Even though it's too early to make a conclusive statement, Sony's newly launched handheld game console PlayStation Vita is losing against rival Nintendo 3DS in terms of sales. At least that's what the sales records of both the devices over the past weekend have demonstrated.
According to reports, the PS Vita sold 312,407 units in Japan during the last weekend - no doubt an impressive figure; nevertheless, the 3DS sold 371,326 units during the same two days, as reported by the Register.
Sales of the PS Vita however remain more or less the same as what was expected from it before the launch. However, after Sony decided to increase shipments from 500,000 to 700,000 units, the expectations quite expectantly rose too.
Despite some serious glitches discovered in a quite a few of the consoles - such as the device freezing altogether suddenly and the issues of malfunctioning touchscreens, the PS Vita has so far managed to exhibit an impressive performance in the Japanese market.
But then, it remains to be seen as to which gaming system - PS Vita or the 3DS - will have the final laugh in the long run. This will become even more evident after the holiday season is over.