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Sony's Kaz Hirai says Vita sales as expected, 'trending behind' in regions

PlayStation Vita
PlayStation Vita

Sony president Kaz Hirai says that PlayStation Vita sales are as expected, but the handheld is "trending behind" in certain regions.

PlayStation Vita sales are meeting expectations but still lacking in certain regions, according to Sony CEO Kaz Hirai.

"Worldwide, the Vita is pretty much along where we would expect it to be, maybe trending behind in certain territories," Hirai told Reuters today at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin ("Berlin Radio Show"), Europe's largest industrial trade show.

Hirai declined to comment on which regions are showing slower sales.

Earlier this month at Gamescom in Cologne, Sony president Shuhei Yoshida told Polygon that the Vita had sold well but left room for improvement.

"In terms of sales it's doing as well as last month, so we'd like to see it go up significantly," he said.

The Vita has sold 2.2 million units as of June 30th, but is still outsold by Nintendo's 3DS.

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