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Sony pleased with PS Vita sales in Japan

Sony has said that it feels the PS Vita has had “a good start” in Japan, despite numerous outlets of the press saying otherwise.

The Vita did get off to a great start in Japan, posting impressive first-week sales of 321,407 units just before Xmas.

It wasn’t long though until sales fell, seeing the Vita selling only 15,000 units in one particular week, before rising up to over 18,000 last week, seeing it outsell the PSP for the first time.

Sony’s chief financial officer Masaru Kato sees these figures differently though, telling analysts, “including software and hardware, we are carrying out the sales promotions and we do it to boost the sales, and we do not think we have any problems.

“But as far as sell-through, three weeks have passed and our sell-through is 500,000. This was announced on the 10th of January. So as a start, I think we had a very – a good start.

“Including software and hardware, we are carrying out the sales promotions and we do it to boost the sales, and we do not think we have any problems.”

The PlayStation Vita launches in the US and UK on 22nd February.

How do you feel it will sell in the west? Let us know.

Thanks, Eurogamer.


Edited On 03 Feb, 2012

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