If Sony has any worries about its upcoming handheld console not doing well, they’ve got nothing to fear. Judging by the number of pre-orders that Amazon has been receiving for the PlayStation Vita, it looks like Sony has got a hit on its hands. While the console is still months away from arriving (end of year in Japan, early next year in the US) – demand for it has been growing steadily. Over the past week, pre-orders for the WiFi-only Vita rose 26% to hit no. 396 in Amazon’s Video Games division.

The PlayStation Vita will be the true successor to the PlayStation Portable, with dual analog sticks, a 5″ multi-touch OLED display, 3G, GPS, a rear touch panel, compass, WiFi, 3G, cameras (front and rear), built-in mics and more. How many of you have pre-ordered a Vita for yourself? If you’re interested in you can check  it out on Amazon (WiFi-only $249.99, 3G $299.99), or you can read our hands on preview of the console we published back in June.

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