Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Vita sales continue to slide in Japan

What was a bit of a blip in Vita sales is now a trend, with the handheld and TV version close to dropping below 10K on the Media Create numbers for the first time in a while. That's despite quite a few new releases recently, none of which have really added to hardware sales.

With no God Eater or Final Fantasy big hitter for the winter sales? What will get the Vita going? Danganronpa Another Episode is out tomorrow, and might give things a lift, but is unlikely to drive long term growth.

Toukiden Extreme continues to keep the Vita in the top 10, approaching 130,000 sales, but that's about it as Japan gets excited about Bayonetta 2 on Wii U - in at No. 3.


Since the chart is so dull, here's the latest Famitsu review scores for forthcoming games that might help sales along...

Ciel nosurge Offline (PSV) – 7/8/9/7 [31/40]
Nekketsu Inou Bukatsu: Trigger Kiss (PSV) – 8/8/7/8 [31/40]
Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
Danganronpa: Another Episode (PSV) – 10/8/9/8 – [35/40]
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (PSV) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
Monobeno: Pure Smile (PSV) – 6/8/7/6 [27/40]

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