PlayStation Vita owners in North America might feel a little left out after Sony denied the handheld would be getting a price drop outside of Japan. We may not be getting the price drop, but it certainly had a huge effect on Japanese Vita sales.
According to Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano, the PS Vita’s sales have increased four-fold since its price drop in the region. If this is the case, then the handheld moved over 40,000 units in the week since February 28.
We’ll have to wait for the official NPD numbers, but an increase in sales is good news for Vita owners everywhere. The low install base is a detriment to the console, as studios are less likely to develop on a platform that doesn’t sell. With more units out there, we may be seeing a more diverse array of Vita titles in the future — and who knows, we may get that price drop sometime this year as well.