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PS Vita sales falling apart in Europe

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Apr 2012 21:25 User comments (4)

PS Vita sales falling apart in Europe According to none other than Nintendo, the PS Vita is being outsold by pretty much everyone in Europe.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the data is "based on sales information by market research companies in each European country" and includes consoles and handhelds.

The Sony PlayStation 3 came out on top, followed by the 3DS and Xbox 360 fighting for second. The Wii came in fourth as sales reach almost complete saturation, while the aging Sony PSP beat out its upgrade, the Vita.

Sony is only selling 25,000 Vita per week, compared to 70,000 of the 6-year-old PS3.

Analyzing the data, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata had this to say: "The UK market is virtually the only market in Europe where the Xbox 360 has a strong presence. In fact, it dominates the PlayStation 3, and it is in stark contrast to the other European markets. The top-selling titles for the Wii tell us that dance games continue to be popular this year. Although there are six titles for the Nintendo platforms, the two Mario titles for the Nintendo 3DS have the smallest presence in the world. We need to promptly improve this situation."

In the U.S., the situation is different, with the Xbox 360 far ahead, followed by the PS3. The 3DS is in third, followed by the Vita and then the Wii, DS and the dead PSP.

(All charts via Eurogamer)

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4 user comments

130.4.2012 1:04

Duh PSP beating vita hello UMD Is needed .... Lots of people play Kingdom Hearts still and taking the umd is just rude same with Nintendo removing old games since DSi came out... At least with Nintendo, they wanted long time to remove it unlike Sony removed the umd 3 years or so after psp was launched..(psp go )

Nintendo gave lots of people changes to play gameboy advance so if you never played it you had lots of changes since all but dsi and 3ds games supports gameboy advance games ... I can't say the same for wii slim since they did sell it for the same price and removed gamecube and accessories for it.

Not sure why in America great sales , I guess in EU not much gaming...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Apr 2012 @ 1:07

230.4.2012 10:21

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Not sure why in America great sales , I guess in EU not much gaming...
We are amazingly ignorant in the U.S.

34.5.2012 14:18

Do you two not realize that this is one of the many, many, many times in the last few decades that Sony has done this to themselves? Go to wikipedia, start with Betamax and go from there. lol

45.5.2012 10:52

best handheld I have ever used I think by the end of xmas this year it will be fine.

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