's to neo geo or the 3DO.But one thing i can say is that i wanted everyone of them.So support our hobby as gamer's. You could be like the 80's with one system and crappy games.
smashcrashbash   906d ago | Personal attack | show
KingOptimus777  +   906d ago
I wish you vita haters would just understand that some people don't have money right now you all know when sony drops the price it will do a lot better like with sony did with ps3 in 2009.
josephayal  +   906d ago
Holy crap 1.4 million! n Soon 5 million
JonnyBigBoss  +   906d ago
I LOVE my Vita!!!
Mikhail  +   906d ago
Wow, I expected that the vita launch would have lower numbers than the 3DS launch (because it has competition wth the 3DS) but it managed really great in NA.
Ascalon94  +   906d ago
people said the PSP was going to flop and be garbage, umm yeah that didnt happen. Cant wait to pick up my vita in the summer.
Crillvirus81  +   906d ago
So I'm trolling cause I'm giving my opinion lol And I will say it again Vita will flop let's see how them numbers look in 2 months now that all the Sony fanboys got there's. don't get mad at me cause of my opinion cause when you fony fanboys were dising the 3ds I never said ya were trolling cause we all got our opinions. man you fony fans are so sensitive a bunch of girly men lol
Ulf  +   905d ago
Already these numbers have been proven too low, since Sony has announced higher sales as of only Sunday...

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