PlayStation Vita sales have reached over 1.2 million units worldwide as of February 26, Sony Computer Entertainment today announced. Software sales – which include titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – have topped 2 million.
The handheld launched in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, and in North America, Europe, PAL territories, and Singapore on February 22. Sony said the sales numbers ‘firmly establish PS Vita as the must-have portable entertainment device across the world.’
“PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “The market has responded and there is clear demand for a mobile device capable of providing a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. To sustain momentum, we’re working closely with 3rd party developers and publishers to ensure the best games and franchises possible will be available on PS Vita, and our software line up for the remainder of 2012 will have something for everyone across the globe.”
“The PS Vita is an impressive piece of hardware that brings gaming to a whole new level,” stated Bob Puzon, vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “Based on the opening weekend sales that we’ve seen at stores across North America, and our successful midnight launch events, consumers have clearly recognized this as well. We’re doing our best to keep units in stock to satisfy the strong demand.”
Sony will continue to “vigorously promote” PlayStation Vita as the next-generation in portable gaming, and will work towards expanding the portable gaming market.