Strong sales for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 boosted the PlayStation Vita back up the Japanese hardware charts this week. While the system was still handily outsold by the Nintendo 3DS, the portable’s tally surged from 36,028 units to 41,073 units. The aforementioned Namco Bandai brawler sold 60,315 units on the handheld, and a further 274,625 units on the PlayStation 3.

In truth, it was a strong week for all of the PlayStation platforms, with PS3, PSP, and Vita content occupying a good chunk of the software charts. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 settled in third and fourth on the PS3 and PSP respectively, while Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland debuted in tenth on the Vita.

Sadly, the release schedule for Sony’s most recent portable is starting to look a little bit barren again in its home region. Let’s hope that its numbers will settle at a more sustainable figure while it waits for another wave of software.

Hardware

1. 3DS – 76,553 (69,439)
2. PlayStation Vita – 41,073 (36,028)
3. PlayStation 3 – 22,942 (20,676)
4. PSP – 12,690 (12,721)
5. Wii U – 11,398 (9,539)
6. Wii – 1,720 (1,323)
7. Xbox 360 – 610 (543)

Software

1. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 280,151 (New)
2. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 274,625 (New)
3. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 101,389 (New)
4. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 80,618 (New)
5. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 60,315 (New)
6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 56,876 (2,918,394)
7. [PS3] Disgaea D2 (NIS, 03/21/13) – 55,443 (New)
8. [3DS] Pretty Rhythm: My Decorainbow Wedding (Takaratomy Arts, 03/21/13) – 33,466(New)
9. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/14/13) – 29,401 (157,815)
10. [PSV] Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (Gust, 03/21/13) – 25,095 (New)
11. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 23,621 (New)
12. [360] Gears of War: Judgment (Microsoft, 03/21/13) – 23,345 (New)
13. [3DS] Super Robot Wars UX (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 18,818 (134,202)
14. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 18,002 (156,182)
15. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 15,488 (137,006)
16. [3DS] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (Konami, 03/20/13) – 14,138 (New)
17. [PSV] Dead or Alive 5 Plus (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/13) – 13,291 (New)
18. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Tecmo Koei, 02/28/13) – 11,523 (283,734)
19. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (Sega, 03/07/13) – 11,482 (147,959)
20. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 10,497 (1,970,061)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com, neogaf.com]