Sony and a lot of other people thought the PS Vita was going to do really well in Japan when it launched ahead of Christmas. The console sold 300,000 units the first week and then the reality of glitches and issues set in and the second week sales took a beating.
The second week the Vita sold only 72,000 units. This is in Japan mind you where portable gaming is very popular. In the US where the tablet won’t launch until February, things are likely to be much worse for the Vita. Many Americans are already gaming on smartphones and tablets making the expensive Vita not that appealing.
The expectation is that the console will not sell well in the US without a price cut. The price cut is what it took to get gamers in the States to start to buy the 3DS. Speaking of the 3DS, it crushed the Vita with 484,000 units sold in Japan the same week.
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