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PS Vita’s Sales – Not Bad, Until Apple Takes a Bite…

August 23, 2012

The sales figures are out for the PS Vita:

Sony’s PS vita has sold more than 2.2 million units worldwide since its launch in December.
The figure, confirmed to by Sony, means that since its launch in Japan, Vita has sold approximately 11,000 units a day.

2.2 million? 11k per day? Sound like good numbers – that is until you consider Apple’s sales:

Apple meanwhile recently revealed in its financial report for Q2 2012 that it had sold roughly 390,000 iPhones a day, whilst iPad sales had hit 130,000 a day.

That’s a total of 520,000 iOS devices per day. While over at Google back in 2011 they were activating 500,000 Android devices per day. (Google don’t make most of the hardware devices sold and so can see the total numbers via activations.) Between the two of Apple and Google that is over a million devices per day. Sony has a lot of work to do.

PS. I wrote this post and scheduled it to appear before the news about the closure of Sony Liverpool was announced. Having worked with the SCEE people there on Savage Moon and Eat Them, it is sad news. What was the old Psygnosis also make so many amazing games. Sad news indeed. (Video below is of Psygnosis’s ‘Shadow of the Beast‘)

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