Sony has confirmed during Gamescom that the PlayStation Vita has sold more than 2.2 million units since its worldwide launch in February of this year. The head of Sony PlayStation Germany, Uwe Bassendowski, had the figure.
Let’s put some perspective on that 2.2 million number by putting it next to the 3DS, shall we?
The Nintendo 3DS launched in March of 2011. It did so with a rather weak software catalogue and a $250 price point. One month after the Nintendo 3DS drop in price from $250 to $170, the unit sold more than 6.6 million units total. That number is the culmination of roughly six months of availability on the worldwide market. The PS Vita, in roughly the same amount of time, has sold 2.2 million units.
Of course, it also hasn’t seen a price cut yet. Since the price cut, the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 19 million units.
Unfortunately, Sony has already indicated that a price cut won’t be coming for the PS Vita any time soon. While they have said that engineers are working to make the device cheaper to build, it won’t happen before 2012’s close. Expect a price cut next year.