Sony says it has sold 1.2M of the PlayStation Vita

NEW YORK (AP) ? Sony says it has sold 1.2 million PlayStation Vitas worldwide.

The handheld game system launched last week in North America, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere. It went on sale in December in Japan and other parts of Asia.

Sony Corp. said Tuesday that the sales figure is as of Feb. 26. It did not break out figures by region, so it’s not known how many of the sales came from last week’s launch.

More than 2 million games have been sold for the device. The Vita costs $250 or $300 in the U.S. depending on what type of wireless connection you want. It has a front and a back touch screen and two analog controllers to use for shooters and a bevy of other games.