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Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Sells 42K, 3DS Unstoppable

Posted by Sammy Barker

Considering all the doom and gloom around the Internet regarding the PlayStation Vita's unspectacular second week sales, the system actually held relatively well in its third week

Given some armchair analysts were expecting the sytem to drop as low as 10k units, its actual sell through of 42k units looks mightily impressive in comparison.

Of course, it's still a long way away from where a newly launched system should be — and lightyears away from the resurged Nintendo 3DS — but it's a strong enough showing to put an end to some of the more exuberant "doomed" nonsense that's plagued the 'net over the past seven days.

The PS Vita's strongest competitor continues to be its predecessor, with the PSP outselling Sony's new platform for the second week running. The numbers were much tighter this time around though, with the PSP pushing a decent 62k and the PS3 managing 67k.

Life-to-date numbers for the PlayStation Vita now stand at just under 440k units, which is just shy of Sony's initial 500k shipment. So it's not all bad for the device's first two and a half weeks on the market.

Slightly more worrying though, just two PS Vita title made the software top thirty, with Hot Shots Golf 6 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss landing in 28th and 29th respectively.

Hit the jump for the full break down of Japanese hardware and software sales, courtesy of Media Create.


  • 3DS - 197,952
  • PS3 - 67,199
  • PSP - 62,746
  • PS Vita - 42,648
  • Wii - 33,208
  • DSi XL - 3,356
  • Xbox 360 - 2,453
  • DSi - 2,418
  • PS2 - 1,659
  • DS Lite - 28


  1. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 - 109.000 / 1.160.000
  2. [3DS] Monster Hunter Tri G - 100.000 / 985.000
  3. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 2 - 73.000 / 274.000
  4. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land - 68.000 / 1.080.000
  5. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 61.000 / 704.000
  6. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark - 48.000 / 269.000
  7. [WII] Just Dance Wii
  8. [WII] Kirby's Return to Dream Land
  9. [WII] Wii Party
  10. [3DS] SD Gundam G Generation 3D
  11. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus
  12. [WII] Mario Kart Wii
  13. [WII] Go Vacation
  14. [PS3] The Idolmaster 2
  15. [WII] Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme
  16. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii: Definitive Edition
  17. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012
  18. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Dubbed Edition
  19. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 - Ketteiban
  20. [PSP] Frontier Gate
  21. [WII] Rhythm Heaven: Fever
  22. [NDS] Magician's Quest: Oshare na Mahou Tsukai
  23. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats
  24. [NDS] One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 - New World
  25. [WII] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  26. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3
  27. [WII] Itadaki Street Wii
  28. [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  29. [PSV] Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  30. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs.


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