Did I say 16.5k? I meant 56.5k, my bad. That's a good result! I'm please, I honestly reckon DR may have had as much of an influence as the new model, but either way things are looking up! Vita may yet have a decent holiday season!
The new Vita model zoomed up the charts when it was announced. The new Wii U bundles are doing very little business in regards to pre-orders. I'd expect 15k max when they hit..unless Nintendo really goes out all guns blazing with marketing.
Increased prices won't move hardware..even if it's good value compared to the old model. I'd have cut the price by 20% and pre-loaded those $.30 virtual console games they had on offer.
A system that far from holidays was able to see 45k bump for new "good" (but not great" games (sales-wise, note), was ready to see a bump for new model and new colors.
Very strong debut for GTA V too. Congrats to both of those.