Sony Computer Entertainment UK managing director Fergal Gara has told CVG that the consumer response to PS Vita has been "very encouraging".
Speaking in a newly published interview following Vita's launch today, the exec said: "First of all, the excitement of a midnight console launch was great to see - it's my first time seeing that first-hand, on this side of the fence. It was fantastic to see that enthusiasm.
"We are in a new world, of course, where early sales don't only come from queuing at midnight, and there are a hell of a lot of pre-orders shipping today, which have been ordered either through retailers or online specialists, so judging the numbers at this stage is very hard. But people are coming through with re-orders, which is always exciting to see."
Gara also said the company has a comfortable amount of stock. "We've got enough to satisfy demand; it depends how big those re-orders are and how the week plays out. We're seeing encouraging signs, but it's very, very early."