Legend of Heroes and One Piece crash the Japanese chart as Vita sales rise

Vita sales perked up in Japan last week, spiced up by a couple of new releases, the new Legend of Heroes and One Piece games. Vita sold 14,735 units (including 1,436 Vita TV sales) according to Media Create.

That'll likely drop this week, ahead of the following week's big releases including Freedom Wars and Panzer Girls. The PSP's farewell tour continued with another 4,300 sales, just two weeks to go before they become collector's items.

05./00. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution # (Kadokawa Shoten) - 19.659 / NEW 
07./00. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco Games) - 10.348 / NEW 

The modest sales of these new entries isn't great news (although One Piece also launched on PS3 and WiiU, splitting sales). The last Legend of Heroes title sold 100,000 copies eventually, so this seems like a rather weak addition to the series. Then again, Famitsu's numbers have it at 26,000 sales, so perhaps MC is a bit off.