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Japanese Sales Charts: New Year Lull Brings PlayStation Vita Sales Below 20,000

Posted by Sammy Barker

Before we start rushing for the doomed boat, it's worth pointing out that, while PlayStation Vita's Japanese sales are disappointing once again this week, they are not entirely out of whack with the other trends in the market

Still, the recently released system suffered an almighty dip, selling approximately 50% of last week's tally, a number which is, triumphantly for the doomed brigade, less than 20,000 units.

To be precise, it managed to sell just 18,361 units. The positive news is that every other system was down by about the same percentage (roughly). But still, it's not good news, and Sony desperately needs the PS Vita's second wave of software to drop quickly. Despite the strong launch line-up, it's been a wasteland in Japan since the middle of December. We're not sure the latest WipEout's going to do much to appeal to Japanese gamers, but it's a start.

The New Year lull affected all of Sony's systems, with PSP scraping just 22k units and PS3 managing 30k. Even the 3DS dipped by about half, though it still managed to sell a triumphant 100k units. The Nintendo system is pretty much unstoppable in Japan right now.

At least some PlayStation software managed to finish on top, with Namco Bandai's Super Robot Taise OG Saga Masou Kishin II taking the lead of a decidedly slow week. The Nintendo 3DS trifecta rounded out the top five, while Final Fantasy XIII-2 held on in eighth.

Hit the jump for the full list of hardware and software sales, courtesy of Media Create.

Hardware

  • 1. 3DS: 100,668 (240,819)
  • 2. PS3: 30,332 (74,459)
  • 3. PSP: 22,538 (71,033)
  • 4. PSV: 18,361 (42,915)
  • 5. Wii: 14,179 (49,525)
  • 6. DSi LL: 1,515 (3,971)
  • 7. X360: 1,519 (2,738)
  • 8. DSi: 1,206 (3,565)
  • 9. PS2: 766 (1,323)

Software

  • [PSP] 01. Super Robot Taise OG Saga Masou Kishin II (Namco Bandai, 01/12): 81,996 <- NEW
  • [3DS] 02. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01): 52,266 (1,369,623)
  • [3DS] 03. Monster Hunter 3G (Cacpom, 12/10): 44,644 (1,128,498)
  • [3DS] 04. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 40,154 (1,239,440)
  • [3DS] 05. Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 12/15): 20,777 (346,135)
  • [PS3] 06. Musou Orochi 2 (Tecmo Koei, 12/22): 20,409 (336,925)
  • [3DS] 07. Spirit Camera (Nintendo, 01/12): 16,351 <- NEW
  • [PS3] 08. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15): 14,407 (753,968)
  • [3DS] 09. Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble (Namco Bandai, 01/12): 12,819 <- NEW
  • [WII] 10. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 12,370 (503,048)
  • [WII] 11. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11/11/2010): 10,076 (843,833)
  • [WII] 12. Wii Party (Nintendo, 07/08/2010): 9,383 (2,266,185)
  • [PSP] 13. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best(Cacpom, 09/22): 9,342 (163,780)
  • [WII] 14. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version (Namco Bandai,, 11/23): 9,049 (206,052)
  • [WII] 15. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, 04/10/2008): 8,978 (3,483,638)
  • [WII] 16. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 8,931 (579,098)
  • [WII] 17. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai,, 10/20): 8,162 (216,180)
  • [3DS] 18. Nintendogs + cats (Nintendo, 02/26): 7,958 (475,872)
  • [PS3] 19. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Dubbed Version (Square Enix, 12/22): 7,772 (90,446)
  • [WII] 20. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme (Level-5, 12/22): 6,716 (134,126)

[via andriasang.com]

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