Earlier in the year, Sony flagged June as a potentially big month for the PlayStation Vita. Following last week’s minor resurgence, it looks like the platform holder was right on the money, as the release of Persona 4: The Golden has propelled the handheld into a promising position for the first time in months.

The Atlus developed PlayStation 2 port sold an impressive 137k units – enough to push it straight to the top of the software sales charts. But the title had an even greater impact on Vita hardware sales, causing the system’s tally to almost triple and post a very respectable 34k units for the week. Now if it could just linger around that number for a while, we think everyone would be a lot happier.

Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 sales dropped to 14k units despite Lollipop Chainsaw debuting in third. Last week’s winner Tokyo Jungle held onto its position in the top five, though, selling a solid 35k units.

Feel free to peruse the charts below, and post some positive replies in the comments for a change. It’s been a while since we’ve had something to smile about.

Hardware

1. 3DS: 61,793 (64,875)
2. PSV: 34,459 (13,383)
3. PS3: 14,673 (15,593)
4. PSP: 9,740 (10,038)
5. Wii: 5,963 (6,029)
6. PS2: 1,237 (1,091)
7. X360: 1,084 (1,001)
8. DSi LL: 689 (615)
9. DSi: 380 (383)

Software

1. [PSV] Persona 4 The Golden (Atlus, 06.14.2012): 137,076
2. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D (Square Enix, 05.31.2012): 66,434 (662,946)
3. [PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw (Kadokawa, 06.14.2012): 53,347
4. [PS3] Tokyo Jungle (Sony, 06.07.2012): 35,989 (146,298)
5. [PSP] Akiba's Trip Plus (Acquire, 06.14.2012): 29,505
6. [PS3] Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, 05.24.2012): 18,039 (437,248)
7. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 17,856 (185,011)
8. [WII] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 16,143 (433,787)
9. [360] Lollipop Chainsaw (Kadokawa, 06.14.2012): 14,422
10. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 9,244 (1,623,749)
11. [PSV] Gundam Seed Battle Destiny (Namco Bandai, 06.07.2012): 8,826 (49,122)
12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12.01.2011): 6,664 (1,741,745)
13. [3DS] Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo, 04.19.2012): 5,758 (413,787)
14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 5,569 (1,477,374)
15. [360] Root Portable Before Crime After Days (Views, 06.14.2012): 5,450
16. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 11.10.2010): 3,981 (961,427)
17. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 3,580 (183,824)
18. [3DS] Gon Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Baku Adventure (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 3,208
19. [PS3] Fist of the North Star F Pachislot (Sega, 05.31.2012): 3,163 (21,801)
20. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo, 07.08.2010): 3,071 (2,365,018)