Media Create published the latest hardware sales from Japan. The PS Vita sees a big jump with Senran Kagura and the system's price drop.
Wow, that price cut did huge things for the Vita, it actually sold more than the 3DSXL (not both models combined). Very respectable. Let's see if they keep up that momentum.
Don't forget the good software, too. Phantasy Star Portable on PSP was *very* popular in Japan. Plus it got Senran Kagura this week. :) But yes, the price drop was definitely a big factor. As I've said elsewhere, March will likely be one of Vita's best months to date, in Japan.
Let's keep this momentum going! :) p.s. I really hope a lot of these titles get a US/EU release date. Oh, and SCEA needs to hurry up with a system price drop and memory card price drop.
Juju, the vita dropped to the price we are currently buying it for. Now Japan is paying the same price as us. There will not be a pricedrop in the west, and its totally worth the price I paid. If you can't afford it, that is unfortunate.
Agreed. Interesting that when you add the Sony handhelds together they match the Nintendo handhelds. Don't worry, I'm not deluded, I realise this is just a surge and it bearly scrapes level with the plateaued Nintendo systems! lol But still, it has to be a good sign and, as you say, let's hope this has a prolonged effect, even if it's doubtful to remain at this level. It would be great if 3DS/Vita sales were always roughly aligned as it promotes healthy competition and keeps developers and platform holders on their toes! Seemed to work that way for the PS3/360 anyway :)
the mighty vita awakens..
Indeed! Go Vita!!!
Just relax guys ... chill out and keep calm. This is great news BUT don't lose your heads now ... Let's see what the averages are in a months time ... OK? Nice to see though :)
Who are you and what did you do with the real Gribble?
Nothing's changed here fella lol. Occupying the middle ground is almost impossible on this site.
Listen to him guys,no jumping the gun yet until we see a decent average.
Thanks. To me it doesn't matter if the Vita doesn't beat the 3DS in terms of a weekly average (which I doubt it will for a very long time -- if ever). What matters is that a better average is sustained so that it inspires more support from 3rd parties. If only people could think in terms of 10 years instead of 5 ... perhaps we'd see a lot less knee jerk reactions from fans and journalists. Chillax [Yes I said that ...]
@GribbleGrunger I feel the same C: I don't care for which console outsells which(really don't considering I own both lol),I only want the handhelds to pump out titles like soul sacrifice,mono's 3ds title,tearway,like the psp/ds were. From the looks of it the handheld market is shriking,that saddens me and I hope both(well the 3ds is past that route in jap but meh)so that we all can continue handheld gaming.I hate for one to plummet because that would only foward us further in IOS/smartphone game future.
I agree with u. I think maybe 20-25k. I wish they would release a Dragon quest game. The sells would really skyrocket. I'm waiting for a price drop here then I will buy one.
Remember Gribble that this month there are a lot of high quality games coming out for the Vita so don't be surprised that these numbers will be pretty similar the following weeks. With Tales of Hearts R, Soul Sacrifice, Muramasa & Phantasy Star Online 2 getting some traction as well.
The Vita with the release of Monster Monpiece, Demon Gaze & Senran Kagura having its highest sales it is beginning to take a hold of the otaku crowd in Japan.
I've seen so many guys playing Phantasy Star on the train!...I'm not alone anymore :)
The price is the only thing holding the ps3 and ps vita back right now. overall good numbers for both Nintendo and Sony.
Viva la Vita.
Holy crap! Didnt that Sony exec say it sold 4 times more than last week sales? O_O This is not 4 times more....its 6 times! And it finally outsold the 3DS! And by that, at the top of the sales chart. Yes, 3DS fanboys, i know the total 3DS is 70k+ -_-
He said "4 times the last 2 week period." It sold 8,000 in each of the last two weeks, so 16,000. 4 Times 16,000 is 64,000. So, pretty accurate. :) Edit: No problem. And yeah, either way it's a big jump. I hope it keeps up.
Ah, i see. Thanks for the info. Still surprising surge of sales IMO.
Or 8 times last week's sales ;) He could have made it clearer and more impactful by saying that - not like these sorts of fellas to miss an opportunity like that!
