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Posted October 31, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News
 
 

Weekly Japanese Vita Sales Sink To A New All-Time Low

japan ps vita sales new low (2)
japan ps vita sales new low (2)

According to Media Create PlayStation Vita sales dropped to 5,806 units in Japan last week, undercutting the 6,134 units sold during the week ending October 14th and thus marking a new all-time low for the handheld. Considering that both of these record low points happened during the same month, it would be hard to view the current Vita sales trend in Japan as being anything other than a complete disaster for Sony’s bottom line.

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s 3DS remained in control of the hardware charts during the week, with 61,5K units sold (up from 60.2K in the prior week). Sony’s PS3 and PSP remained in a distant second and third place with 20K and 14.5K units sold respectively.

On the software side of the charts Sony’s PS3 was able to take control from the 3DS, by claiming 7 titles in the top 20. The strong software showing was in part thanks to the debuts of Dark Souls Artorias of the Abyss Edition, Zone of the Enders HD Edition, and Borderlands 2. The 3DS held onto 6 spots in the top 20, followed by 2 each for the 360, PSP, and Vita. Pokemon Black/White 2 landed at #16 as the lone DS title in the charts.

The full Japanese hardware and software sales charts for the week ending October 28, 2012 are as follows:

Hardware

|System| This Week | Last Week | Last Year  |     YTD    |     LTD     |
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|  3DS |    61.542 |    60.232 |     65.041 |  3.526.309 |   7.808.452 |
|  PS3 |    20.364 |    21.354 |     25.217 |    922.517 |   8.558.902 |
|  PSP |    14.541 |    15.575 |     30.605 |    668.210 |  19.397.594 |
|  PSV |     5.806 |     6.791 |            |    580.864 |   1.020.850 |
|  Wii |     3.744 |     4.035 |     11.784 |    419.897 |  12.583.118 |
|  360 |     1.931 |     2.150 |      1.704 |     62.116 |   1.598.161 |
|  PS2 |     1.006 |     1.081 |      1.228 |     49.281 |  21.823.388 |
|  NDS |       441 |       529 |      3.125 |     64.305 |  32.872.791 |

Software

01./00. [PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa – Groovy Tune / Honey Sound / Funky Note (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.25} (¥5.980) – 119.132 / NEW
02./00. [PS3] Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition (From Software) {2012.10.25} (¥4.800) – 67.002 / NEW
03./00. [PS3] Zone of the Enders HD Edition # (Konami) {2012.10.25} (¥3.980) – 44.751 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] AKB48+Me (Kadokawa Games) {2012.10.25} (¥5.670) – 40.542 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Borderlands 2 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2012.10.25} (¥7.140) – 36.068 / NEW
06./03. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (Square Enix) {2012.10.11} (¥6.090) – 31.001 / 213.960 (-25%)
07./02. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) {2012.10.04} (¥7.990) – 24.263 / 794.352 (-43%)
08./06. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 24.010 / 1.295.634 (-4%)
09./05. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (Konami) {2012.10.04} (¥7.980) – 18.810 / 325.157 (-42%)
10./00. [360] Borderlands 2 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2012.10.25} (¥7.140) – 18.699 / NEW
11./01. [PSP] Little Battlers eXperience W (Level 5) {2012.10.18} (¥4.980) – 16.509 / 93.966 (-79%)
12./00. [360] Phantom: Phantom of Inferno # (Nitro+) {2012.10.25} (¥7.140) – 15.468 / NEW
13./09. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters (Nintendo) {2012.09.27} (¥4.800) – 11.446 / 148.119 (-20%)
14./10. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 10.130 / 213.767 (-24%)
15./07. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution # (Nihon Falcom) {2012.10.18} (¥6.090) – 7.735 / 29.254 (-64%)
16./12. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon Co.) {2012.06.23} (¥4.800) – 7.402 / 2.815.250 (-12%)
17./04. [PS3] FIFA 13 (Electronic Arts) {2012.10.18} (¥7.665) – 6.646 / 42.446 (-81%)
18./21. [PS3] Rocksmith (Ubisoft) {2012.10.11} (¥8.880) – 5.663 / 24.142
19./11. [3DS] Project X Zone (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.11} (¥6.280) – 5.480 / 103.469 (-56%)
20./00. [PSV] Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom) {2012.10.25} (¥4.990) – 5.420 / NEW

Source: NeoGAF


Justin Alderman

 
A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.