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Sony increases Vita shipment by 200,000 units - report

Sources say that pre-order demand for Japanese launch higher than expected

Pre-order demand for the PlayStation Vita has prompted Sony to ship an extra 200,000 units ahead of its Japanese launch tomorrow.

According to to a report on Andriasang, a columnist for the Japanese website Mainichi Digital heard from various sources that Sony initially planned to ship 500,000 units.

However, several major retailers - including Tsutaya, Yodbashi Camera and Bic Camera - were concerned that the high number of pre-orders threatened their ability to make the Vita available to customers who didn't place an order in advance,

The Vita's initial shipment is now thought to exceed 700,000.

To read today's editorial, in which Rob Fahey assesses the Vita's importance, click here.

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