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Price Cut, Soul Sacrifice Allow Vita To Top Japanese Sales Charts

A price drop and an anticipated title arriving at about the same time = SALES SURGE. Love to see this, even if we're only talking about one week.

As reported by 4Gamer (and cited by Joystiq), the PlayStation Vita topped the Media Create sales charts in Japan last week, thanks to the recent price drop and the launch of the well-received Soul Sacrifice.

Thanks to the Monster Hunter-like title from Keiji Inafune And Co. and the more attractive price tag, Sony's new portable sold 63,581 units, which topped the combined 61,008 sales of the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL. The struggling Wii U came in at only 9,454 units and with Sony and Microsoft yet to launch their new systems, Nintendo's console could be facing tough times. But that's a different subject.

Soul Sacrifice landed at #2 and #10 on the software charts; one spot for the standalone game and hardware bundle (92,396 copies) and one spot for the "Kyoutou Double Pack" (22,050 copies). So if you combine those sales, the game actually outsold the #1 title for the week, Hatsune Miku Project Diva F for the PlayStation 3. Soul Sacrifice is slated to release in the US on April 30 but it probably won't generate the same sales spike here, especially because we don't yet have a Vita price cut.

Tags: vita, playstation vita, vita sales, soul sacrifice, vita japanese sales

3/13/2013 9:28:15 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (7 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 10:39:02 PM
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I wouldn't expect a cut until we get closer to PS4 time when they will be hitting the cross-play fun tech really hard.

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Gordo
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 3:19:45 AM
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Happy for the Vita. It is an excellent piece of tech. Persona 4 Golden is devouring my time. Jeez I am so crap at JRPGs... Have to play it on easy. My old brain isn't up to it anymore!

Soul sacrifice looks like a purchase!

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PoopsMcGee
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 11:30:54 AM

P4G has got me completely hooked as well! I had never bothered with the Persona series before because I was turned off by the modern high-school setting but I should not of ignored them. P4G is amazing old-school turn-based fun like I haven't played in a while...


And I can't wait to check out Soul Sacrifice!

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 4:01:44 AM
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Less than 10.000 WiiU units sold. Wow. That is... That is a dead box as far as I am concerned.

That was the last console from them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 7:17:51 AM

one can hope (No Nintendo hate here, I'd just rather they become a software company)

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JROD0823
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 2:52:37 PM
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I already have a Vita, but that Soul Sacrifice Vita bundle looks beautiful, sad to see that it isn't likely coming to the western world. :(

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riptide8
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 1:41:22 PM
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Copy reserved, but where is my red vita love for USA. I have to turn my white AC vita over to my boy and I need me that red one.C'Mon just because we are a franchise here in USA dosen't me mean we should get stiffed.USA sony execs, your fired.Get out of the way and let me do the job :)))"GIT ER DONE"
Leave it to a SO CAL surfer with a track record of funding 15 mill. a month in sales. GEEZ.

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