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PlayStation Vita Sells 321,000 Units First Week

Sony VP Kaz Hirai and Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House see off PlayStation Vita at the system's official launch event in central Tokyo on Saturday.

PlayStation Vita sold 321,407 units in its first week, Famitsu.com reported today citing statistics from Enterbrain. The figure covers two days of sales, December 17 and December 18.

For comparison, other first week portable system totals include:

  • Nintendo 3DS: 371,326 units (covers 2/26/2011 and 2/27/2011)
  • PSP: 166,074 units (covers just 12/12/2004)

Famitsu did not list a percentage sell through for the system (which would indicate how many units were shipped), but we should get details later in the week once Media Create and ASCII release their own figures.

Prior to the system's release, a Mainichi Digital contributor claimed to have heard reports of an initial shipment figure of 700,000 units.

Officially, Sony has only said that it will be shipping 500,000 units of the 3G/Wi-Fi model as a limited edition that includes 100 hours of free 3G access. It said that it expects to sell through this initial lot quickly.

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