Japan Weekly Sales Charts 25/2/13 – 3/3/13

This time of the week seems to be rolling around faster and faster, that time of the week where we take a minute or two to see how sales are doing over in Japan.

And this week there appears to be a bit of a shakeup. With the recent price drop in Japan for the PS Vita, Sony did anticipate that sales would go up but I don’t think anyone thought the sales would quadruple. Since the Vita dropped down to just under ¥20,000, the Vita has managed to shift 44,000 units whereas two weeks before the price cut, Sony was selling 11,000 units.

So what does this all mean? Has the Vita managed to upset the Nintendo 3DS? Well, yes and at the same time, no. For the week, Sony sold through 62,543 PS Vita units while Nintendo sold 50,265 units of the 3DS LL (XL). But let’s not forget that Nintendo also has the standard 3DS in its arsenal as well. So when you add the 3DS XL and the standard 3DS sales together, we get a figure of 77,439. So the 3DS as a whole is still reigning supreme in Japan, for the time being anyways.

The Wii U still appears to be struggling bringing in the type of figures that the Vita was pulling before the price cut. The Wii U only sold through 10,021 units which is a tad worrying for Nintendo but we’ll see how it all pans out next week.

Software Chart

  1. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8
  2. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies
  3. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
  4. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission
  5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  6. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe
  7. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  9. [PSP] Shining Ark
  10. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden

Hardware Chart

  1. PlayStation Vita – 62,543 (11,456)
  2. Nintendo 3DS XL – 50,265 (49,317)
  3. Nintendo 3DS – 27,174 (25,412)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 25,725 (18,529)
  5. PSP – 11,171 (8,981)
  6. Wii U – 10,021 (9,633)
  7. Wii – 1,383 (1,317)
  8. Xbox 360 – 486 (473)
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