Comments (48)
majiebeast  +   1045d ago
Still solid sales numbers for the vita looks like the price cut paid off. Just watch Sony announce 1 for the west at E3.

Wow Muramasa Vita first week sales has almost out sold the first year of the wii version already.

Also ouch at Dragonquest X(33k) Wario & Game(22K).
#1 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(15) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
Neonridr  +   1045d ago
you do realize that Dragon's Quest was only on the software charts for 1 day when those lists came out right? I mean the weekly charts included the days from March 25th to the 31st. Dragon's Quest launched March 30th. So had Dragon's Quest been available for the entire week the numbers would have been more in the 150k range (based on how much it moved in one day).

Game and Wario came out on the 28th, so its numbers could have potentially been doubled, so say maybe 50k instead..
#1.1 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(12) | Report | Reply
SilentNegotiator  +   1044d ago
Those are still rather low first day sales, even considering that it's just the region of Japan.
Neonridr  +   1045d ago
What launched overseas that caused the huge spike in the Wii U sales? It doubled in sales, so just curious if there was any software release.
LostDjinn  +   1045d ago
Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online

Edit: Game and Wario launched this week as well.

Edit, edit:majiebeast beat me to it.
#2.1 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Zefros  +   1045d ago
the numbers aren't huge to be honest. ps3 was selling at 68 000 units a couple of months back, thats what i call huge sales.
Neonridr  +   1045d ago
doubling your units from the previous week is huge when we are talking about the Wii U. I was just curious what caused the spike, I didn't realize that much software released in Japan. A good sight to see regardless, just like the Vita numbers being up are good as well.
jeybee   1045d ago | Trolling | show
knifefight  +   1045d ago
Re: "Ps3 was selling 68,000 just a few months ago"
Yeah you mean the Christmas rush? Well...yeah, duh?

The PS3 spent no significant part of 2012 selling 68,000 units. Short-term sales bursts like Golden Week (May) Obon (August) and the month of December/first week of January are not the usual. It usually sells between 15,000 and 25,000 these days.
#2.2.3 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(0) | Report
MikeMyers  +   1045d ago
You're right, lets compare PS3 sales to the busy time if the year and not now against Wii U sales. Makes perfect sense.

Good to see Vita sales continue to do well and not just a blip. Nintendo needs to get some strong titles for the Wii U and then it should start to pick up and sell at a steady rate.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1045d ago
Vita is officially back from the UnFail/Undead. (because I never thought it was Fail/Dead).

Hopefully, (and I think they will) WiiU numbers stay like this! If so then WiiU should move off the "Fail-List" too.

Why does everybody want Dreamcast? The Console Wars shouldn't be Mortal Combat.
MasterCornholio  +   1045d ago
Well that depends on how good or bad the console is.

For example: When Nintendo released the Virtually Boy everyone wanted it to fail because it was a horrible portable.

However the Vita is an excellent handheld which is why loads of people want it to succeed.

All I'm saying is that the people who view the Wii U has a horrible last gen console want it to fail on the market and the Nintendo fans who view it as a for gamers wet dream want it to succeed.

Edit: Stupid auto correct destroyed my comment. Men can't be bothered to edit the mistakes.

Motorola RAZR i
#3.1 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
Ck1x  +   1045d ago
The Virtual Boy was never considered a portable gaming device. Nintendo actually considered it a home console as well! The thing had tripod like legs on it, there was nothing portable about it... As for why people want the WiiU to fail, because many think that their way of gaming is the true and only way to game. No different from religion and politics really when you think about it. During election time look at how nasty and devious people get just to hold the number one spot. People run with lies and partial truths in the gaming industry as well it's no different. Mark Rein and UE4 scandal is the latest thing that comes to mind. So quick to mention something that isn't true, just to get the free media
Jadedz  +   1045d ago
'' As for why people want the WiiU to fail, because many think that their way of gaming is the true and only way to game. No different from religion and politics really when you think about it.''

Very intellectually said.
sly-Famous  +   1045d ago
Damn Vita outsells the 3DS second week running. Even though the Wii-u had a sales spike I think its too little too late.
SpitTake  +   1045d ago
So wait, the Vita was selling like garbage for a year but it's fine, but the Wii U has been selling like garbage for 3 months and has a spike in sales and it's too little to late? Fanboy much?
Also, you don't know how to do math because the 3DS is selling 2X more than the Vita.
sly-Famous  +   1044d ago
Mmm, 3DS sells 28k compared to the Vita's 31k? and I dont know how to do math? Can you please give a link that proves the Vita is selling like "garbage" because according to the NPC the Vita is selling quite well, not as good as the 3DS well enough none the less, get your facts straight son. Judging from your defensive comment I really dont think I am the one who is the fanboy here.
SpitTake  +   1043d ago
Wow, you are terrible at math brother. Also, yes it was selling horribly because before the price drop it was averaging like 7k a month in Japan and it's still not doing well in America.
The 3DS sold around 68k.
GribbleGrunger  +   1045d ago
Fella, the 3DS sold 77,000 and the Vita sold 31,700. Try being a Sony 'fan' like me, it's far less embarrassing.
#4.2 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(19) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
testerg35  +   1045d ago
LOL... sad part is 4 people agreed with you.
CalvinKlein  +   1044d ago
you must be bad at math or reading, maybe both.
CaptainN  +   1045d ago
Um, you do realize there are 2 rows for the 3DS Vita isn't outselling it, you have to add the 3DS and 3DS XL system sales together!
chestnut1122  +   1045d ago
Nahhh! There is nothing new between the war of Sony and Nintendo at the handheld market. DS has a lifetime sales of 150 million+ and psp has a lifetime sales of 75 million+ It would still probably the same with the 3ds and Vita. I am pretty Sure both Will pretty be successful in their own way. Knowing Sony's machines, They are Doing better in the latter rounds. So all the Ninty fanboys saying the Vita is dead where are You now? Look at the Lovely Vita,even without something as big as God of War,GTA and many more big franchises Sony could land at the Vita, The Vita is selling Decently.
#5.1 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
tubers  +   1045d ago
Except for a minor detail; numbers greatly favoring the 3DS compared to last gen's marketshares.

