psvita Sony sells 321,400 units of PlayStation Vita in two days

Sony has sold 321,400 units of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device in the first two days of its Japanese launch, making it a strong contender to Nintendo's 3DS.

Sony has sold 321,400 units of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device in the first two days of its Japanese launch, making it a strong contender to Nintendo's 3DS.

 
The healthy launch figures come from research firm Enterbrain, which said that the 3DS sold 371,00 units in its first two days, nearly 50,000 more than Sony's latest effort. Sony is still doing well, however, particularly considering the fact that Nintendo is the market leader in this sector.
 
Sony is hoping to beat the 3DS sales overall, however, particularly since Nintendo suffered from sharp drops in sales as the initial launch hype died down. This is likely due to the shift to mobile gaming as smartphone sales boomed and the fact that 3D is more of a gimmick feature than something that everyone is interested in.
 
psvita Sony sells 321,400 units of PlayStation Vita in two days
 
The Vita is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and is backwards-compatible with PSP games, a feature that will help secure it some additional sales. Sony has sold 73 million PSPs to date, a number it will likely be very happy with for the Vita.
 
The device will launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan within the next few days and in the US, Europe and Australia in late February.
 
Source: Reuters