Following on from Sony's E3 Press Conference on Monday, Sony has confirmed pricing for the PlayStation TV (PS TV) in the UK. Although no exact release date was announced, we know that the PS TV will be releasing in North America and Europe in Autumn.
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.
In an interview with MCV, Sony revealed that PS Vita sales in the UK have increased 100% over the summer, partly attributed to the Vita Mega Packs, where 10 Vita games are sold for £35. The increase in sales could help turn around the PS Vita’s bad sales record is the trend continues. The interview also reveals that the console will have over 900 titles by the end of 2013.
Just a week after PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale entered the UK Games Chart at position 38, the title has completely dropped out of the charts. Even worst, the title sold less than PS Vita title Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, which has received very poor reviews compared to All-Stars Battle Royale.
Despite receiving poor reviews (32 / 100 on metacritic), Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified has been selling well in the UK, entering the sales chart at number 16. Just behind launch title Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Black Ops Declassified is now the second biggest PS Vita title in the UK. Looks like Sony’s marketing paid off.