The week ending June 16th 2012 has been incredible for PS Vita sales. Compared to the previous week, the PS Vita has sold 56% more units around the world.
The third and final stage in the PS Vita sale on the European PlayStation Store begins tomorrow. Over 40 titles will be added to the sale.
Cross Platform Features include a number of different ways for PlayStation Vita to interact with the PS3 and visa-versa. There are 6 cross platform features in total. Titles either support all of the cross-device features or only a subset. Here is a detailed guide on exactly what each feature is and how they are used.
PS Vita sales worldwide are starting to grow slowly according to VGChartz. In week ending June 9th 2012, the PS Vita sold just over 50,000 units world wide – not a lot compared to the 3DS’ 135,000+ units – but a growth compared to the previous week’s 45,000 units. Week on week, the PS Vita’s sales increased by 10%, and exceeded the PSP’s sales, which is still going strong.
In last month’s PSN Sales Chart, Mortal Kombat on top place for the most downloads on the PS Vita, while the previous top title from April, Escape Plan, has dropped to 3rd place. Final Fantasy titles still dominate the PSOne classic’s chart and God of War: Ghost of Sparta is top selling PSP title.
John Koller, Sony’s head of hardware marketing, was interviewed by Kotaku regarding the PlayStation Vita. He talks about the Vita’s success and how Sony want to avoid making the same mistake with the new console as they did with the PSP. However, it does seem Sony is just repeating what happened…
A Russian website is claiming that Sony has announced the release date for LittleBigPlanet on the PlayStation Vita. The game, developed by Tarsier Studios, will be on sale from September 28th 2012, though we cannot find any official reference of this date in our research. For now, we’ve filed this under ‘Rumors’, but hopefully we get confirmation soon.
At E3, Sony announced that it’s PlayStation Suite will be rebranded. The Android-compatible environment supported by a number of mobile and tablet devices as well as the PS Vita will now be known as PlayStation Mobile. In addition, HTC has signed with Sony as the first third-party manufacturer to support PlayStation Mobile.
At Sony’s E3 Press Conference, it was revealed that over 60 new titles will be coming to the portable console in 2012. This includes two of the new titles announced the event: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified. In addition, PSone Classis will soon be supported on the portable console.