Well, this is a surprise – and it makes the absence of a themed hardware bundle for the holidays all the more confusing. The physical version of Minecraft: PS Vita Edition has secured the third-biggest debut ever for the PlayStation Vita in the UK, with only launch titles Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football getting off to stronger starts.

Fascinatingly, the packaged portable release also represents the best ever Minecraft launch on a PlayStation platform, with the popular PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 editions both selling less at retail than the hotly anticipated handheld port. As far as we’re concerned, this proves that with the right software there is very much still a market for the misunderstood machine – it’s just a shame that Sony appears to have given up.

[source eurogamer.net]