Sony has released their Q1 2012 earnings report this morning revealing PS Vita and PSP sales for the period April 1st, 2012 to June 30th, 2012. According to the report, Sony has sold a combined total of 1.4 million handhelds, but did not disclose the actual number of PS Vita units sold.
John Koller, Sony’s head of hardware marketing, was interviewed by Kotaku regarding the PlayStation Vita. He talks about the Vita’s success and how Sony want to avoid making the same mistake with the new console as they did with the PSP. However, it does seem Sony is just repeating what happened…
When it comes to Flash content, the PS Vita can’t compete with smartphones and tablets. Although the console is still very new, Flash compatibility is one of the features that can help the PS Vita compete against the likes of the iPhone and Android smartphones – of the two platforms, only Android smartphones support Flash.
The US PlayStation Store has been updated with a range of new PSP and Minis titles compatible with the PlayStation Vita. These games should keep you busy while we wait for titles such as Resistance: Burning Skies, Sound Shapes and Gravity Rush to hit the PS Vita. You can also check out the list of other PSP and Mini titles coming soon to the PlayStation Store below.
A larger number of PSP titles have been given a price drop. The prices will vary from title to title, but you’ll be sure to find some as little as £7.99/€9.99, some of which are even Vita compatible (we’ve marked compatible games on the list below with a *).
According to website TheSixthAxis, reports are staring to come in suggesting SCEE have started updating older PSP titles on the PlayStation Store so they work on the PlayStation Vita. Games you have already downloaded onto the PSP or PS3 may not appear on the PS Vita’s Content Manager Application until the game has been patched.