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PS Vita Sales Increased by 150 Percent in Japan


This gaming device is the console that everyone loves to hate, but eh PlayStation Vita is currently on the rise in Japan. Media Create’s statistics show that the handheld device from Sony was the only handheld to build on sales from 2013, the device has built 150% in popularity year to year. Four weeks into 2013 the device had only managed to sell 63,181 units, but this year it is already up to 157,669 units sold. The rise in sales can be credited to the recent PlayStation Vita Slim hardware revision, and also the release of the games God Eater 2 and Final Fantasy X|X HD Remaster.

And the good news for Sony is there is more on the horizon for the PS Vita, with Soul Sacrafice and Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd set to be released in early March. The device is still trailing the Nintendo 3DS by a large margin but it seems to not be the sales joke that it once was.

The PS3 sales are dropping in the region is the console is preparing to be replaced by its successor, the console’s sales are down 35% from last year. The PlayStation 4 is due to be released in the region on the 22nd of this month so I doubt Sony are worried about the PS3 sales right now.

Here are full lists of Hardware and Software sales in gaming in Japan last month:

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

1. 3DS LL – 26,484 (32,393)
2. PlayStation Vita – 21,498 (24,755)
3. PlayStation 3 – 13,360 (13,243)
4. 3DS – 11,745 (15,045)
5. Wii U – 8,490 (11,443)
6. PSP – 3,428 (4,024)
7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,792 (2,208)
8. Xbox 360 – 260 (273)

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

1. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 (Capcom, 01/23/14) – 176,313 (New)
2. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 58,015 (353,291)
3. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 35,568 (1,300,778)
4. [PS3] Saints Row IV (Spike Chunsoft, 01/23/14) – 34,486 (New)
5. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) – 30,192 (New)
6. [PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai, 1/23/14) – 22,901 (New)
7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 17,544 (345,529)
8. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 17,282 (221,249)
9. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 16,933 (3,910,658)
10. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) – 15,095 (356,494)
11. [PS3] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 10,412 (266,171)
12. [PSP] Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan (Tecmo Koei, 01/23/14) – 10,295 (New)
13. [PSV] Uta Kumi 575 (Sega, 01/23/14) – 9,701 (New)
14. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (NB, 10/17/13) – 9,271 (251,197)
15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 8,285 (3,201,132)
16. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) – 7,667 (470,687)
17. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) – 7,199 (689,415)
18. [PSV] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Twin Pack (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 7,033 (214,245)
19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/13) – 6,437 (3,656,250)
20. [360] Saints Row IV (Spike Chunsoft, 01/23/14) – 5,393 (New)