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Media Create software sales (9/3 – 9/9)

Media Create published the latest software sales from Japan.

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Mustang300C20121411d ago

As expected Vita drops from the 50,000 sold down to the same levels the following week at just 14k.

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|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year | YTD | Last YTD | LTD |
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| 3DS # | 64.159 | 74.293 | 49.076 | 3.059.106 | 1.776.605 | 7.341.249 |
| PSV | 14.106 | 50.070 | | 519.554 | | 959.540 |
| PS3 | 11.813 | 12.433 | 64.786 | 777.991 | 917.300 | 8.414.376 |
| PSP # | 9.065 | 10.266 | 25.404 | 557.689 | 1.451.576 | 19.287.073 |
| WII | 6.958 | 8.680 | 10.743 | 385.611 | 478.925 | 12.548.832 |
| NDS # | 1.269 | 1.488 | 4.890 | 59.237 | 575.635 | 32.867.723 |
| PS2 | 1.078 | 1.098 | 1.386 | 42.152 | 55.954 | 21.816.259 |
| 360 | 815 | 875 | 1.219 | 48.512 | 79.564 | 1.584.557 |
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| ALL | 109.263 | 159.203 | 157.504 | 5.449.852 | 5.335.559 | 104.819.609 |
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| 3DSLL | 38.913 | 44.951 | | 526.563 | | 526.563 |
| 3DS | 25.246 | 29.342 | 49.076 | 2.532.543 | 1.776.605 | 6.814.686 |
| DSiLL | 672 | 803 | 2.882 | 32.842 | 297.409 | 2.327.161 |
| DSi | 597 | 685 | 1.957 | 26.395 | 258.178 | 5.860.445 |
| PSP | 9.065 | 10.266 | 25.391 | 557.689 | 1.436.072 | 19.111.086

Lvl_up_gamer1411d ago

It's really a shame that Sony's Vita isn't panning out like they had hoped.

On a positive note...a hackable vita is a sellable Vita...

Mustang300C20121411d ago

The downside to a hackable Vita is no more support from 3rd party. What happen to the PSP is exactly why the Vita has had rocky support with 3rd party. IF that becomes the case then Sony needs to kill off the Vita because this is a worldwide issue now with not selling and software not selling or pushing Vitas. Add in a possible hackable Vita then it is done.

Lvl_up_gamer1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Well that's the thing. What is more important to Sony right now? Hardware that is selling without needing a price cut OR the lack of 3rd party support resulting in Sony having to use 1st party developers to make games....which could be pirated.

Sony will have to take the hit on something...either on hardware sales or software sales and support.

Either way....right now they are losing out on Hardware sales and if there is no hardware in the market then there won't be any 3rd party support anyways. It's a lose lose situation right now. They need to find a win somewhere and that could be in the form of a hackable handheld.

izumo_lee1411d ago

I guess everyone is waiting for the inevitable price drop of either the system or the memory cards to really grasp what the handheld is capable off.

I get in tough economic times that some are not willing to spend 250/300 on a dedicated handheld device but it does not mean that the system is not appealing to them.

If & when the price drop comes i believe the gap that the 3DS has created will shrink very fast.

Hicken1411d ago

What I think is weird is how everyone is downplaying just how GOOD the system is, simply because it's not selling.

Lvl_up_gamer1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

I don't think anyone is downplaying just how good the VITA is.

The problem is people are not willing to shell out the money for it because of either:

1) Price doesn't equate to purhcase
2) Already have PSP or DS/DS3
3) Waiting for enough VITA game in the market to warrant a purchase

Just because something is "GOOD" doesn't mean people just run out and hand over their hard earned money.

I can afford a BMW X6 but I am not running out there buying one....next year I am though... :)

Gridloc1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Maybe the sales drop of the Vita from 50k to 14k had to do with Best Buys Madden bundle with a 50 gift card. That's when I bought mine, and I have no regrets. Awesome system and it's only gonna get better. Just realized these are Japan's #'s. But I still say it increased sales in the US.

Gridloc1411d ago

I realized that after posting so I made a correction in my original post...my bad

AWBrawler1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

how does every Japanese sells article become a discussion of What Sony needs to do, or how Vita will POWN all? I've been noticing this trend and wasn't going to say anything becaus..... well, look at the disagree count, watch it sky rocket.