~29m vs ~4m

Hope the VITA becomes more competitive sooner than later.
chestnut1122  +   1045d ago

Correction almost 4.5 million. Major releases and price cut(both in the hardware and memory cards) in the west will turn all of these around. Original Call of duty and Grand theft Auto etc etc. for the West and Original Final Fantasy and Persona etc. etc, will do justice to Japan
CaptainN  +   1045d ago
How are there so many disagees...this is simple math people.....two 3DS versions get counted together in lifetime sales, what is wrong with you people??? You Sony fanboys have a warped way of twisting numbers.

3DS LL (38,442)
3DS (28,538)

Vita (31,795)
chestnut1122  +   1045d ago
Vita's monthly sales comparison
Feb-13 ( 34,715) Mar-13 ( 229,632)

It has level up to 7 times
#6 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(11) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
skyrimer  +   1045d ago
very solid sales for Vita, way to go!
MakiManPR   1045d ago | Spam
sherimae2413  +   1045d ago
go vita!
keep selling like this and we will get that dev support in no time ^_^
r21  +   1045d ago
Steady on vita, steady on. I really hope 30k is the new stable numbers.
knifefight  +   1045d ago
We'll see for reals in April and May. In the whole months of April and May, there are only like 5 Vita games being released. 4 of them on April 25, and 1 of them on May 23. That's it for the next two months. =/

( http://www.playstationlifes... )
r21  +   1045d ago
Damn, didnt know that. Well, I just hope the stabilized numbers will be above 10k+ for a while till the next game releases there.
tubers  +   1045d ago
What happened with SS!? So much for the hype (plenty of JPN ads as well)
Hicken  +   1045d ago
Trolling the wrong article? This is the hardware numbers; Soul Sacrifice would be mentioned in the software article.
supremacy  +   1045d ago
Question to you guys, how many units do you think the vita will sell during the FFX release date?

And do you think Monster hunter and Resident evil will ever come to the vita?
#12 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
TongkatAli  +   1045d ago
I think they both will come when Capcom gets bored of the 3DS hardware. I will buy a original Resident Evil for the Vita not a revelations port and Monster Hunter looks boring to me so pass.

Whack whack or magical spell elements ? Soul Sacrifice is more interesting to me then Monster Hunter.
Protagonist  +   1045d ago
Well said, played MH on my PSP a few years ago but SS is def... the better game and that is only based on the demo.
GdaTyler  +   1045d ago
Of course the 3ds will sell more. It's much cheaper and comes in two versions that sell almost the same. So it will always be on top no matter what. Nintendo is smart.
mshope10  +   1045d ago
wii u gets games and starts selling units!I see many fanboys crying today!
profgerbik  +   1045d ago
Vita is doing great. That was quick.
#15 (Edited 1045d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
Ravi2012PSN  +   1044d ago
Keep trucking my precious vita :) Soon enough we will laugh in the face of those nasty nay-sayers :D, Wii U's gonna do fine, 3DS..DAMN I HATE that denying those sales numbers tho :| LOL!
gear  +   1044d ago
I don't understand is how the vita sales have increased in japan,I heard rumors that it is because of two games i.e. phantasy star online 2 protable and soul sacrifice but that can't be the only reason for such a boost.
kae344  +   1044d ago
PS3 – 19,069
Wii – 1,858
Xbox 360 – 598
AKR  +   1044d ago
And now the Wii U is outselling it's former competitors! And this is with it's FIRST big-quality releases for the year. Imagine later this year where even more get released. Take for instance:

- Wind Waker HD
- Bayonetta 2
- Pikmin 3
- The Wonderful 101
- And any other big title that hasn't been announced yet

Pretty sweet sales. Vita seems to be gaining some ground to, also very nice.
profgerbik  +   1044d ago
When the PS Vita outsold the 3DS, I wasn't throwing it in every single Nintendo fans face. I was just happy to see the system do better and the reason for that was because it was a very significant increase in sales.

Is the Wii U sales jump really that impressive? I don't think so. Here is why, not including the fact it really isn't a big spike in sales.

What reason do people really have to buy PS3's or even Xbox 360's anymore?

None really, the PS4 and Xbox 720 will be out fairly soon, there is going to be very little sales for both the PS3 and 360 now because of that. I wouldn't be surprised if the Wii U starts outselling the PS3 for a while until the new systems are released.

The Wii U is considered next gen by many but people constantly compare it with everything from last generation. When the Wii U is outselling the PS4 and Xbox 720 you can brag all you want about your system. I think it is much more justifiable comparing it to systems of the same "class".

For now though why is this considered a good thing? I am not even hating, or being some Sony ass clown. I am seriously questioning based on the logic I just provided why is that good?

I mean it is good it is selling more. I am not shitting all over it, more sales are always good. I just don't get why people are bragging about it.
#20 (Edited 1044d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
TongkatAli  +   1044d ago
I don't know, but its embarrassing. Look at how many units it outsold the PS3, nuff said.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login