Sony: “PlayStation Vita Sales Exceeds Expectations” With 1.2 Million Units Surpassed Worldwide

SCE has announced that the PlayStation Vita has reached over 1.2 million units worldwide as of February 26, 2012. The Vita reportedly experienced an initial burst of momentum when it launched on December 17, 2011 in Japan followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

North and Latin America, Europe, PAL territories and Singapore then boosted sales on February 22, 2012, and Sony say the initial sales have “exceeded expectations,” surpassing over 1.2 million units worldwide.

Software sales across the globe have surpassed 2.0 million units at both retail and on PlayStation Network.

“PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

“The market has responded and there is clear demand for a mobile device capable of providing a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.  To sustain momentum, we’re working closely with 3rd party developers and publishers to ensure the best games and franchises possible will be available on PS Vita, and our software line up for the remainder of 2012 will have something for everyone across the globe.”

SCE state that the corporation will “vigorously promote PS Vita as the next generation portable entertainment platform,” in the press release, and will work towards expanding the portable gaming market.