New data from Gfk Chart-Track data has revealed that PS Vita sales in the UK are less than a third of those of the PSP at the same point in its life-cycle.
These figures are based on UK sales for the first 10 weeks, which according to a ‘well-placed industry source’, saw the Vita shift just over 100,000 units since its launch on February 22nd 2012.
Chart-Track don’t disclose data, however when questioned the company’s business group director Dorian Bloch confirmed the PSP had sold 3.5 times as many units as PS Vita achieved after 10 weeks on sale.
“[PS Vita] was launched at a traditionally quiet time, and [PSP] was launched in the build-up to Q4,” he told Pocketgamer.
Bloch also pointed out that PS Vita costs an average of £54 more than the PSP.
For the financial year ending March 31st 2013, Sony expects to sell a total of 10 million PS Vita units worldwide, which does seem ambitious, however what we must remember is that Vita has not yet been on sale in the west during the holiday period. It also must be taken into consideration that Sony is yet to reveal its future plans for the console, something which could make or break it.
We await E3, it’s certainly going to be interesting.