The metallic red and silver new Vita colors, plus the Minecraft LE (unboxing here), helped the Vita to its best sales figures for a while in Japan. It sold 22,314 on the week, but nowhere near enough to suggest that Vita is anything but in a holding pattern among Japanese gamers, barring an end of year spike.
That's according to the latest Media Create chart data. As if to ram home the point, Minecraft is the only Vita game in the top 10, with SD Gundam down at no. 20. However, Square's SaGa Scarlet Grace is out this week, which should have an impact, and plenty of smaller releases to come.
This week's Famitsu Vita game scores:
Adventure Story of the Goold Old Days [27/40]
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo 
Hatsuru Kotonaki Mirai Yori 
Ken ga Kimi: Momoyo Tsuzuri 
Re:Birthday Song: Koi o Utau Shinigami – Another Record 
Last week's chart details