Fight for the future

Polite Plea: You may have noticed the number of stories winding down here. Time moves on, but I'll always be posting, as the Vita becomes the new Dreamcast.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Media Create sales see Vita beat 3DS in Japan

Despite the arrival of a new Super Robot Wars game, racing into to the top positions on PS3 and Vita, its been another slowish week for Vita hardware. Even so, the Vita is now ahead of the 3DS in Japan, which Famitsu's sales reported a few weeks back. Not much of a trend, and only by 1,800 or so, but its a start.

However one big 3DS release can send hardware sales soaring, something the Vita can't manage. Here's last week's numbers for comparison. Between 125,000 and 180,000 seems to be the upper limit for Vita games, excluding digital sales. With only Toukiden, Hatsune Miku 1 and FFX HD notably above that, from memory.


TTG makes a good impression at No. 6 for an all-new game, I'd be quite keen to see the latest Arc System mystery game come west. The Vita's task now is to keep selling over the next dead month or so until the summer release arrive, then the spikes need to be a lot bigger than they were in 2012/13.

01./00. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Bandai Namco)  - 142.433 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Bandai Namco)  - 128.236 / NEW
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06./00. [PSV] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai: Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters (Arc System Works) - 14.468 / NEW
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14./06. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Sega) - 6.333 / 121.071 (-61%)
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17./10. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (Konami)  - 5.609 / 96.485 (-44%)
18./00. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 # (Koei Tecmo)  - 5.369 / 74.165
19./08. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs # (Bandai Namco)  - 5.353 / 139.875 (-55%)
37./27. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥6.983)
39./31. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.03.06} (¥4.980)
40./20. [PSV] Natural Doctrine (Kadokawa Games) {2014.04.03} (¥6.458)

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