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News: Don't Worry: There Were PlayStation Vita Titles In The Media Create Top 50

Don't Worry: There Were PlayStation Vita Titles In The Media Create Top 50

The PlayStation Vita didn't enjoy the best second week at retail

The system only managed to sell 70,000 units, and had no software releases in the top 20. Nor did it have any software releases in the top 30. But the top 50 — worry not, valued reader, because the PlayStation Vita was out in force. According to Andriasang, launch titles Hot Shots Golf 6 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss charted in 37th..

News: Japan Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita's Second Week Sales Disappoint

Japan Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita's Second Week Sales Disappoint

The PlayStation Vita got off to a reasonable, if unspectacular, debut in Japan -- but its second week sales paint a troubling picture for the platform in the near future

The well equipped handheld was outsold by the 3DS, PSP, Wii and PS3 during its first full week on the market, recording sales of just over 70,000 units. For comparison, Nintendo's newly re-surged handheld platform scooped up..

News: PlayStation Vita Goes Fishing In March

PlayStation Vita Goes Fishing In March

It's no secret that Japan has an unhealthy obsession with fishing games

While we're partial to the odd round of SEGA Bass Fishing, we don't fully understand the appeal of the genre. But that's not stopped Japanese gamers from getting a little hot under the collar over Kadokawa Games' wonderfully named Let's Try Bass Fishing: Fish On Next for PlayStation Vita. The game's confirmed for a March 22nd..

News: Vita Downloads Exceeding Sony's Expectations

Vita Downloads Exceeding Sony's Expectations

CEO pleased

Sales of boxed Vita software so far may not be stunning, but according to Sony Computer Entertainment Japan CEO Hiroshi Kawano the download service is going better than expected. The sales figures released by Media Create don't include download sales, but Kawano said: Games and peripherals are selling extremely well. Sales of the...

News: PlayStation Vita Sold 300,000 Games In Just Two Days

PlayStation Vita Sold 300,000 Games In Just Two Days

Sales tracking firm Media Create has revealed that the PlayStation Vita pushed 300,000 units of software during its first couple of days on sale in Japan

As previously reported, Sony's sassy new piece of hardware shifted just under 325k units during the same period, giving the system a software attach rate of 0.92 titles per PS Vita. Despite the PS Vita's strong software line-up, it failed to..

News: Vita Software Attach Rate Below 1:1 at Japanese Launch

Vita Software Attach Rate Below 1:1 at Japanese Launch

Why buy a console but no games?

The PlayStation Vita Japanese launch sales figures analysis continues with word from Media Create that not everyone who bought a Vita actually bought a game to go with it. Media Create's data states the Vita's launch games combined for a total of 300,000 units sold during the launch weekend. Considering Sony sold...

Rumour: PlayStation Vita Glitch Leads To... Dolphins?

PlayStation Vita Glitch Leads To... Dolphins?

So much for Sony denying any awareness of widespread PlayStation Vita glitches

A new video spotted by Andriasang shows a brand new PlayStation Vita running a bizarre underwater debug mode. The screen shows four swimming dolphins, a floating oyster and a pearl, all from different perspectives. The debug mode would be cool if it could be exited, but unfortunately for this new PlayStation Vita owner..

News: Sony Bewildered By PlayStation Vita Glitch Reports

Sony Bewildered By PlayStation Vita Glitch Reports

Sony has downplayed any suggestions that the PlayStation Vita is suffering from crashing or freezing problems following the device's launch in Japan over the weekend

Speaking with The Guardian, SCE UK's head of public relations David Wilson said, "We're annoyed with these stories, because we can't find any evidence of widespread glitches." He continued that, contrary to other reports,..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sells 500k Units, PlayStation Vita's Launch Outpaced By 3DS

Japanese Sales Charts: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sells 500k Units, PlayStation Vita's Launch Outpaced By 3DS

Sometimes we deliberate whether to even bother typing up the Japanese sales charts

There's often not much to commentate on, but this week is huge. Final Fantasy XIII-2 topped the Media Create sourced charts, selling over 500k units on the PlayStation 3. While the numbers look impressive on their own, it's worth noting that the game's predecessor managed to sell 1.1 million units back in 2009. The..

News: Media Create Reports 325,000 PlayStation Vitas Sold In First Week

Media Create Reports 325,000 PlayStation Vitas Sold In First Week

Following up Enterbrain's figures yesterday, Japanese sales tracking firm Media Create has released an alternative preliminary report on the PlayStation Vita's opening sales figures

Andriasang reports that the company puts the PS Vita's opening sales at about 325,000 units — slightly higher than Enterbrain. The firm also noted that the the initial shipment was around 500,000 units, supporting..

