E3 already feels like it was a long time ago and it was just prior to that show when we last took a comparative look at the PS Vita’s sales performance in Japan. At the time it was broadly expected that the PS Vita would be a significant part of Sony’s E3 presentation. Instead that honour seemed to go to Wonderbook of all things.
We were certainly wrong about the PS Vita getting a convincing showing at E3 but we also fully expected the PS Vita to get a late June boost in Japan from the release of the white PS Vita and the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. From our first look at the sales performance of the PS Vita taking into account the broader trends in the Japan videogames console market, the PS Vita has been maintaining around a 7% share of the overall unit sales.