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Japanese Sales: Vita surges with Price drop, but 3DS still is #1

The PlayStation Vita saw a nice bump in hardware sales due to the price drop and some quality titles being released. However, the 3DS still outsold the Vita, and the Vita sold far less than the 3DS did when the 3DS received it’s price drop a few years ago. Get the full charts, including software below. 

Sony has stated that sales of the Vita have quadrupled since the price cut. The Vita sold a nice total of 62,543 units from February 25 to March 3rd.

The 3DS still sold the most about of units when you combine the standard unit and the XL unit. Check out the full chart below.

  1. PlayStation Vita – 62,543 (11,456)
  2. 3DS LL – 50,265 (49,317)
  3. 3DS – 27,174 (25,412)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 25,725 (18,529)
  5. PSP – 11,171 (8,981)
  6. Wii U – 10,021 (9,633)
    Wii – 1,383 (1,317)
  7. Xbox 360 – 486 (473)

PLATFORM TOTALS

3DS – 11
PS3 – 3
Vita – 3
PSP -2
Wii – 1

Media Create software chart

 

  1. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Tecmo Koei, 02/28/13) – 203,224 (New)
  2. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies (Level-5, 02/28/13) – 130,686(New)
  3. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (Marvelous AQL, 02/28/13) – 94,324 (New)
  4. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 88,386(New)
  5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 73,615 (2,739,654)
  6. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 63,089(New)
  7. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega, 02/28/13) – 61,227 (New)
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 02/21/13) – 60,394 (369,075)
  9. [PSP] Shining Ark (Sega, 02/28/13) – 54,837 (New)
  10. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (Square Enix, 02/07/13) – 46,878 (1,135,220)
  11. [3DS] Touch Detective: Nameko Big Breeding (Success, 02/28/13) – 28,367(New)
  12. [PSP] D.C. III Plus (Kadokawa Games, 02/28/13) – 12,444 (New)
  13. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 10,208 (1,942,364)
  14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 9,177 (244,642)
  15. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 7,737 (413,787)
  16. [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (SCE, 12/17/11) – 7,616 (184,192)
  17. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 5,983 (435,146)
  18. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 5,815 (35,217)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 5,307 (1,988,455)
  20. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 12/27/12) – 5,236 (241,576)
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4 Responses to Japanese Sales: Vita surges with Price drop, but 3DS still is #1

  1. sergio111293 says:

    That's good for Sony but it still doesn't have that many games that interest me, so unless they slash the price in America and start to actually Support the handheld with software instead of just using it as an expensive PS4 controller, I won't be buying one. :/

    • Furious Francis says:

      Yeah I know, people complain about the Wii U gamepad but go crazy when you can use a Vita, that costs $200+ as a controller. Doesnt make sense to me.

  2. jesgrad07 says:

    Good for the Vita in Japan. Now if they would do that for the rest of the world, lower the price of the memory, and give it more must have games it might do well. I doubt it will catch up with the 3DS…not with Pokemon X and Y coming October, but it doesn't need to. It just needs to turn a profit for Sony.

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