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.

Hardware

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)

Software

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)

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