Sony PlayStation Vita Launches in Japan, Sells 321,000 In 2 Days

The new age of portable gaming is settling (well, at least in Japan). A few days ago in Japan, Sony launched its latest instalment to the portable gaming scene: The PlayStation Vita. The PS Vita has seen a fair amount of success through its sales in its early days, having sold 321,000 copies within its first two days in Japan. That is a decent figure but its still 50,000 unit sales behind what the Nintendo 3DS scored in its own first two days.

Some may say that there is still time for the PlayStation Vita’s sales to skyrocket but its initial impressions do little to suggest this. There have been several reports of bugs and glitches in the device. These include problems such as in-game lagging, spontaneous crashing, freezing and issues with PlayStation Network. Sony issued an apology on their Japanese PlayStation Vita website roughly translated as “Currently, our information centre regarding PlayStation Vita as well as our usual customer service centre are receiving many enquiries. We apologize if your phone isn’t connected straight away.”

The PlayStation Vita is scheduled for a February 22, 2012 release in North America and Europe. This gives Sony time to sort out the bugs for their non-asian customers. However, I’m personally not impressed with the state of the device on its initial launch. I think the initial underwhelming performance of the Nintendo 3DS and the Sony PlayStation Vita signify a change of power in the portable gaming industry from the likes of Sony and Nintendo to the iOS and Android. I may be wrong.

What do you think about the PS Vita? Are you going to buy it when its released where you are? I know I will despite the complaints. Please leave any comments below.

Source: G4TV

Demolu Dabiri

Demolu Dabiri is a freshman doing the Liberal Studies Program at New York University. His curiosity is piqued by anything even slightly technological but gaming is his forté. If you want to contact me about anything game/technology related or just say hi: Tweet me @aydabiri or find me on Facebook.

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