The PS4 is Propping up the Vita in the UK

vitaps41PS Vita sales have seen a significant increase in the UK recently. What’s behind their success? You could say that a lot of it has to do with the launch of the PS4.

PS Vita sales have seen a significant increase in the UK recently. What’s behind their success? You could say that a lot of it has to do with the launch of the PS4.

 

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Since the PlayStation 4 launched in the UK last year, the PS Vita’s sales have jumped 163 percent. According to Fergal Gara, marketing director for Sony UK & Ireland, much of that increase can be attributed to the appeal of the Remote Play feature.

 

“There was a 163% uplift in PS Vita sales post PS4 launch,” said Gara. “A significant number of PS Vita purchasers in the UK indicated that Remote Play was their reason for purchase, and we are subsequently seeing lots of these new PS Vita users connecting to PS4 with this feature.”

 

The UK will receive a redesigned Vita model on February 7th that was previously only available in Japan, which will likely make the handheld’s sales go even higher.

 

Have you been using the Vita with the PS4?

 

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