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Submitted by knifefight 1066d ago | news

Vita Software/Hardware Storms Sales Charts - Here's How It Happened

(Includes complete software and hardware charts) "Last week, I noted that the Vita's sales hardware increase was "just the tip of the iceberg" and described why it was just that. As it turns out, yes indeed, Vita hardware started to fly off shelves once news of the price drop got some advertising and became mainstream knowledge. A multitude of shops had at least a few models and colors of the Vita sold out. Additionally, I noticed a lot of stores were sold out of Senran Kagura this week. One has to wonder what the numbers will look like next week. The releases of Soul Sacrifice and Tales of Hearts-R, along with some fresh stock of Vita systems will probably produce another good week for Vita. Below are the Media Create hardware and software numbers, in that order. Vita didn't take the top, but boy did it ever rise from its usual spot in the dirt."
-GR (3DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Trunkz Jr  +   1066d ago
People said 3DS was bad till price drop, now it's on fire, well same goes for the Vita, drop the price now it will sell like hot cakes, mmmmmm hot cakes...
knifefight  +   1066d ago | Funny
Somewhere at a pancake house:
"These hotcakes are selling like Vitas!"
r21  +   1066d ago
Pancakes are great to have and enjoy, like the ps vita ;D
Kevin ButIer  +   1065d ago
great to see Senran Kagura boobsting PSV sales, if you know what I mean
Saigon  +   1066d ago
Hold up, but this system #failz...

Seriously, i am glad this occurred, but I wouldn't be surprised that more people are going to buy this system because of a price drop. But what if they are buying the system because of the announcement of the PS4, due to its interactivity with the system.
N4g_null  +   1066d ago
Phantasy star online.... And a price drop.
ritsuka666  +   1066d ago
Nice boost, but hardly relevant for the history of the system in Japan. Anyway, Vita numbers will stay "higher" for one more week with Soul Sacrifice, then back into a battle with WiiU for scraps.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1066d ago
@ Trunkz Jr "Funny"

@Knifefight "Funny" *10

@ r21 Not in the same way but... "Well Said"
Muffins1223  +   1066d ago
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kupomogli  +   1066d ago
No it's not. The 3DS launched at $250 in the US, 25,000 yen in Japan. The 3DS received a price drop and went to $170 in the US, 15,000 yen in Japan.

The Vita is still $250 in the US and 20,000 yen in Japan. It launched at 25,000 yen same as the 3DS.

In comparison, the 3DS XL is only 18,900 yen, so slightly cheaper.


Muffins 1223's post was edited afterwards. It originally stated "Vita price is now what the 3DS was originally."
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zerocrossing  +   1066d ago
When it comes to games software always sells the hardware, Im sure more people will buy a Vita now but Im still waiting for something that interests me to be released (or get localised)
miyamoto  +   1066d ago
I disagree.

Affordable price point sells hardware first, then games come after.

It works for gaming consoles, handhelds, smartphones, tablets etc.

It also works for the casual and on the fence gamers as the hardcore gamers buy anything no matter how it is priced.

The Dead Has Risen! ROFL!


I hope Greg Miller of IGN is watching as these events unfold. He has trolled the PlayStation brand for the longest time.

PSP outsells the Wii U

Price cut imminent?
Its your move now Nintendo!
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LOL_WUT  +   1066d ago
Its what i've been saying but the loyalist on here don't want a price cut to happen for the Wii U. It could really help out Nintendo and push them ahead of the competition, sales wise. ;)
zerocrossing  +   1066d ago
If that was the case I would have a Vita by now, a price cut isn't gong to make me any more interested in a console that isn't offering me anything Im interested in.

Right now at least anyway.
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SIANSLOW  +   1066d ago
greg miller hates nintendo hes an xbox fanboy
PopRocks359  +   1066d ago

The problem is you've been bashing the Wii U since before it even launched so no one can begin to fathom why you have such an infatuation with a Wii U price drop. You clearly don't really care for the machine, so why even ask for a price drop?

At this point it's difficult to say whether a Wii U price drop is essential, though I'm at the point of believing it could be necessary unless the PS4 and Nextbox wind up being priced at least $100 more.

Prices seem to be dictating the market's attitude, so I reckon once the 360 and PS3 are no longer relevant to mainstream audiences and only the rest of the new generation comes out, the Wii U can perform more strongly as the cheapest console hardware on the market.

EDIT: On a side note, why is an article strictly related to the Vita in the Wii U section of the site?
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Root  +   1066d ago


You've been defending the Wii U non stop since before it launched so why call someone who dosen't like the decisions Nintendo are making at the minute.

Maybe he would care and actually buy one if it had a price drop. Maybe he thinks it isn't worth it at the minute.
blastcorp64  +   1065d ago
Uh, Greg miller is the guy who gave uncharted 3 a 10.0 while saying the ending wasn't that great and was rushed.
Kingthrash360  +   1065d ago
Uh, greg miller works for ign and they are really inconsistent with thier reviews... therefore should be overlooked when it comes to reviews.
Sersnake  +   1066d ago
@miyamoto and @sianslow I'm not the biggest IGN fan but you are totally wrong about Greg Miller, if something he's a PlayStation fanboy, the same for Colin Moriarty. Actually they are the biggest Sony fanboys on IGN, they are allways pretty open about their love for the PlayStation brand.
miyamoto  +   1065d ago
You spoke in general terms & I answered in general terms. Not specific and personal.

