Feeds

Sony shifts more than a million PS Vitas

Can it maintain the pace?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Sony has sold more than 1.2m PS Vita handheld games consoles around the globe, the Japanese giant has claimed.

That figure represents the tally as of 26 February, boosted by the Vita's launch in Europe and PAL TV territories, and North America, four days earlier.

The console first went on sale on 17 December 2011, in Japan. Sales there had hit 500,000 by January 2012 after a first-week peak of 321,000 units. That rate of decline suggests the bulk of the 1.2m sales took place following the US and European launches.

Some 2m software titles have sold worldwide since the December 2011 debut, Sony added. Check out our reviews of the key launch titles.

They're decent figures, and Sony is well on its way to achieving big sales through 2012.

One analyst last week forecast Sony could shift 12.4m Vitas by the end of the year. There's a caveat: with the initial sales dominated by early adopters and fanboys, Sony will need to cut prices to pull in less enthusiastic buyers if it's to reach that total. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.