WiFi Vita dominates at UK retail

Almost eight out of ten people buying PS Vita at UK retail picked up the cheaper WiFi-only model.

The figure comes from UKIE’s weekly software chart, which suggested Sony’s new handheld had enjoyed a strong launch. While hardware sales figures won’t be revealed until Sony chooses to make them public, we do know that 79 per cent chose the WiFi model over its 3G equivalent.

It mirrors Vita’s fortunes in Japan, where Media Create data has today revealed that the 3G version outsold the WiFi model in the system’s first three weeks on sale.

Vita exclusive Uncharted: Golden Abyss was this morning named the new UK all-formats number one, accounting for 31 per cent of all Vita software sales.