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The handheld gaming system is meeting sales expectations in some areas, but not quite others

Sony's PlayStation Vita looks to be doing pretty well in the sales department -- well, in most places, anyway.

At IFA 2012, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai told Reuters that its portable gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, is close to meeting overall sales expectations, albeit certain areas falling a bit behind. Hirai didn't mention which areas, though.

"Worldwide, the Vita is pretty much along where we would expect it to be, maybe trending behind in certain territories," said Hirai.

As of June 30, 2012, Sony had sold 2.2 million Vitas worldwide. Only 400,000 units were sold through April, May and June. During that same time period, 1,000,000 Sony PSPs were sold.

Sony is hoping for a boost when its PlayStation Mobile device is released in late 2012.

The fact that PS Vita sales are doing okay is a testament to the continued relevance of mobile gaming devices in an era of smartphone/tablet-based mobile gaming.

Source: Reuters

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