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Sony PS Vita Hardware Sales in Japan Pick Up Following Release of Persona 4: The Golden Game
[June 29, 2012]

Sony PS Vita Hardware Sales in Japan Pick Up Following Release of Persona 4: The Golden Game

Phoenix, AZ, Jun 29, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- After several months languishing in the doldrums, sales of the PS Vita handheld games console in Japan have finally begun to pick up, thanks to the release of the highly anticipated game, Persona 4: The Golden, on the system., the leading online news and tips magazine for PS Vita gamers, revealed that over 130,000 copies of Persona 4: The Golden were sold last week, which is more than double the number of first week sales of the handheld console's previous top-selling game, Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny.

With the release of Persona 4: The Golden, sales of the PS Vita itself have also seen a noticeable increase, with almost 35,000 units sold in the same week as the game was released, lending weight to the theory that there is nothing wrong with the PS Vita itself, only that a lack of top titles have prevented the console from taking off.

Dan Lim, editor of, said that with the release of Persona 4: The Golden and other top titles to come in the months ahead, it was only a matter of time before the PS Vita demonstrated its true potential: "There's no doubt about it, the PS Vita is a top handheld games console. A number of critics have slammed the PS Vita and labeled it a dead duck - but we strongly disagree with that. The PS Vita is an exceptional platform for games like Persona 4: The Golden, as the first week sales have shown. And with the upcoming release of titles like Metal Gear Solid: HD Edition and Time Travelers to come next month, we're expecting the PS Vita to mount a serious challenge to the dominance of the Nintendo 3DS." reported that the PS Vita is already making inroads into the Nintendo 3DS, with last week's hardware sales figures of 34,459 nearing 50% of the total number of its rivals' hardware sales - a huge milestone for the PS Vita.

About is a leading online news magazine for the PS Vita handheld console, providing regular updates of the latest games reviews and reports on upcoming titles. In addition, contains a wealth of hints, tips and cheats for the most popular PS Vita games, which makes a vital resource for all serious gamers. For more information, please visit their official website at

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