Vita sales drop below 10K in Japan

The latest Media Create chart and sales figure show Japan lurching toward the end of summer.

Sengoku Otome: Legend Battle is the only major Vita new entry shifting a modest 16,054 to land at No. 5, while yet another Idea Factory otome title, Moujuu-Tachi to Ohimesama, sneaks in at No. 19 with 4.750 sales.

Weekly Vita unit sales drop below the 10K barrier for the first time this year, but are broadly on trend with previous years. Will any release provide those big spikes over the last quarter of the year? Or is Sony supply-constraining the Vita to manage demand, and prevent big rises and falls to maintain a steady income?

Atelier Firis Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey from Gust and Demon Gaze 2 from Kadokawa are out in Japan later this week, which might help provide the first signs of some much needed spikiness!

Last week's data here.