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It looks like the PlayStation Vita is off to a solid start in the west, as First Edition Bundles of the system completely sold out.


In an interview with GameSpot, Guy Longworth, Sony’s senior VP of PlayStation marketing shared the company’s excitement over the successful launch of the Vita. With regard to initial sales, he said:

It went great. We sold out our prelaunch bundles, so we’re excited about that. We got a great response to it.


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I was a bit worried about launch sale numbers but this is a pretty good indicator of how well it's doing in the west.

please do not copy the entire article, their site traffic matters too - jarg
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Yeah well when I went to GAME to go get one with my mate they were discussing selling out of certain bundles/games etc.
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My opinion so far is that Uncharted isn't all that great. The ones for PS3 are much better. It really has nothing to do with the Vita, it just doesn't seem like this Uncharted: Golden Abyss got much love.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It's pretty much a climbing and platforming game with chances to shoot people in between.

However, Lumines is awesome, just like the ones for PSP, also love the selection of titles from the Playstation Store, you can get any game from there you would get from the retail stores, for $4-5 less, no real reason to buy retail unless you want physical media.
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I agree, uncharted on the Vita isn't nearly as great. Too much shoehorned in touchscreen functionality.


Also, I didn't see them mention how many FEB are there? Don't get me wrong, I bought one just to get it one week before the 22nd launch, but that "sold out" statement without numbers is useless. For all know, Sony only launched 10k FEBs, and that's what sold out, lol.
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They didnt "sell out"
You can walk into a lot of Best Buys and Gamestops and buy one now if you wanted to, at least in IL that's the case...and MI as well.
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I got burned pretty bad when it took Sony 4 years to release Gran turismo on the PSP, so I refuse to even take a second look at the PSP Vita. Also I'm not on the go as much as I used to be back then, so I really have no need for a portable gaming device.
     
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They didnt "sell out"
You can walk into a lot of Best Buys and Gamestops and buy one now if you wanted to, at least in IL that's the case...and MI as well.

They're specifically talking about the "First Edition" bundle, which can with Little Deviants, and a protective case (and some other minor things). You're saying they still have those specific bundles in stock?
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They're specifically talking about the "First Edition" bundle, which can with Little Deviants, and a protective case (and some other minor things). You're saying they still have those specific bundles in stock?

I was at a Best Buy in Dallas, Texas earlier picking up a Vita for myself. They must have had at *least* 10 First Edition bundles in the locked display case. Sony sold out of First Edition bundles, that doesn't mean all of the retailers that bought them from Sony have sold out of their stock.
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I was at a Best Buy in Dallas, Texas earlier picking up a Vita for myself. They must have had at *least* 10 First Edition bundles in the locked display case. Sony sold out of First Edition bundles, that doesn't mean all of the retailers that bought them from Sony have sold out of their stock.

Ah yes that sounds about right. They cannot know if everyone they sold them to sold out all of theirs. So I agree with what others have said, that this is no indication yet, of how well the Vita is selling.
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i wonder if we ll be able to put in a t-mobile sim card!i got a nice data plan and wifi calling !i would love it.and ya sony is sold out,not the retailer!
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