Its looks like the launch of the PlayStation Vita wasn’t as successful as we were led to believe. Despite Sony selling 1.2 million units worldwide as of February 26th 2012, PocketGamer.biz reports that approximately 45,000 units were sold in the UK. Although, a confirmed source hasn’t been referenced by the site so we cannot confirm if this is in fact true.
“Week one Chart-Track figures reveal that Sony’s new handheld device sold around one quarter of the number of the 185,000 PSP units shifted in the UK during its first week on sale back in September 2005,” says the site.
Whilst PocketGamer doesn’t name them, it says that “industry sources” have confirmed that “the figure is just over half of the 89,000 sold by the Nintendo 3DS in its first week.”