PlayStation Vita Underperforms In Japan, Fails To Beat 3DS Two Day Sales
It appears Sony may not be off to a great start overseas.
Before Sony's PlayStation Vita went on sale in Japan, the company was quick to announce that the majority of systems had been pre-ordered and therefore accounted for. There existed the possibility that 500,000 to 700,000 machines would be sold.
Turns out, Sony moved roughly 321,407 Vitas the first two days on the shelf. By comparison, Nintendo achieved 371,326 3DS systems in Japan over the first two days.
Not bad numbers for Sony, necessarily, but it could spell bad news for the machine moving forward, as more Japanese players snatch up 3DS systems and smart phones.
This could also be the result of Uncharted: Golden Abyss being the flagship game. Although the series has done well in Japan, it has yet to achieve numbers to make it a countrywide sensation.