Sony Vita sales lag behind Nintendo 3DS debut

Sony sells 321,000 PlayStation Vita in first two days, Nintendo sold 371,000 3DS

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Sony Vita sales lag behind Nintendo 3DS debut Sony has sold 321,000 units of the PlayStation Vita in its opening two days of sale in Japan.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 20, 2011

Sony has sold 321,400 units of its new handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, in Japan in its first two days on sale, according to Reuters.

This is a full 50,000 units short of Nintendo 3DS sales, which reached 371,000 in its first two days.

Sales of the 3DS sagged just weeks after the launch forcing Nintendo to slash its price, curbing the companies profit outlook for the year.  

Sony is offering 24 games for the Vita at launch, in hopes this will prevent sales dropping off after the initial excitement.

The Vita will be launched in the US and Europe in February.

Sony's previous portable game device, the PS Portable, sold 166,000 units on the first day of sales in 2004 and has sold 73 million units to date.

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