The PlayStation Vita enjoyed something of a minor resurgence in Japan this week — aided by the release of Namco Bandai's Tales of Innocence R.

The remake propelled PlayStation Vita sales up to just under 19k, pushing it past its predecessor for the first time since launch.

From Software's mech battler, Armored Core V, took the software top-spot, selling over 163k units on PlayStation 3. The aforementioned Tales Of Innocence R finished up in third on the software charts, posting a pleasing 54k units.

The Nintendo 3DS continued to dominate, boosted by a strong debut from the exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations and the ongoing success of Monster Hunter 3 G.

Catch the full Japanese hardware and software sales below, courtesy of Media Create.

Software

  1. Armored Core 5 (From Software, PS3): 163,906 - NEW
  2. Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 3DS): 146,559 - NEW
  3. Tales of Innocence R (Namco Bandai, Vita): 54,853 - NEW
  4. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 29,230 (Life to date: 1,433,958)
  5. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 27,032 (1,186,898)
  6. Armored Core 5 (From Software, Xbox 360): 24,719 - NEW
  7. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 23,003 (1,288,495)
  8. Idolmaster Anime & G4U Pack Vol.4 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 18,179 - NEW
  9. Rhythm Thief (Sega, 3DS): 14,928 (46,526)
  10. Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 3DS): 10,479 (370,804)
  11. Gundam Mokuba no Kiseki (Namco Bandai, PSP): 9121 - NEW
  12. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 7837 (519,199)
  13. Musou Orochi 2 (Tecmo Koei, PS3): 7419 (355,033)
  14. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 7072 (178,978)
  15. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, PS3): 6405 (769,079)
  16. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 6280 (2,279,598)
  17. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 6056 (856,483)
  18. Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, 3DS): 5397 (487,201)
  19. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 5326 (3,495,100)
  20. Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo, Wii): 4873 (590,133)

Hardware

  1. 3DS: 84,789 (Last week: 80,960)
  2. PlayStation 3: 22,924 (21,155)
  3. PS Vita: 18,942 (15,219)
  4. PSP: 16,008 (17,181)
  5. Wii: 10,396 (10,173)
  6. Xbox 360: 1235 (1588)
  7. DSi XL: 1180 (1200)
  8. DSi: 738 (822)
  9. PlayStation 2: 713 (903)

[via eurogamer.net]