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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Drags Vita Out of the Danger Zone in Japan

Posted by Sammy Barker

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It’s been a recurring theme that whenever software actually launches for the PlayStation Vita in Japan, the system gets a huge boost. That’s remained true this week, with Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation pulling the platform out of the danger zone.

The handheld adventure was accompanied by a couple of new colours, which prompted the Vita’s tally to more than triple, up from the disastrous 4,021 units reported last week, to the more respectable total of 13,091 units. The game itself sold 24,034 units, earning it a place in the sixth spot on the software charts.

Elsewhere, the PlayStation 3 version of Assassin’s Creed III entered in second with 72,504 units sold. Other new entries included Medal of Honor: Warfigher in fifth, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted in eighth. Despite the new arrivals, the PS3’s overall sales decreased week-over-week, down to just 17,035 units. Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo 3DS stayed on top, selling a staggering 168,876 units.

Feel free to peruse the full set of figures in the space below.

Hardware

1. 3DS – 168,876 (187,077)
2. PlayStation 3 – 17,035 (18,043)
3. PlayStation Vita – 13,091 (4,021)
4. PSP – 12,217 (12,076)
5. Wii – 3,001 (2,921)
6. Xbox 360 – 2,063 (2,908)
7. PS2 – 723 (1,187)
8. DS – 353 (424)

Software

1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 290,280 (893,344)
2. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft, 11/15/12) – 72,504 (New)
3. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 41,658 (1,385,212)
4. [PSP] Summon Night 4 (Namco Bandai, 11/15/12) – 40,111 (New)
5. [PS3] Medal of Honor: Warfighter (EA, 11/15/12) – 25,097 (New)
6. [PSV] Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (Ubisoft, 11/15/12) – 24,304 (New)
7. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (Tecmo Koei, 11/08/12) – 14,911 (85,012)
8. [PS3] Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA, 11/15/12) – 13,383 (New)
9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 12/10/11) – 13,236 (New)
10. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/01/12) – 12,337 (411,565)
11. [360] Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft, 11/15/12) – 9,261 (New)
12. [3DS] Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson (Namco Bandai, 11/15/12) – 8,725 (New)
13. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (Square Enix, 10/11/12) – 8,624 (257,884)
14. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (Konami, 11/01/12) – 8,454 (59,176)
15. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (Konami, 10/04/12) – 7,492 (355,985)
16. [PS3] Okami HD (Capcom, 11/01/12) – 7,141 (86,797)
17. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 7,102 (236,737)
18. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen (Nintendo, 09/27/12) – 6,696 (173,113)
19. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon, 06/23/12) – 5,736 (2,834,685)
20. [PS3] Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition (Sega, 11/01/12) – 5,487 (73,697)

[via gematsu.com, neogaf.com]

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