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Around 60% of PS4 owners also have a PS Vita
Around 60% of PS4 owners also have a PS Vita
February 11, 2014 | By Mike Rose

February 11, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld may still be flagging in terms of sales, but a couple of tidbits of information regarding the device this week have shed some interesting light on how the Vita is being utilized.

According to IGN, Sony revealed at a closed-door meeting this week that 48 percent of PS Vita's game sales are digital. To put that into perspective, digital sales on the Nintendo 3DS -- Vita's closest rival -- currently account for around 9 percent of total game sales on the handheld.

Sony also says that one in three PS Vita owners have bought a PlayStation 4. That's pretty impressive when you consider that Sony has sold around 7.5 million Vitas to date, which means around 2.5 million people own both a PS Vita and a PS4.

It becomes even more impressive to note that 4.2 million PS4s have been sold -- hence, approximately 60 percent of PS4 owners also have a PS Vita, meaning that future Vita-PS4 cross functionality will potentially be on Sony's mind right now.

Having said that, Sony says that only around 250,000 people have tried out the Remote Play functionality between Vita and PS4 -- around 10 percent of those people who own both a Vita and a PS4.


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Jarod Smiley
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interesting...When Vita his the 10 million mark, will it be enough for more support from Sony and third parties? Is that 7.5 million reliable? I thought Vita was all but dead judging from forum talk.

All I see is port port ports everywhere! lol...Not saying those are bad games, but more Tearaway please. oh, and Bundle Mincecraft with a local multiplayer already Sony, what's wrong with you?

I know the hardcore love it though, indy games are flourishing it seems on the platform. Just would like a little more from Sony in the way of original content. Hell Divers and stuff like that need to come more often. And can I get some more Japanese support? Man, I thought Vita would be the RPG dream machine.

Theresa Catalano
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I have a Vita. Gravity Rush was amazing, one of the best games of that year. Can we please get Gravity Rush 2?

Jarod Smiley
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^Gravity Rush 2 was actually announced at TGS..it's definitely on the way and I agree it was one of my favorite games of last year too, very nice motion controls and abilities.

But Sony is still light, so far, all I know that's coming from them on Vita is Gravity Rush 2, Soul Sacrifice Delta, and likely afterwards a full sequel, Freedom Wars, and some PS3/Vita stuff like Hell Divers. I would imagine Tearaway might see a sequel with it's very strong critical reception, but not sure how well its sold digitally, because it's hard copy sales weren't very high.

Mark Kilborn
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I own a Vita. Play it quite a bit. It's weird it seems to get so little attention from a lot of the other devs I know, I've played some outstanding games on it. It's kind of become THE indie handheld to me as well, which is great, because I rarely have time to sit at a computer or console to play games.

Matthew Mouras
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Love my VITA. It is the RPG dream machine in as much as it plays PS1 and PSP rpgs... that you purchase again from PSN :)

Kujel s
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These numbers suggest to me mostly the die hard fans baught ps4s and that many more are holding off buying one or an xbox one for at least a year or two.

Justin Kovac
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Now about that VitaTV and cheaper memory cards. I have a nice backlog of PS+ Vita games to try.

Joe Zachery
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Almost 3 million of the 7.4 is from Japan that does not have PS4s to buy yet. Leaving around 4 million between Europe, and US which most being from Europe. After the holiday sales numbers there is no evidence that the US is helping push the Vita. So I think just like the Playstation brand Europe is pushing the PS4 to Vita combo.

Francisco Javier Espejo Gargallo
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Really, if you own a PS3, a Vita or a PS4, joining the PlayStation Plus service and getting other devices it's just a great deal. it's like having 72 free retail games, and that makes a good idea to get a PS4 even if you don't have too much interest in the actual catalog. I own a PS3 and a Vita with the PSPlus and I'm thinking of getting the PS4 even withouth having time to play it, just because to download all the PSPlus games and play it latter.

Justin Kovac
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You can 'purchase' PS+ games regardless if you own the platform or not, via the browser PSN store. I have a nice backlog of Vita games and no Vita yet.

Philippe Le Garrec
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@ Francisco Javier Espejo Gargallo : If you're a PS+ subscriber, you don't need to buy a new gen console to pre-download the "free" PS4 catalog. Just pick up the games online on the SEN site. When you get a PS4 later, they'll still be waiting for you in your "download list".


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