PlayStation Vita Sells Over 62,000 Units in Japan Following Price Cut

March 6, 2013Written by Jason Dunning

Back on February 28th, the PlayStation Vita in Japan saw a price drop from 25,000 yen (Wi-Fi) and 30,000 yen (3G + Wi-Fi) to 19,980 yen ($215USD), while also introducing some new system bundles. These moves were clearly an attempt to increase the Vita’s low sales in Japan, and they definitely worked as the handheld saw sales of 62,543 units from February 25th to March 3rd, over 50,000 more than the previous week.

On the software side of things, it’s easy to notice the PlayStation Vita’s presence as Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus finished third, Phantasy Star Online 2 Special Package was 7th, and Hot Shots: Golf World Invitational was 16th.

Though Sony has said that North America wouldn’t be receiving a price cut, these very healthy sales numbers in Japan should hopefully persuade them to do one sooner rather than later.

What do you think of the PlayStation Vita’s sales? Let us know in the comments below.


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