PlayStation Vita TV Currently Sold Out on Amazon Japan

9/10/2013 at 8:45 PM

Is Sony onto something big here?

Who knew that a system announced less than two days ago would be so insanely popular, let along being sold out completely. Over on Amazon Japan, the PlayStation Vita TV has sold out within a single day’s time, grabbing both consumer and developer attention alike.

It's been only a small amount of time since the announcement and PS Vita TV is already off to a fantastic start over in Japan. Within 24 hours, Japanese consumers took to Amazon and completely sold out the system, this includes both the stand-alone version and value pack version (with included DualShock 3 controller and an 8 GB memory card). Below are screenshots of the system’s listing on Amazon Japan:

It seems that people who like the idea of an OUYA-like microconsole, but wanted to put their money in a brand they trust (like Sony) are eating this new type of gaming product up. Even developers are already starting to see the potential in this new system, working to have their I.P. be ported to the Vita, such as WayForward’s Shantae.

PS Vita TV won’t be coming to the states for some time (releasing on November 14th in Japan), but it will be interesting to see what will happen when it eventually appears on Amazon in the states for pre-order. I wonder if Microsoft/Nintendo will follow suit with a microconsole of their own?