Despite so-so sales numbers the Vita has some life to it.
Yesterday, we got some new numbers on the number of Vita hardware and software units sold, so I thought it would be a good time for a Vita launch recap, with a quick look at what's gone right and what's gone wrong.
First, the numbers. Sony it has sold over 1.2 million Vita units worldwide since the portable launched in Japan on December 17. As CNET blogger Don Reisinger noted in his post, Sony didn't break down the sales figures by country, but acknowledged that this month's launch across the U.S. and Europe helped the Vita "exceed expectations" at this point in its lifecycle.
That 1.2 million unit hardly measures up to iPhone or iPad numbers (or Kindle Fire units allegedly sold in its first couple months) and in some regions (the UK for one), the Vita's sales numbers have fallen short of Nintendo's 3DS launch numbers, which fizzled after a strong first week and only began to take off when Nintendo lowered the price to $... [Read more]