Sony needs to announce the price drop on US and EU too at E3 if they want to keep the momentum. But, an earlier than E3 price drop would be better.
Hopefully, once the sales stabilize after a few weeks, Sony will price drop the vita world wide :D Once that happens, I cant wait for the plethora of new games and more developers jump on board to the vita.
Congratulations are in order. It seems the "dead" can walk, now let's get these zombies sprinting.
But the 3DS still sold 15,000 more. (And the 3DS sold 196,000 the week after its price cut.) TL:DR - Vita still a massive failure. Nintendo continues to do what Sony don't - make handhelds that people actually want to buy in Japan.
Serious question: Is the Wiiu a failure?
And I repeat the question!
Vita a massive failure? You do realize that the 3ds price cut hurt Nintendo alot right? Yeah it helped move hardware but it essientially became loss of profit on each console sold. It caused the stock to drop.
Hahaha! Nintendo fanboys are pulling their hair at the news.
The PS VITA deserves every kind of succes it can get. Honestly the best handheld gaming device ever created!
I have to say those are pretty horrible Vita numbers for essentially their last gambit, but I guess it all comes down to Sony hoping Soul Sacrifice becoming Monster Hunter. lol
nothing new here....same old nintendo drone here. It did better then the 3ds XL and some how it's a fail.....
Your choice of handheld is still not getting Project J : )
That's not an amazing boost. Vita had a 5000 Yen drop(10,000 yen drop for the 3G model), a new colour and a bunch of games with Soul Sacrifice coming next week. The sales won't stay at this level either but drop over the weeks unless Soul Sacrifice is a phenomenon. For comparison the 3DS price drop saw it selling 196K the week of the drop. Hopefully the drop will help improve the baseline though and do enough to secure some future support.
You already got a agree, lol. Thank god we have Nintendo fanboys in gaming. They're never late to a good damage control party.
You know accusing me of being a fanboy reflects worse on you than me right? You could have just as easily explained why you disagree with my assessment and why my points may not be correct or applicable.
"For comparison the 3DS price drop saw it selling 196K the week of the drop." was that a worldwide price drop or just a japan price drop with the 196k? honestly i dont know, so i figured i would ask
The price drop happened simultaneously worldwide but it sold 196K just in Japan on the week of the price drop.
Yes at first not as big a boost as many expected but you have to take to account that prior to the price cut many retail outlets did not stock a lot of Vitas & sold out once the cut hit.
Next week should be interesting cause these stores will have more shipments of Vitas in the stores anticipating demand for the system. Sony will also be shipping more units to retails as well.
@SpoonyRedMage maybe the 3ds saw such huge numbers because its price drop almost doubles the Vita's? Just a thought. smdh, desperate Ninty fanboys are desperate.
Defensive Sony fanboys are defensive.
LOL the PSP is kicking WiiU ass. Dont get me wrong im not bashing the WiiU is just that for a "dead" system the PSP is still strong. If only people hasnt killed the PSP here we could get more awesome games.
Still guzzling i see? You have a personal vendetta against Sony products i see lol which is stranger being that you should have it against the gaming company of your choice for screwing you over and over again with the same crap! lol
By the way clear the milk off the side of your mouth its dripping down bwahhhhh lol
Good job vita.. Everyone else deserves a tad bit of credit too.. like 1-2%
486 units. Get 'em 360!!
I hope this keeps up mainly because I am sick and tired of hearing people brag about 3DS sales..
i chose the vita over the 3ds because not because its more powerful but the potential it has.... i did not pick the 3ds eventhough it has more games its because it lack the different types of genre for games as of now it doesnt even have an fps, few sports if any?, fighting games are much more comfortable in vita and lack of open-world games....
hate to break it to you, but the initial sells boost always dies.down after a price drop. Plus Pokemon and Monster Hunter 4 is on the way
butthurt oni-chan? many people predict that the vita will get 30-35k sales this week but looks like their completely wrong. too bad for naysayers. stop pretending some sort of analysts ok and the sales of each consoles, handhelds speaks up for itself
Why would I be hurt by sells? I want Vita to sell. Competition is good and I'm not some biased fantard. I'm just speaking from experience.
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