Hardware sales continued to decrease in Japan this week. The Vita’s fortunes improved by a measly seven units, as it mustered a disastrous 6k sales for the second week running. In fairness, it was another timid week for all of Japan’s major consoles, with PS3 and PSP's overall totals also dropping. Even the infallible Nintendo 3DS shed a further 1,000 units, though it still managed to outsell all of the other systems combined.

The poor sales were compounded by a lack of important software releases. PSP enjoyed a handful of new arrivals, with the questionable My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute Portable Can't Possibly Continue topping the software charts. It was joined by PSP remake Persona 2: Eternal Punishment in third and Brothers Conflict Passion Pink in fifth.

The depressing numbers are embedded below.

Hardware

1. 3DS: 45,752 (Last week: 46,425)
2. PlayStation 3: 12,026 (12,996)
3. PSP: 10,652 (12,247)
4. Vita: 6347 (6340)
5. Wii: 5956 (6073)
6. PlayStation 2: 1166 (1212)
7. Xbox 360: 825 (1023)
8. DSi XL: 683 (819)
9. DSi: 425 (387)

Software

1. My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute Portable Can't Possibly Continue (Namco Bandai, PSP): 53,175 - NEW
2. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, Wii): 25,123 (Life to date: 359,943)
3. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (Atlus, PSP): 24,547 - NEW
4. Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, 3DS): 14,913 (376,703)
5. Brothers Conflict Passion Pink (Idea Factory, PSP): 10,911 - NEW
6. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 10,450 (1,585,238)
7. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 8569 (1,712,918)
8. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 8334 (1,450,809)
9. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, PS3): 6625 (326,130)
10. Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, 3DS): 6232 (275,752)
11. Pachipara 3D (Irem, 3DS): 6144 - NEW
12. Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics (Nintendo, 3DS): 5041 (167,311)
13. Starhawk (Sony, PS3): 4522 (17,395)
14. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 4416 (944,388)
15. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 3309 (2,352,193)
16. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PSP): 3266 (135,716)
17. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 2807 (255,572)
18. Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin (MAQL, 3DS): 2718 (184,906)
19. Bunmei Kaika Aoiza Ibunroku Saien (Furyu, PSP): 2694 - NEW
20. Pokémon Black/White (The Pokémon Company, DS): 2551 (5,471,875)

[via andriasang.com]