Playstation Vita Drops Price and Outsells Nintendo 3DS

Vita sales have continued to improve following a region-specific hardware price drop.

PS Vita sales were not high since its released but when it dropped the price in a certain region, it increased dramatically.

In a year full of sales struggle and slash downs, Playstation Vita is finally making it up – in Japan where it slashed down the price. Last month, the game console maker announced a price drop exclusively in Japan. The results were quick and good. The sales in Japan increased 4 times that its sales before. The sales is still on hype until now. According to reports, Sony sold around 63,000 units of the Playstation Vita overtaking the popular Nintendo 3DS. (read the report about Nintendo 3DS lawsuit)

Vita sales were probably helped by last week’s Japanese release of Tales of Hearts R, which followed Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Phantasy Star Online 2 the week of the price drop. Considering the Vita sold less than 12,000 units the week before Sony slashed its price, the new sales numbers must be encouraging for Sony, though the publisher hasn’t announced a price cut for any other region.

Aside from the price drop of Vita, last week’s release of the games Tales of Hearts R, Phantasy Star Online 2 and Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus helped a lot in the sales. Before the price cut, Playstation Vita only sold less than 12,000 consoles.

playstation vita price cutThe new figures in the sales seems encouraging for the console maker. There are no reports about price cuts in other regions though.