The PS Vita First Edition Bundles launched last week in North America. How did they do? Well it looks like they ended up selling pretty well.
Sony’s senior vice president of PlayStation brand marketing, Guy Longworth, was asked by Gamespot how well the Vita First Edition Bundles have been selling. Longworth confirmed that the bundle sold out. Definitely some good news for Sony who have been having trouble selling the handheld in Japan:
“We’re in the very early stages of launch, but we’re very encouraged by the reaction we’ve had with people looking at the 3G version. I think they realize by taking 3G, it means you can basically play wherever you want to, whenever you want to, and be connected the whole time. And not just through the games but also to your social media with the apps we have like Facebook and Twitter.
“Consumers are going to look at that and realize that it’s something that makes a lot of sense to have now, and also for the future. I think it really future-proofs them in terms of some of the things that will come down the line in terms of gaming experiences that will be possible through 3G, to be able to play online with your friends.
“We think gamers are understanding that, but we’ll wait and see what happens.”
Longworth also talked a bit about the software. Sony launched much of their 1st party line-up last week. He did mention that Little Deviants, Hot Shot Golf, and ModNation Racers have sold well, but Uncharted is still king.
For those who didn’t know, the First Edition Bundle included a 3G/Wi-Fi PS Vita unit, a copy of Little Deviants, a special case, 4gb memory card, 250mb AT&T Dataconnect pass, and a voucher for a PSN game. It sold for $349.99.
The PS Vita just went on sale today in both North America and Europe.