Depending on your own perspective on mobile/touch screen gaming, this headline will make for interesting or depressing reading. Personally I find it quite interesting. The iPad has sold three million units of the new iPad in three short days.
Considering that Sony proudly sent out a press release announcing the PS Vita had sold 1.2 million after being available in Japan for almost three months prior, we can start to get a real idea of just how ubiquitous the iPad is as a portable device.
"The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday."
I'm not suggesting that the iPad is going to crush all handheld devices in its wake, but it's interesting to see just how massive the gap is between the sales of a multimedia device like the iPad and the PS Vita really is, particularly when the PS Vita is flirting with a similar target market.
Those are truly some incredible/terrifying numbers.