Vita sales approach five million in Japan

<pirate voice> Ahh, we're in the doldrums now! </pirate voice> Yep, Vita sales are going nowhere fast in the dead zone of late spring. The handheld sold just under 11,000 units in Japan according to Media Create chart information, which is its worst week of 2016.

On the positive side, even if it keeps that feeble number up, it will pass five million lifetime sales in Japan next week. Also, there's finally a major new release to celebrate with Dragon Quest Heroes 2 out on Friday, which should give things a healthy nudge.

Also out of Japan are the latest Famitsu review scores with this week's big release top scoring:

Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4/PS3/PSV) – 10/10/9/10
Neverending Nightmares (PS4/PSV) – 7/8/8/7
Taisho Alice All in One (PSV visual novel) – 8/8/7/7

This week the Vita managed to sneak a couple of new Otome titles into the chart with Idea Factory's Period Cube: Torikago no Amadeus in at 16, selling 3,850 and Spike's Kenka Bancho Otome doing a bit better, shifting 8,000 units to land in the top five. Otherwise, Powerful Pro Baseball passed the 125,000 sales mark and Minecraft continues selling, and selling and selling.....