News: Report: Sony Shipped 500,000 PlayStation Vitas For Japanese Launch

Report: Sony Shipped 500,000 PlayStation Vitas For Japanese Launch

If you were a little disappointed by yesterday's PlayStation Vita sales numbers, it's probably because you believed an earlier rumour that put the system's initial shipment at about 700,000 units

But that number's been clarified overnight. In a column posted on Nikkei, IGDA Japan vice coordinator Kyoshi Shin said that the shipment was closer to 500,000 units. However, Shin was critical of Sony's..

News: PlayStation Vita's First Japanese Sales Figures Are Good

PlayStation Vita's First Japanese Sales Figures Are Good

Lots of happy customers

After the PlayStation Vita launch in Japan the first sales figures are in, and they're pretty healthy. As reported by Andriasang, Vita sold a very impressive 321,407 units in its first two days on sale (17th and 18th December). By comparison, back in February Nintendo sold 371,326 3DS consoles in two days, so it could be a...

News: Corpse Party 2U Confirmed For PlayStation Portable

Corpse Party 2U Confirmed For PlayStation Portable

The Corpse Party franchise is only just finding its feet in the West

XSEED translated and released the quirky handheld horror title in the West earlier this month. But Japan's already gearing up for the franchise's third entry, with word of a new game — tentatively titled Corpse Party 2U — appearing in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine. Details are scarce, but Siliconera notes..

News: Japanese PlayStation Vita Sells 321,000 Units In First Two Days On Sale

Japanese PlayStation Vita Sells 321,000 Units In First Two Days On Sale

The newly released PlayStation Vita enjoyed a strong start in Japan, but failed to outpace the Nintendo 3DS in its first two days on sale

Famitsu reports that Enterbrain recorded 321,407 PS Vita consoles were sold within the system's first 48 hours on the market. In the same period the Nintendo 3DS scooped up 371,326, but Sony will be not be concerned as long as PS Vita sales remain consistent. The..

News: The World's First Vita Owner Doesn't Look Thrilled

The World's First Vita Owner Doesn't Look Thrilled

First photos in

PlayStation Vita launched in Japan on Saturday, and Sony bigwigs Andrew House and Kaz Hirai attended the official launch event to meet the very first PlayStation Vita owners. There's no official sales for the first weekend yet but we'll bring you when we get them. The following photo story is one of our moments of the gaming year so...

News: 8-4 Play Podcast Releases Four Hour PlayStation Vita Launch Special

8-4 Play Podcast Releases Four Hour PlayStation Vita Launch Special

The PlayStation Vita is now out in Japan

That means there are impressions, videos and information already all over the Internet. But if you want some definitive discussion all in one place, the 8-4 Play podcast has got your back. For those unfamiliar: 8-4 Play is fronted by a couple of former US games journalists who now work in Japan on video game localisation. You might not know their name, but..

News: Sony Launches PlayStation Vita In Japan

Sony Launches PlayStation Vita In Japan

There's officially a new member to the PlayStation family

Almost 12 months after Sony unveiled its "Next Generation Portable" to the world, the platform holder has released the PlayStation Vita to much fanfare in Japan. Despite the inclement weather, gamers in their hundreds gathered outside Japanese retailers to get their hands on the new system. Something that makes us green with envy..

News: In Case You Wondered, Here's A Helpful PlayStation Vita Box Comparison

In Case You Wondered, Here's A Helpful PlayStation Vita Box Comparison

With the PlayStation Vita due out in less than 24 hours in Japan, we're starting to get a slow and steady trickle of news and information

The littlest details are always the most fascinating. Take for example the PlayStation Vita's boxes — just how big are they? ShopTo News has got your back, with a selection of images comparing the PS Vita version of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 to a variety of..

News: What The Heck Is The PlayStation Game Music Service?

What The Heck Is The PlayStation Game Music Service?

Have you ever been walking to work wishing you could listen to the Uncharted soundtrack along the way? It happens to the best of us

But it's mighty frustrating when you realise you haven't got the MP3 on your portable music player of choice. Sony's PlayStation Game Music service in Japan attempts to alleviate that problem. The service allows subscribers to several mobile services to stream a..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Extreme VS Fights For Top-Spot, PlayStation Hardware Enjoys Small Bump

Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Extreme VS Fights For Top-Spot, PlayStation Hardware Enjoys Small Bump

Nintendo's 3DS dominated the hardware and software charts in Japan this week, with Mario Kart 7 getting off to a stormer

But while the system-seller pushed over 400k units, the PlayStation 3 port of popular arcade title Gundam Extreme VS wasn't far behind — selling a very respectable 349k units. Newcomer Assassin's Creed: Revelations managed to climb into fourth spot, while Tekken Hybrid and King..