The PS Vita can’t certainly be defined a runaway success, but especially since the release of the lighter PCH-2000 model, it has done reasonably well in Japan.
Today’s Media Create chart, combined with historical data, reveals that the console has now sold just over five million units in the archipelago of the rising sun. More precisely, it’s at 5,004,560 units that have found a loving Japanese home… or pocket.
The Vita has been out in Japan about four years and a half, having released on December 17th, 2011. It hasn’t managed to keep up with the sales of its portable competitor, Nintendo’s 3DS, that is currently at 20,768,768 units sold locally, with only a few more months on the shelves.