"If that was the case I would have a Vita by now,"

Sure you won't.
It won't work specifically for you but for the general public consumer who are interested to play video games pricing the no.1 deal maker or breaker. Games come after. Though even for games themselves price is no.1 deal breakers too. ie. mobile games.

Generally speaking it has been their behavior ever since.
Freddy_Millz1  +   1066d ago
Soul Sacrifice is coming down the pipe within the month.
I'd like to think that that and Phantasy Star Online 2 mixed with the price drop is helping sell the system.

I just picked one up myself, and Im luvin it like a McDonald's commercial directed at black ppl.
Veneno  +   1065d ago
Oh no my brotha', you got ta git yo own........
Kratoscar2008  +   1066d ago
And when our price cut will be comming?
tubers  +   1065d ago
I'm confident it would be near the time an international system seller comes out (KZM?).
Kratoscar2008  +   1065d ago
You might be right.
dbjj12088  +   1066d ago
Go Vita go! When will new games be out?
lovegames718  +   1066d ago
Good to see man!!! Let this baby sell and see even more awesome games come!!!!!! Mlb the show is the latest game i heard was awesome on vita although i only picked up the ps3 version.

Im getting Soul Sacrifice, Kz merc, Tearaway and a few other games as soon as they drop!
ExCest  +   1066d ago
Breasts. Add more = a gazillion dollars.
ExCest  +   1065d ago
It's... *sniff*... beautiful.
megamanX2  +   1066d ago
"And when our price cut will be comming?"

Kingthrash360  +   1065d ago
It will come as soon as E3 or later with I WILL happen... always does.
In fact what system hasn't?
jujubee88  +   1066d ago
Hey, why didn't P4tG rise? :\
I mean, Hot shots VITA rose up to the top 20. C'mon, let's get some personification up in this joint!
knifefight  +   1066d ago
There's a new hardware bundle that includes Hot Shots Golf 6. It also comes with a 32 gig memory card, stand, and screen protector. It's only $55 more than the solo system, so it was bound to sell lots. The numbers from that bundle are included in the software figures.
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jujubee88  +   1066d ago
Ah, I see. Thanks. :)
jujubee88  +   1066d ago
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GABRIEL1030  +   1066d ago
You can do it Vita :)
DivineAssault  +   1066d ago
Oh yeah, vita is starting to kick ass.. If the games keep flowing in & the price drop goes nationwide, it will explode... PS4 will only help it sell too.. Anyway, SS coming soon! I cant wait for that! or dragons crown, or kill zone!

I just hope it wasnt only due to that perv game just like that one surge they had for that pop music chick game.. we will see but im sure the price drop will increase monthly sales non the less
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1066d ago
Perv games have huge selling power in Japan. I don't think it was a big reason for the sales spike though. The Vita should have no problem selling 30-40K on a weekly basis now.
miyamoto  +   1066d ago
PS Vita is now officially Perv Station Vita!

Mwa ha ha ha ha!

DivineAssault  +   1066d ago
it shouldnt but that game was the 3rd highest selling game on the charts.. We will see how it goes but i think your right about the increase in monthly sales.. Vita was just too expensive for most.. The memory cards were my biggest hurdle.. Super expensive but i got best buy to price match amazon so i got my two 32GB cards at a great price.. I hope sony updates the thing soon tho.. Im running out of bubble space on it
kamikazepikmin  +   1066d ago
this will last about a month, then sales will plummet back down
Protagonist  +   1066d ago
What? are you Pachter?
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1066d ago
LOL @ the gif used with the article
Qrphe  +   1066d ago
Does anyone have a list of Japanese titles releasing this month on the Vita? To keep these numbers up, it needs a constant flux of games being released.
Knushwood Butt  +   1066d ago
Soul Sacrifice (3/7)
Tales of Hearts R (3/7)
One Piece Musou 2 (3/20)
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knifefight  +   1066d ago

Second paragraph starts talking about software.
worldwidegaming  +   1066d ago
My thoughts are...
US price cut will be announced at the E3 along with the PS4.
Perfect marketing ploy! I am sure it will work out.
Just making a price cut now will do nothing for the PS4.
Now if you market it WITH the PS4 come E3 more people will see and want it.
The Japanese just buy when its cheap and ignore the ads pretty much (unless its monster hunter.)
drpepperdude  +   1066d ago
I wonder if they are selling the Vita at a loss now in Japan.
sypher  +   1066d ago
No it works out in the exchange that they are selling it for the same price they are in the West. Was just that before it cost even more for a Vita than it did in Europe and US

But on topic, great to hear some positive sales news. The little system is great and deserves it.
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ichimaru  +   1066d ago
why is there always an overtly sexual article image
tubers  +   1065d ago
Well this time, it's because it's the spearhead of VITA's software saviours:
ninjahunter  +   1066d ago
I came because boobs...
Spot the pun ;) Haha

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