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Nintendo Switch Has Outsold Lifetime Sales of Playstation Vita in Japan

As reported by several different outlets, including Nintendolife.com, the Nintendo Switch has outsold lifetime sales of the Playstation Vita in Japan.


The Vita sales sits at about 5.9 million lifetime units in Japan with no real prospects of additional sales, as Sony has stated that they are ending the production of the PS Vita earlier this year.


Nintendo has sold approximately 6.1 million units in Japan. The real impressive feat about these stats is the fact that the Vita was released in 2011; Nintendo was able to outsell the system in roughly 2 years.


While the Vita may not have had the impact that the Switch has, the Vita was (and still is) a great system. I feel that they paved the way for a place for indie games on a handheld system. It's unfortunate that Sony couldn't bottle the magic that Nintendo seemed to have done with the Switch.


But this seems to be the problem with all of Sony's handheld systems, they couldn't compete with the DS either with the PSP. I can't put my finger on it, but there is something about Nintendo handheld products that seem to click better with gamers than their competition.


What are your thoughts? What does Nintendo do well that others don't? Do you own both systems and if so, what do you like about each system and which one do you like better? Let us know in the comments below!