Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vita Sales Rise!

Within the past six months or so, the idea to drop the Japanese Vita Console price has been floating around. After putting the plan into effect, the console sales spiked!
It wasn't much of a surprise to most of us as I'm sure we can all agree that the Playstation Vita is just about $50 too expnsive for most people.

Seeing the results in Japan have gone as high as 6X the prior week, it makes me wonder if other Marketed Nations are in for the same treatment? To start out, I'll mention that it would be a foolish move for Sony to drop the price in other markets at least until the Japanese craze subsides. Foolish? If a foolish move is in the cards, then Sony may be all over it! I would like to believe that in America, we can expect the same treatment. As more of an experimental move on Sony's part. The results of that test would show us whether Europe, Australia, and others can expect it as well.

Gematsu Reports

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

PlayStation Vita – 62,543 (11,456)
3DS XL – 50,265 (49,317)
3DS – 27,174 (25,412)
PlayStation 3 – 25,725 (18,529)
PSP – 11,171 (8,981)
Wii U – 10,021 (9,633)
Wii – 1,383 (1,317)
Xbox 360 – 486 (473).

Last weeks sales in Japan concluded with an 11,456 count. This weeks totals show Japanese Vita sales to conclude at a 62,543 count. Apparently we are not the only ones who thought that the Vita was about 50 bucks too much. The original price for a Wifi Only Playstation Vita in Japan was 25,000 Yen ($265.80 or 204.91 Euros) and they are currently being sold for 20,000 Yen ($212.64 or 163.93 Euros). No wonder they are selling so well. The biggest hope I have for this news it that it will hopefully lead to better games for the Playstation Vita. Hopefully, 3rd party developers will look at the numbers and realize that the Vita is a mobile system that needs to be taken seriously, Sony can't be the only one making worth while games.

Keep your fingers crossed that the price drop will spread to the rest of the world and we will see a similar increase in Vita sales.

Written by Richard Hodges
CEO of
Edited by Dexter Jaekel


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