PlayStation Vita tops Japanese hardware charts

Won't get to say that many times, so I'll enjoy it while I can. On the back of stellar sales of Soul Sacrifice and Tales of Hearts R, the Vita topped Japan's sales with 63,000 units, beating the 3DS by a few thousand. Soul Sacrifice sold 114,000 across the single and double packs. You could even add another 22,000 to that as there are (duh) two copies in the double pack, and if you throw in digital sales it is probably doing 150,000.

The combined sales would top the official No. 1, Hatsune Miku on PS3, but have to settle for No. 2 and 10 due to the different stock units. Tales of Hearts sold 55,000 making it a great week for the Vita with four games in the top 20 including Phantasy Star Online 2 (selling 71,000 copies which isn't bad for a game you can download for free) and Shinovi Versus which managed to keep rolling.

Next week will be more of an acid test with One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 sales likely to be split between PS3 and Vita, but for a few weeks at least it all looks rosy for the Vita in Japan. Time to announce those unrevealed games now I think before things calm down.

01./00. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (Sega) - 110.229 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # (Sony Computer Entertainment) - 92.396 / NEW
03./00. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star # (Broccoli) - 67.217 / NEW
04./05. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) - 63.285 / 2.802.940 (-14%)
05./00. [PSV] Tales of Hearts R # (Bandai Namco Games) - 55.258 / NEW



PSV 63.581
3DS 61.008
PS3 19.567
PSP 18.023

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