Fergal Gara, Sony’s UK Managing Director, revealed to IGN that sales of the Vita dramatically increased by 163% after the PS4 launched in the UK. Although exact figures weren’t presented, the large increase in sales for the handheld is good news for Sony, especially since it has struggled to get a decent market share since launch.
The reason for the surge was explained by Fergal Gara.
“A significant number of PS Vita purchasers in the UK indicated that Remote Play was their reason for purchase, and we are subsequently seeing lots of these new PS Vita users connecting to PS4 with this feature.”
The new slim PS Vita model will help boost sales thanks to it’s lower price tag and updated form factor and specification. It will be interesting to see how the sales figures have changed over the next few months.