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Sony shifts more than a million PS Vitas

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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. ®

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