Report: Vita Has Sold 2.2 Million Units Worldwide

Posted on Aug 21 2012 - 1:41pm by Jose Salazar
Report: Vita Has Sold 2.2 Million Units Worldwide
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First scooped by German website PlayFront, a Sony rep is said to have confirmed with Joystiq that as of June 30, the PlayStation Vita has reached 2.2 million units sold globally.

Sony says that its latest console, the PlayStation Vita, topped 2.2 million units sold this summer. “The latest figures we’ve released for Vita (as of June 30th) are 2.2. million sales worldwide,” an SCEE rep told us. We reached out following a report from PlayFront.de, where German PlayStation head Uwe Bassendowski mentioned the number in the context of the Vita’s marketing.
 

It’s largely trailing the sales of the 3DS, but there’s no sign of a price cut in sight for this year. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony Worlwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida said the company is hoping upcoming Vita bundles will entice consumers.

But Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer at Gamescom this week that the price of Vita will not drop this year. Instead, it hopes prospective buyers will find new bundles, such as the LittleBigPlanet Vita bundle announced during Sony’s Gamescom press conference earlier this week, good enough value to convince them to take the plunge.
 
“People like cheap or free,” he said. “Of course, cost reduction is one area our engineering team is working on. But we just launched the platform earlier this year. It takes time to do so.
 
“At a certain point in the future we would like to address the pricing issue for some of the people who are waiting. But this year we are trying to add value by creating different types of bundles. We announced we will provide LittleBigPlanet PS Vita bundle pack. That’s affordable for people who are looking for a good deal.”
 
So, no price cut this year? “No,” Yoshida replied. “It’s too early.”
 

 One other bundle Yoshida didn’t mention is the Assassin’s Creed lll Liberation game that will come with a special edition White Crystal Vita and 4GB memory card. This is the British trailer for Liberation set to a White Crystal Vita background.

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