Sony has revealed that it has sold 1.8 million PS Vita units since launch until the end of March 2012.
“About Vita,” said Sony CEO Kaz Hirai in an earnings call this morning , “the last year, [we sold] 1.8 million units for US, Japan, Asia and Europe. And as a starting phase, I think it was a good start.”
Hirai also went on to state the importance software will have in Vita’s future success.
“A game platform, like Vita – the software is the key to success, how good the software is,” he said. “We have to reinforce the software area in order to improve the business, that is the basic line.
“And vis a vis Vita, at this moment, there is no decline or lack of motivation as a portable platform. And also, in order to connect with the Network, this is a very important product indeed for us, and therefore we still have a very high motivation to develop this further. There is no change. And services and software must be strengthened.
“In other words, the collaborative approach is very important, so is third-party. And from first party studios, the titles will be presented one after the other, so please look at them and give your evaluation based on them.”
We’d expect PS Vita to get a lot of attention at Sony’s E3 conference.