CES 2012: PS Vita Sales Pass 500,000, New PS Suite Phones Revaled
PS Vita has sold 500,000 units in Japan in just three weeks since launch according to SCE chairman and Sony EVP Kazuo Hirai.
Speaking at CES 2012, Hirai added that 6.5 million PlayStation branded devices were sold over Christmas (3.9 million of which were PS3s) – the figure includes the PS Vita, which will also get Netflix functionality at launch in the US. The service recently hit the UK with plans to launch on more devices, so could realistically come to Vita here too.
Music Unlimited, the service formely known as Qriocity, will also hit Vita in the US and Europe at launch.
Much like Microsoft’s strategy the Xbox 360, Sony is pushing the PS3 towards entertainment services, something noted by Hirai when iterating that creating new devices “isn’t the end goal” for Sony.
Finally, Sony also unveiled the new PlayStation-certified Xperia phones – the Xperia S and Xperia Ion. The former features a huge 4.3 inch, 1280×720 touch-screen display, as well as 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, and up to 32GB storage.