Vita sales top 3DS in Japanese sales, pigs seen flying

Famitsu sees the Vita edge the 3DS by a few thousand units in its weekly sales. Media Create still has it just behind, but on the balance of probabilities, Vita is just ahead, but things aren't as rosy as they could be.

With loads of new games out next week too, its a bit of a free-for-all, yet sales overall are only up a bit, despite the new releases, which doesn't seem like a good thing. Perhaps if all the Vita and 3DS buyers are now suitably equipped, its only big new game bundles and hardware revisions or price cuts that will drive sales.

The 3DS is still ahead on the games sales front with Mario leading the way (but only third in Famitsu's numbers), but with five Vita games hitting the chart, its a busy time for any gamer. The Vita wasn't that far off the PS3's J-Stars sales, but way off Samurai Warriors, I wonder why? Things should kick off more next week with new Hatsune Miku and others arriving onsale.

01./00. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) (¥4.800) - 132.668 / NEW
02./00. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 # (Koei Tecmo)  (¥7.560) - 120.452 / NEW
03./00. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami)  (¥2.980) - 119.615 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs # (Bandai Namco)  (¥7.980) - 118.240 / NEW
05./00. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs # (Bandai Namco) (¥6.980) - 97.821 / NEW
09./00. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 # (Koei Tecmo)  (¥7.140) - 39.597 / NEW
12./00. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (Konami)  (¥6.983) - 30.261 / NEW
13./00. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (Konami)  (¥3.980) - 27.823 / NEW
14./00. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: (Compile Heart)  (¥6.090) - 26.845 / NEW
15./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 2: Deluxe (Sega)  (¥5.229) - 16.152 / NEW