PlayStation Vita vs PSP – VGChartz Gap Charts – August 2013 Update

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 September 2013 / 9,075 Views

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles.

PlayStation Vita vs PSP – VGCharts Gap Charts

PlayStation Vita Vs. PSP Global:

Gap change in latest month: 357,628 - PSP

Gap change over last 12 months: 8,273,851 - PSP

Total Lead: 9,705,370 – PSP

PlayStation Vita Total Sales: 5,657,694

PSP Total Sales: 15,363,064

The PlayStation Vita has been on the market for 21 month and only beat the PSP in its first and third month. Since then the PSP has outsold the PlayStation Vita every month. It took seven months for the gap to grow to one million units, but since then the gap has grown at a much faster pace.

In the latest month the PlayStation Vita fell a further 357,628 units behind the PSP, bringing the total gap to 9.71 million units. Both handhelds launched in December in Japan, the PSP in December 2004 and the Vita in December 2011. The Vita launched in February 2012 outside of Japan, while the PSP launched in North America in March 2005 and September 2005 in Europe.


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4 Comments

Salnax (on 17 September 2013)

TIL that the Vita was ahead of the PSP at one point.


Michael-5 (on 17 September 2013)

BTW good article! I was worried about WiiU after your WiiU gap, but after seeing Vita I can see it's not the only system to struggle. Save 3DS for after Pokemon if possible.


Michael-5 (on 17 September 2013)

PSP had Grand Theft Auto, and good JRPG's only a couple years after launch. PSV consistantly only has 1 or 2 good exclusives planned, and they rarely target the Japanese Audience. Plus no Monster Hunter.


Salnax (on 17 September 2013)

Monster Hunter wasn't a big PSP series until 2008 or so, so mentioning its influence on the PSP's early life is a bit silly.


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UnknownFact (on 17 September 2013)

However MH being at Nintendo instead of Sony is hurting the PSV brand real badly.


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Lawlight (on 17 September 2013)

I wouldn't be surprised if the 3DS is tracking behind the PSP too.


Salnax (on 17 September 2013)

I'm pretty sure the 3DS is ahead. That said, its been a bad gen for handheld sales in general. This surprises me, considering how the rise of the PC after 1995 or so didn't really hurt the console market, in contrast to the mobile devices.


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