Sony Corp.’s Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle and Wi-Fi SKU ranked in the top 10 pre-order products at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to building advanced demand.
This week, the Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle ranked as the No. 6 best-selling pre-order product at Bestbuy.com.
The Wi-Fi SKU ranked at No. 5 in the same period.
Sony this month began holding Vita Hill Social Club events to allow U.S. consumers to preview the PS Vita handheld in select locations across the nation.
The hardware has sold 500,000 units in Japan since launch Dec. 17.
The Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle, to be sold Feb. 15, 2012, will include the PS Vita 3G / Wi-Fi SKU, 4GB Memory Card, limited edition case, a copy of Little Deviants, and will ship one week earlier than the stand-alone PS Vita SKU at $349.99.
The Playstation Vita will be sold in the U.S Feb. 22.
The handheld will launch simultaneously in Europe, Canada and Latin America the same day.
The Wi-Fi only model will sell at $249.99. The 3G model will sell at $299.99.
First-party launch titles include Escape Plan, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, Little Deviants, ModNation Racers: Road Trip, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048.
Key third-party launch titles include EA Inc.’s EA Sports FIFA Soccer, Ubisoft Inc.’s Lumines Electronic Symphony, Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Touch My Katamari, Capcom Co.’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Sega Corp.’s Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition.