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Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Enjoys Decent Sales Bump

Posted by Sammy Barker

On the rise

After a torrid couple of weeks in Japan, the Vita has finally emerged from its temporary slump. Sony’s shiny new system sold a respectable 12,299 units for the week ending 29th April – a significant improvement over last week’s worrying 8,206 units tally.

The boost was no doubt orchestrated by the release of Surge Concerto: Ciel nosurge from Gust. The Vita exclusive debuted fourth in the software charts, selling a reasonable 33,324 units.

However, this week’s big winner was Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City on the PS3, which topped the charts with an impressive 252,525 units sold. Turns out the Resident Evil franchise is still a big deal after all.

There weren’t too many other notable developments on this week’s chart, but we have to give a shout out to the brilliantly titled PSP release Even in a Game, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am You Father!. Game names don't get much better than that, do they?

Hardware

1. 3DS: 74,282 (84,760)
2. PSP: 22,457 (11,779)
3. PS3: 21,114 (16,390)
4. PSV: 12,299 (8,206)
5. Wii: 9,200 (7,025)
6. PS2: 1,395 (1,172)
7. X360: 1,327 (1,282)
8. DSi LL: 895 (760)
9. DSi: 717 (516)

Software

1. [PS3] Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, 04.26.2012): 252,525
2. [WII] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 152,883
3. [3DS] Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo, 04.19.2012): 60,313 (302,913)
4. [PSV] Surge Concerto Ciel nosurge (Gust, 04.26.2012): 33,324
5. [PSP] Conception: Please Give Birth to My Children (Spike Chunsoft, 04.26.2012): 29,846
6. [PSP] Steins;Gate Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb., 04.26.2012): 24,849
7. [PS3] Idolmaster Anime & G4U! Pack Vol.7 (Namco Bandai, 04.26.2012): 17,314
8. [360] Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, 04.26.2012): 16,285
9. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 15,696 (1,534,999)
10. [3DS] Dynasty Warriors VS (Tecmo Koei, 04.26.2012): 15,578
11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 13,578 (1,416,873)
12. [PSP] Even in a Game, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Namco Bandai, 04.26.2012): 13,241
13. [PSP] Ao no Exorcist Toki no Labyrinth (Namco Bandai, 04.26.2012): 11,939
14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 11,666 (1,672,424)
15. [3DS] Kid Icarus Uprising (Nintendo, 03.22.2012): 11,537 (243,095)
16. [3DS] Kingdom Hearts 3D (Square Enix, 03.29.2012): 9,284 (298,953)
17. [PSP] 2nd Super Robot Wars Z Saisei Volume (Namco Bandai, 04.05.2012): 8,484 (321,886)
18. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 6,647 (118,566)
19. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 6,323 (146,081)
20. [WII] Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11.11.2010): 6,239 (925,498)

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (8)

Savino

#1

Savino said:

Respectable 12.000??? PSP has respectable sales for a 6 years old handheld.
12.000 for a brand new system is terrible!

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

@Savino Considering what it has been doing, though...

Also, you have to remember PSP is an established platform with a huge software catalogue and a cheaper price point.

Splat

#3

Splat said:

I can see going to the store and it playing out like this...

Excuse me sir do you guys have "Even in a Game, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am You Father!"

I'm sorry what?

Sigh Now I have to say it again.

Ginkgo

#6

Ginkgo said:

@get2sammyb @Splat Better than going into the store and asking for Conception: Please Give Birth to My Children.

  • Is it just me who can see that situation going oh sooo wrong......
Splat

#7

Splat said:

@Ginkgo - "Local man banned from Walmart for asking female employee to have his baby in the electronics department. Tune in for that story and more at 9:00."

:)

Ginkgo

#8

Ginkgo said:

@Splat "Local man banned from Walmart for asking female employee to have his baby in the electronics department. Tune in for that story and more at 9:00."

  • Yes, it appears that great...uhum...minds think alike.

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