Media Create published the latest hardware sales from Japan.
everything went down in sales except vita and dsi compared to last week :P
+7 units! Gogogogo! Seriously though, I think the sales are going to drop off until the release of the White Vita and the Hatsune Miku Vita which is reportedly sold out all across Japan right now.
And the XBox is down to three digit numbers. Ouch.
I think the 360 is poised to take over japan.
Those poor Japanese. And to think that they had enough problems with Gojira and giant mechs destroying their city's. :'( XperiaRay
Watch out now!
When the PS2 is outselling you, you know ya got a problem lol
Xbox 360 is 7 years old and PS3 is 12. We can stop comparing them. They are both old tech.
Where did you get the age of the ps3 from? When it was in concept design? Or do you mean ps2?
I meant PS2. D'oh.
I wasn't trolling. Seriously, why are we comparing sales of 7 and 12 year old systems?
Not good for anybody. Good that the Vita didn't drop, but it didn't increase by anything impressive, either. Oh, where's Kaos?
Kinda funny that everyone thought that the 3DS will be the biggest threat to the Vita in Japan but it turns out to be the PSP. I do not think Sony really cares though cause both of these platforms are making money for them regardless. I really wanna see how the Vita will do once Persona 4 Golden is released on June 14.
If that was actually the case the 3DS wouldn't be selling 4 times as many PSP's. The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows: 3DS – 45,752 PS3 – 12,026 PSP – 10,652 Vita – 6,347 Wii – 5,956 PS2 – 1,166 Xbox 360 – 825 DSi LL – 683 DSi – 425 For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week: 3DS – 46,425 PS3 – 12,996 PSP – 12,247 Vita – 6,340 Wii – 6,073 PS2 – 1,212 Xbox 360 – 1,023 DSi LL – 819 DSi – 387
Selling more doesn't make it a direct threat. In the first place, the two devices aren't exactly aimed at the same target audiences. You can tell as much by their games and features: not denying that the 3DS can be/is a core machine, but like its predecessor, it has a far higher casual appeal than Sony's device. The Vita and the PSP,, however? Even thinking about buying a Vita made me miss my PSP, so I'm sure there are people who just stuck with their PSP, or would decide to get one INSTEAD of the Vita.
There is no doubt that the 3DS is the main competitor to the Vita as gaming platforms go. However in order for the Vita to compete with the 3DS it has to get pass the PSP first. Unlike in other regions the PSP is still a thriving handheld in Japan with many devs still making games for it. Once those devs move over to the Vita than sales for it will be similar to those of the PSP.
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