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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Japanese sales see 3rd Super Robot Wars dominate

Despite a stonking 121K sales and taking No. 1, 3rd Super Robot Wars from Bandai failed to help shift Vita hardware. The unit sale numbers dropped around 5K on the previous week, back to its recent baseline of around 22K. Sword Art Online Lost Song sold another 23K, while Minecraft continues to do well, sticking in the top 10 for another week, shifting 15,000.

The Vita is now 100,000 total sales down on last year, and no game since FFX-HD seems to be able to trigger high-level hardware numbers. So, what's it to be Sony, new hardware or some major existing IP game announcements?

Media Create chart:

01./00. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) - 121.219 / NEW
02./00. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) - 109.200 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| (Nintendo) ) - 56.932 / NEW
04./02. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # (Bandai Namco Games) - 23.279 / 162.577 (-83%)
09./14. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) - 15.880 / 73.100 (-25%)
10./07. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco Games) - 14.945 / 69.252 (-72%)
13./09. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 (Konami) - 11.211 / 57.537 (-76%)
20./10. [PSV] Senran Kagura Estival Versus # (Marvelous) - 8.297 / 52.845 (-81%)

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