PlayStation Vita Goes Nintendo 3DS Way: Sales Plummet

PlayStation Vita was launched with much fanfare in Japan and the console’s initial sales figures matched the euphoria. But, nurse now it has been reported that the console is facing steep decline in its sales volume in the second week of its launch. It looks like PlayStation Vita is destined to meet the fate of Nintendo 3DS. Just like Vita, viagra sale 3DS was also launched amidst much hype and generated good initial sales. However, ed later Nintendo had to face a flurry of complaints against the console and it led to considerable decline in its sales volumes.

According to 4Gamer, Sony sold only 72,479 units for the week ending on December 25th.  In comparison, it had sold 324,859 units during the first week of the launch. If the trend continues, then Sony will need to take some drastic steps to salvage its value. The console is yet to be launched in Europe and the US. The likely launch date for these regions is February 22nd. Though, the console’s retail price has been set at $250, but it looks like Sony will need to sweeten the deal to drive up the volume.

Almost 75 percent drop in sales volume of PlayStation Vita also points out to a bigger problem. After the dismal performance of Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita’s failure shows that era of standalone handheld gaming consoles may be over. The category is facing stiff competition from other handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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