A new report in Famitsu indicates that sales of Minecraft for the PS Vita have been quite good recently as total sales for the handheld version now top 200,000 as of January 26. This is up from 100,000 units sold as of December 17.
Total sales of Minecraft on all PlayStation platforms in Japan has been 500,000 across the PS Vita, PS3, and PS4. Since the PS Vita version was released three months after the PS3 edition, it’s surprising that the Vita has been able to capture such a large share of the market.
Or perhaps it’s not that surprising when you look at data gathered from a recent survey that indicates among school children in Japan the Vita is the second most popular way for kids to play Minecraft. These numbers are certain to increase with the retail release coming soon.