Japanese charts: Vita sales fall 57% over last week

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:26 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

PS Vita sales showed a drastic decline on Media Create’s weekly sales chart with only 18,361 units moved, a 57% decline over the 42,648 units sold last week. On the software end, Namco’s Super Robot Taise OG Saga Masou Kishin II moved 81,996 units for its debut on PSP.

In Japan, Vita saw an upswing at launch, but sales have progressively dropped ever since:

  • Launch: 324,859
  • Week 2: 72,479
  • Week 3: 42,648
  • Week 4: 18,361

For the week ending January 15, the holiday sales drop not only affected Vita, but 3DS as well, with unit sales for the handheld dropping 50% over the week prior, despite still maintaining the top spot on the hardware chart.

Media Create has stopped reporting sales of DS Lite, which last week only sold 28 units in the region.

PS3 and PSP, which landed in second and thrid place, respectively, also saw a drop in sales.

The full hardware chart with last week’s sales in parentheses is below, courtesy of Andriasang.

  • 3DS: 100,668 (197,952)
  • PS3: 30,332 (67,199)
  • PSP: 22,538 (62,746)
  • PSV: 18,361 (42,648)
  • Wii: 14,179 (33,208)
  • DSi LL: 1,515 (3,356)
  • X360: 1,519 (2,453)
  • DSi: 1,206 (2,418)
  • PS2: 766 (1,659)

The software chart for the same period was topped by the aforementioned Namco title for PSP, but it wasn’t the only debut for the week, Tecmo’s Spirit Camera and Namco Ace Combat 3D were also new to charts.

Mario Kart 7, Monster Hunter 3G, Super Mario 3D Land, and Inazuma Eleven Go helped Super Robot Taise round out the top 5.

The full top 20 for the week with LtD sales in parentheses is posted below.

  • [PSP] 01. Super Robot Taise OG Saga Masou Kishin II (Namco Bandai, 01/12): 81,996 <- NEW
  • [3DS] 02. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01): 52,266 (1,369,623)
  • [3DS] 03. Monster Hunter 3G (Cacpom, 12/10): 44,644 (1,128,498)
  • [3DS] 04. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 40,154 (1,239,440)
  • [3DS] 05. Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 12/15): 20,777 (346,135)
  • [PS3] 06. Musou Orochi 2 (Tecmo Koei, 12/22): 20,409 (336,925)
  • [3DS] 07. Spirit Camera (Nintendo, 01/12): 16,351 <- NEW
  • [PS3] 08. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15): 14,407 (753,968)
  • [3DS] 09. Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble (Namco Bandai, 01/12): 12,819 <- NEW
  • [WII] 10. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 12,370 (503,048)
  • [WII] 11. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11/11/2010): 10,076 (843,833)
  • [WII] 12. Wii Party (Nintendo, 07/08/2010): 9,383 (2,266,185)
  • [PSP] 13. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best(Cacpom, 09/22): 9,342 (163,780)
  • [WII] 14. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version (Namco Bandai,, 11/23): 9,049 (206,052)
  • [WII] 15. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, 04/10/2008): 8,978 (3,483,638)
  • [WII] 16. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 8,931 (579,098)
  • [WII] 17. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai,, 10/20): 8,162 (216,180)
  • [3DS] 18. Nintendogs + cats (Nintendo, 02/26): 7,958 (475,872)
  • [PS3] 19. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Dubbed Version (Square Enix, 12/22): 7,772 (90,446)
  • [WII] 20. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme (Level-5, 12/22): 6,716 (134,126)

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