Vita Sales Surge In Japan
Maybe things are looking up for the PlayStation Vita. ...well, in Japan, at least.
According to GamesIndustry.biz citing the weekly Japanese sales charts, the PlayStation Vita has enjoyed a big surge, moving 13,091 units as compared to the 4,021 it moved the week prior. This also means it outsold the PSP, which hasn't been a common occurrence in recent months.
Of course, the Nintendo 3DS XL remains at the top of the heap; handhelds continue to dominate sales in Japan, while the top-selling console, the PlayStation 3, only sold 17,035 units. Here's the list:
- 3DS XL - 117,435 (Last week - 134,652)
- 3DS - 51,441 (52,425)
- PlayStation 3 - 17,035 (18,043)
- PlayStation Vita - 13,091 (4,021)
- PSP - 12,217 (12,076)
- Wii - 3,001 (2,921)
- Xbox 360 - 2,063 (2,908)
- PS2 - 723 (1,187)
- DSi - 196 (180)
- DSi LL - 157 (244)
Maybe it's a sign of better times ahead for the Vita. We're not sure which new title (if any) prompted such a rise, but there are no Vita games in the top 5 for software. Maybe Sony's portable just suddenly got a lot more attractive. It is a pretty slick little device, right?
11/23/2012 11:06:21 AM Ben Dutka