The PS Vita, which was released in Japan on Dec. 17 and Feb. 22 in US and EU territories, has managed to sell 1.8 million units worldwide. This number reflects sales up to March 31 of this year.
While that number might seem low, especially compared to Nintendo’s 3DS, Sony thinks the number is a “good start.” If you think they’re bonkers, do keep in mind that the 3DS struggled mightily when it got out of the gate. Also to keep in mind is that the 3DS managed to move 2 million units in the January-March quarter of this year.
So, all in all, not that bad of a number contrary to what most people think.
Aside from the sales figure, Sony also expects the PS Vita and PSP to combine for 16 million units sold this current fiscal year, which ends in March 2013. Now, this number might be a bit trickier to hit. I mean, wanting to hit more than 10 million units in a single year is no simple feat.
Hopefully, Sony has an ace or two up its sleeve at this year’s E3 when it comes to the PlayStation Vita.