Savour the moment: the PlayStation Vita has finally toppled the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Sales for Sony’s handheld stayed strong following last week’s price drop, with Soul Sacrifice pushing the system’s tally up to a colossal 63,581 units – a small improvement over last week’s still impressive 62,543 units.

Soul Sacrifice finished second in the software charts, selling over 92,396 units. However, the monster slayer was also sold as a double pack, which registered a further 22,050 units, meaning that total sales for the title were somewhere in the region of 114,446 units. The combined numbers make it the best selling game of the week, just about beating Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F’s strong 110,229 units showing on PS3.

Other new arrivals in the software chart included first-person shooters Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3, which finished in seventh and sixteenth on PS3 respectively. Despite the new titles, though, Sony’s flagship home console’s sales actually decreased, down from 25,725 units to 19,567 units. Feel free to peruse the full set of figures below. And remember to celebrate in the comments section – we doubt that the Vita’s going to stay on top for long.

Hardware

1. PlayStation Vita – 63,581 (62,543)
2. 3DS – 61,008 (77,439)
3. PlayStation 3 – 19,567 (25,725)
4. PSP – 18,023 (11,171)
5. Wii U – 9,454 (10,021)
6. Wii – 1,363 (1,383)
7. Xbox 360 – 738 (486)

Software

1. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (Sega, 03/07/13) – 110,229 (New)
2. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 92,396 (New)
3. [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama All Star (Broccoli, 03/07/13) – 67,217 (New)
4. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 63,285 (2,802,940)
5. [PSV] Tales of Hearts R (Namco Bandai, 03/07/13) – 55,258 (New)
6. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Tecmo Koei, 02/28/13) – 46,866 (250,090)
7. [PS3] Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft, 03/07/13) – 33,281 (New)
8. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies (Level-5, 02/28/13) – 30,078 (160,764)
9. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (Square Enix, 02/07/13) – 24,045 (1,159,265)
10. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Double Pack (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 22,050 (New)
11. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 21,915 (110,302)
12. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 02/21/13) – 17,138 (386,908)
13. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (Marvelous AQL, 02/28/13) – 17,138 (111,461)
14. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu Hakubutsukan (FuRyu, 03/07/13) – 12,768 (New)
15. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega, 02/28/13) – 10,031 (71,258)
16. [PS3] Crysis 3 (EA, 03/07/13) – 9,602 (New)
17. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 9,294 (72,383)
18. [PSP] Shining Ark (Sega, 02/28/13) – 9,161 (63,999)
19. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 8,452 (1,950,816)
20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 8,096 (252,737)

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