The latest Media Create hardware sales show continued strong support for Vita and another dip for Wii U.
Still strong numbers for the vita :) okay Sony you have done your guinea pig test with Japan now roll on the price drop everywhere else now. Not good that the wii u dipped under 10000 for a home console in Japan, Nintendo really need to start rolling out their top teir stuff.
The thing is that it doesn't have ANY good game. And the upcoming games are multiplatforms that people would prefer play on ther PS360 than in the Wii U. There are no games for the Wii U right now until Pikmin 3. And no, Monster Hunter Ultimate wont help it on Japan cuz it was a Launch Tittle on Japan and I don't see it doing so great on US. And the other "good" game coming is Lego City Undercover...really a GTA wannabe? I'm not saying the Wii U is doomed but right now is dead at least until E3. But E3 is like 3 months away.
i agree with you. I thought lego city was gonna be cool but it turns out its not gonna be like the batman game and star wars game type action. You do some ninja moves and handcuff a guy thats it no destruction in the city. last time i played lord of the rings legos i was making bodys fall apart with frodos and the gang and building stuff. nintendo should of had pikmin 3 released already. i fear it might be to late as the hype for the game has died down do to nintendo making everyone wait especially nintendo of america thats making americans wait for all the 3ds and wii u games that been out in japan since last year. its like dude release the games stop trying to release it at certain times. you dont get to do that when you dont have any games out. nintendo needs to throw everything and the kitchen sink out right now. im talking every 2-3 weeks need to be releasing something good on 3ds and or wii u.
***Edit: article needs Vita tag adding, by the way*** You're so right. Price drop + AAA games = sales surge wherever you are. Hopefully they'll tie in a smaller price drop to coincide with big releases here within the next couple of months. This marks the first time the Vita has outsold both 3DS models since launch, and even the PSP saw a large percentage increase over last week, which bodes well for future Vita sales in it's homeland.
Vita outsold 3DS? I wonder if Sony can keep the momentum.
Just as important is that Soul Sacrifice sold over 150K (about 144k, then add digital sales). I think that's the best performing new IP to come out of SCEJ. Awesome news.
price drop and games can solve anything and hell ya sony can keep this momentum if they still have games planned throughout the year
Nintendo needs to act...and they need to do it NOW !!!
The reason why the vita is doing so well is because it came fresh off a price drop with a high-quality studio Japan game, if it didn't outsell the 3ds there would be a problem
I think he means about the wii-u
What about the Wii U then?
Well yes it was more for Wii-U then 3DS......but they need to just start making noise and showing consumers why the should buy a Wii-U and why they should purchase a 3DS over a Vita with the new price drop. They seem way to relaxed considering their home consoles have no hype behind them, and its a shame because the Wii-U is actually a really nice piece of hardware. It may not be the most powerful console this upcoming gen, but its not about power its about games. And that's what everyone wants to see is games!
Wow the first that that ive seen the Vita outsell the 3DS in Japan. I know it wont last but hopefully from this point onwards the Vita will do much better.
Wow even more than last week
It must have gone down abit now. *sees tiny increase and actually out sold the 3DS total* O_O CONTINUES SPIT TAKE FROM LAST WEEK Been 2 good weeks for vita. Oh and soul sacrifice sold 136k btw.
I'm getting one, closer to the holliday season, so I can get full use of the PS4 possibilities. I hope the price drops until then... I wonder where those "Vita is DOOOOOOMED" articles (and N4G users) are, just 3 weeks ago they were on non stop anti-vita mode, and now I just can't seem to find the... How fast everything changes with just a price-drop... The same happened to the 3DS one year ago
Now this is a good week. Last week was the price drop which increased the sales but not a tremendous amount but the fact that Soul Sacrifice managed to make the hardware sales stay where they were is a great result. I think it might be the best debut for a Sony New IP in a long time as well...
Dang, I was wrong about the Vita. I thought the price drop only help it temporary but it looks like the VITA will be the best selling unit in Japan from now on. Impressive to say the least.
There is no way, on God's green Earth you are giving the Vita credit where it's due. I see what you're doing and it's not impressing anyone. The Vita has had a couple of great weeks and I believe it will have a couple more, at least, before it finds it's plateau. We should be happy to see the 3DS get competition - it's healthy all round ;)
I hope that Sony comes with a PS4 + Vita bundle, I would have to pop on it
Soul Sacrifice im ready for you in the U.S. this game is going to sell good!!!!!!
The demo was amazing, wasted more time in that than some of my purchased games.
so it turns out that Vita is not so dead after all.
Everyone I know in my class has traded in their 3DS for the Vita.(I live in Japan) I wonder how long Sony can keep up this momentum.
What was the reason for the trade?
Cause they felt like it ? My friend should sell his too, haven't seen him use it since the summer of 2012, he uses his Vita so that means he doesn't like the 3DS as much : /
Now, final fanasy x needs to step in soon. And help keep this momentum going. Ive always argued with people and often theorize that if both handhelds were to have the same price, things would be different. And this just about proves my theory, heck the vita isnt even 180 its about 213.00 still. Sony would have dropped the price sooner, but didnt want to against their plan for profitable quarters coming in the coming year. Thats why i took the vita this long for a price drop, not 6 months. If this trend continues, the vita will see greator support and as a gamer who owns and can appreciate it for what it offers, this is good news.
I expect a small drop in the Vita next week cause of some minor new releases like Stein's Gate but i do see an increase the week after when One Piece 2 & Atelier Meruru show up. Last week their were some supply issues with some retailers, it looks like it may have been rectified this week with it overtaking both the 3DS combined. Soul Sacrifice looks to be a winner with the masses. Hopefully it will be a new franchise with many more successful games in the future.
Sony knew it needed a monster hunter type game, and instead of paying royalties to a 3rd party company, it invested in an exclusive ip in Soul sacrifice, and who better to make the game than of Capcoms legend dveloper. If this game goes on to have a similar success to monster hunter, then this would save Sony from having to issue a deal with capcom. And as a result may force capcom to reconsider their business strategy thus bringing monster hunter to the vita. God eater 2 dont know if its out yet, but ill say thats another title that should help vita continue this run is in. I know sega likes the vita and so does tecmo, and i hope Sony looks into bringing more ps2 remasters like persona 4 golden to the vita. Imagine, skies of arcadia, grandia, a yakuza, rogue galaxy, final fantasy 12 and much more? Hopefully Killzone mercenary can do for the vita in the us, what games like phantasy star online 2 and soul sacrifice has so far.
Nice to see the Vita sell well. Hopefully this will spark more Japanese developers to create more original content for the Vita platform.
I would say maybe the ps4 has something to do with it. Considering that they announced that every game avail on ps4 will be playable on Vita its a possible reason. I know that some of those feature vita/ps4 sold me on getting a ps4 at launch.
The beast called PS Vita showing its fangs.
Great numbers for PS.. Maybe fools will see that games will make vita start moving.. Japan got some fantastic games this month.. Im jealous
Ouch Wii U needs to step it up!
But you see who is at the top of the Charts now? VITA. Followed by the 3DS- Both of these consoles were declared dead by Trolls and pROs So, don't count out WiiU yet.
Wow good numbers by the Vita. One Piece will give it another boost in a few weeks.
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