It really does feel like Japan has given up on Vita for the time being. At this point, the handheld is guaranteed a fresh wave of negative press every week. And it’s really hard to put a positive spin on the system’s latest numbers, with the console selling just 6,340 units.

The one redeeming note is that all hardware fell sharply following last week’s Golden Week. Nintendo’s unstoppable 3DS, for example, was down by a whopping 50%, while the PS3 and PSP also shed around 10k units apiece. But when the Vita is already posting such dismal numbers, a significant drop such as this just doesn’t look good at all.

Software wasn’t much better either. Starhawk’s entry in fourth may seem like a strong debut at first glance, until you read the pathetic 12,873 units figure attached to it. In fact, this week’s 20th best selling game sold a miserable 2,819 copies. Depressing.

Feel free to browse the sorry sales numbers below.

Hardware

1. 3DS: 46,425 (Last week: 91,868)
2. PlayStation 3: 12,996 (23,478)
3. PSP: 12,247 (20,033)
4. Vita: 6340 (10,583)
5. Wii: 6073 (15,789)
6. PlayStation 2: 1212 (1611)
7. Xbox 360: 1023 (1420)
8. DSi XL: 819 (1097)
9. DSi: 387 (814)

Software

1. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, Wii): 37,353 (Life to date: 334,821)
2. Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, 3DS): 16,530 (361,790)
3. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, PS3): 14,553 (319,505)
4. Starhawk (Sony, PS3): 12,873 - NEW
5. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 11,260 (1,574,788)
6. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 9105 (1,442,475)
7. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 9045 (1,704,350)
8. Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, 3DS): 7636 (269,519)
9. Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics (Nintendo, 3DS): 4933 (162,270)
10. Conception: Please Give Birth to My Children! (Spike Chunsoft, PSP): 4600 (44,639)
11. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 4416 (939,971)
12. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PSP): 4041 (132,450)
13. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 3,408 (2,348,884)
14. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PS3): 3342 (156,276)
15. Dynasty Warriors VS (Tecmo Koei, 3DS): 3231 (27,423)
16. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix, 3DS): 3204 (311,688)
17. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 3104 (252,765)
18. Harvest Moon: Land of Origins (MAQL, 3DS): 3040 (182,188)
19. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Saisei Volume (Namco Bandai, PSP): 2959 (331,392)
20. Pokémon Conquest (The Pokémon Company, DS): 2819 (320,885)

[via andriasang.com]