There have been times since its release where the PlayStation Vita has hinted that there’s a mainstream seller just itching to step out of the Nintendo 3DS’ shadow, and this is one of those moments again. While it still couldn’t thwart its closest competitor’s never-ending spell at the top of the Japanese sales charts, the put upon platform sold a whopping 81,111 units for the week ending 5th January.

The format’s success was partially propelled by hotly anticipated remake Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, which sold 149,132 units on Sony’s slab-like system. The home console version fared even better, shifting 185,918 units on the PlayStation 3. That’s a combined total greater than the first week sales of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII by the way, which perhaps proves that consumers aren't fed up with Square Enix’s role-playing franchise, but the dreary Fabula Nova Crystallis story arc.

Elsewhere, the holidays gave Sony’s current generation console a bit of a boost, with the platform moving 30,321 units in total. Even the struggling PS Vita TV increased, up from 5,504 units to 6,031 units. Are you impressed by the handheld’s total numbers, or did you always believe in the diminutive device’s commercial potential? Check out the full roster of figures, and spread some lingering seasonal cheer in the comments section below.

Hardware

1. 3DS LL – 139,867 (164,078)
2. PlayStation Vita – 81,111 (50,087)
3. Wii U – 73,178 (109,113)
4. 3DS – 61,836 (68,522)
5. PlayStation 3 – 30,321 (24,573)
6. PSP – 10,310 (9,905)
7. PlayStation Vita TV – 6,031 (5,504)
8. Wii – 1,715 (1,711)
9. Xbox 360 – 616 (763)

Software

1. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) – 224,143 (New)
2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 205,654 (1,005,658)
3. [PS3] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 185,918 (New)
4. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 185,918 (3,726,596)
5. [PSV] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Twin Pack (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 149,132 (New)
6. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) – 64,573 (392,087)
7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 42,927 (3,110,240)
8. [PS3] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 37,626 (163,645)
9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) – 33,626 (3,597,999)
10. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) – 30,383 (185,871)
11. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (04/18/13) – 27,915 (1,612,037)
12. [PSV] Final Fantasy X HD Remaster (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 25,443 (New)
13. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World R (Namco Bandai, 11/21/13) – 23,793 (193,181)
14. [PS3] Drakengard 3 (Square Enix, 12/19/13) – 22,472 (136,496)
15. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 21,923 (180,163)
16. [PSV] Shin Gundam Musou (Namco Bandai, 12/19/13) – 21,543 (74,210)
17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 21,098 (2,226,905)
18. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess (Namco Bandai, 11/21/13) – 21,012 (167,910)
19. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 20,940 (2,203,347)
20. [Wii U] Wii Party U (Nintendo, 10/31/13) – 20,633 (139,733)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]