PlayStation Vita sales surged to 62,543 units in Japan following last week’s price cut. The system – which saw its cost slashed to ¥19,980 on 28th February – sold out in some stores, prompting SCEJ executive Hiroshi Kawano to hint that sales had quadrupled. However, the system actually performed better than the 40k figure that the executive insinuated, proving that there’s still life in the system yet.
Of course, the boost means very little at this stage. The key test for Sony’s struggling handheld will be if it can settle at a sustainable level. Soul Sacrifice is poised to release next week, which could give the platform another bump. Hopefully it’s sales start to stabilise beyond that point.