3DS sales reassure Sony’s Vita

The improved sales of the 3DS have seemingly reassured Sony in the company’s quest to sell the PS Vita.

Speaking to the PlayStation Blog at CES this year, Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House was quite positive about the future of the handheld. He said: “Normally we don’t really reference the competition a lot when we talk about the PlayStation business, but in this case it’s perhaps a little salutary that the sales of the 3DS – you know, having the advantage of releasing a little bit ahead of us – have been exceedingly good.”

“I think that shows that there is in general a lot of demand for a gaming primary portable device, which is how I would describe Vita.

“But you know, our device in contrast has just so much more to offer. What I think we’ve done is point to a market that really has started out with potentially casual games that are on other devices, but now wants a deeper, a better or more premiere gaming experiences.”

It’s no secret that Vita hasn’t been pulling stunning numbers out of its Japanese release so far (the system just passed 500,000 units over there), but neither did the 3DS during its own launch. Could Sony turn things around by next Christmas?