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Japanese Sales Charts: God Eater 2 Bursts onto the Scene with PS Vita TV

Posted by Sammy Barker

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You may be forgiven for thinking that the PlayStation 4 was the only new gaming hardware launch last week – but you’d be wrong. While our friends in Japan are forced to wait until February to get their hands on the next generation console, they at least have a new toy to fill the time in the form of the PS Vita TV. The diminutive device launched on 14th November in the Land of the Rising Sun, and has already got off to a strong start, shifting 42,172 units.

In fact, it was a decent week for Sony’s handheld line, with the traditional iteration of its portable platform moving a further 46,350 units on top. These positive numbers were propelled by popular Monster Hunter-esque sequel God Eater 2, which moved an impressive 266,326 units on the manufacturer’s current flagship format. A scaled back PlayStation Portable version also registered 112,024 units.

In fact, Nintendo’s domination of the software charts was finally put to an end, with the PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts and PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer filling the second and third spots respectively, too. Activision’s first-person shooter moved a stunning 190,631 units, which is staggering for a genre that isn’t typically associated with the region at all.

Still, it’s the Vita numbers that should be planting a smile upon your sombre chops. While it still lacks key brands like Monster Hunter, the platform holder’s done a decent job of resurrecting the format’s fortunes in arguably its most important territory. Granted, it’s still struggling to topple the unstoppable Nintendo 3DS, but it has carved out a niche for itself all the same. Hopefully, the combination of steady hardware sales and PS Vita TV will keep the software support flowing for the foreseeable future.


1. 3DS – 70,102 (81,817)
2. PlayStation Vita – 46,350 (21,764)
3. PlayStation Vita TV – 42,172 (New)
4. Wii U – 15,906 (17,737)
5. PlayStation 3 – 12,019 (11,867)
6. PSP – 4,353 (4,010)
7. Wii – 518 (579)
8. Xbox 360 – 404 (346)


1. [PSV] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 266,326 (New)
2. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (Square Enix, 11/14/13) – 190,631 (New)
3. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Konami, 11/14/13) – 151,800 (New)
4. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 112,024 (New)
5. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 82,705 (2,929,806)
6. [3DS] Daigasso! Band Brothers P (Nintendo, 11/14/13) – 40,196 (New)
7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 26,358 (2,938,669)
8. [3DS] Medabots Dual Kabut Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket, 11/14/13) – 21,454 (New)
9. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) – 29,144 (579,822)
10. [PS3] Battlefield 4 (EA, 11/07/13) – 19,291 (140,990)
11. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Konami, 11/14/13) – 16,976 (New)
12. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 13,590 (181,174)
13. [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts (Square Enix, 11/14/13) – 12,950 (New)
14. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Konami, 11/14/13) – 11,444 (New)
15. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 8,943 (107,799)
16. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 7,981 (95,304)
17. [Wii U] Wii Party U (Nintendo, 10/31/13) – 7,352 (60,693)
18. [PSP] Arcana Familia 2 (Comfort, 11/14/13) – 6,198 (New)
19. [PSV] Akiba’s Trip 2 (Acquire, 11/07/13) – 6,074 (39,550)
20. [3DS] Model Oshare Audition Dream Girl (Alchemist, 11/14/13) – 5,999 (New)


User Comments (15)



Sanquine said:

Great news! Hopefully vita + vita tv will keep selling around 40 K per week.



divinelite said:

Next week will be Nintendo turn right... Sigh
Zelda and Mario will be released there too? At least I'm happy vita could have a great week this one

If only vita could be higher than 3dsll I couldn't be any happier even it's just one week



JavierYHL said:

actually should combine vita and vita tv...cos the sales of the 3ds is also 3ds and xl added together



Epic said:

Was expecting more from PS Vita TV. T_T
The launch is really important after all it this may reflect the peak of its sales now it will slowly decrease over time. T_T
Please keep it up, I want one so badly and its so cheap. T_T



charlesnarles said:

@Epic Idk wtf happened with MH's lack of licencing or VK3 looking like crap (so disappointed!), but we have to just wait for MGS:PW2 or an Ace Combat or something fun multiplayer in order to have Vitas be seen as worth it. The controls don't work well with any ports, so they should quit trying to make CoD work and just make Vita games (like how Gravity Rush and LBP use all the "buttons" and it still flows). PS4 will encourage good graphics in new Vita titles (AC4 at 900p on remote play looks SO much better than Liberation)



belmont said:

PSP software still sells great. Anyway I demand a PAL version of God Eater 2 on Vita. I played the first game a lot.



artemisthemp said:

Imagine Western sales number for PS Vita TV, if combine with amazing titles like Soul Sacrifice, Gravity Rush etc



Ginkgo said:

Its not monster hunter, but it does seem to have made a splash which is great. I just hope some of these games come to the west. Japan has so many games that we do not.



mibtar said:

@Epic I'm with you. I really thought vita TV would really turn things around for a vita. At least it gave the vita a little push, but man, just 42K? I hope it picks up.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

I got my brand new vita yesterday and have started on batman arkham origins black gate. It IS awesome, loved the game after 2 minutes. I never played batman on ps3 and now I feel I don't need to as the vita version is so good.



ricklongo said:

@mibtar 42k is an extremely respectable number. Other than the 3DS, which at this point has the Japanese market all but cornered, it's extremely rare that a system ever sells that much in a week there.



CanisWolfred said:

Wow, Over 350,000 for GE2 all together, eh? That's pretty damn good. Too bad Vita sales didn't make a huge jump, but whatever.

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