Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New releases nudge Vita sales up in Japan

Two new entries in a low-selling Japanese Media Create chart shift Vita hardware sales north of 15,000. But hardware is still dead-to-flat in Japan. Instead of comparing the poor sales of Wii U, PS4 and Vita to past consoles, gamers need to get it into their heads that this is the reality now.


Since Konami couldn't be bothered to release a Vita Winning Eleven this year, the PSP version does pretty well, hitting the top 10, while visual novel Amnesia World and another touchy-feely game Battle Ecstasy keep the saucy Moero Chronicle in the upper reaches of the chart.


01./00. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (Konami)  - 35.656 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Infamous: Second Son (Sony Computer Entertainment)  - 34.801 / NEW
03./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) - 33.974 / 984.009 (+12%)
04./00. [PSV] Darkness - Battle Ecstasy # (FuRyu) - 22.327 / NEW
...
07./02. [PSV] Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle # (Compile Heart)  - 9.492 / 42.450 (-71%)
08./00. [PSV] Amnesia World # (Idea Factory) - 8.650 / NEW
09./00. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami)- 7.245 / NEW
...
13./06. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment # (Bandai Namco Games) - 5.267 / 206.648 (-33%)

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