Media Create hardware sales (3/25 - 3/31)

Media Create published the latest hardware sales from Japan.

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majiebeast1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Still solid sales numbers for the vita looks like the price cut paid off. Just watch Sony announce 1 for the west at E3.

Wow Muramasa Vita first week sales has almost out sold the first year of the wii version already.

Also ouch at Dragonquest X(33k) Wario & Game(22K).

Neonridr1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

you do realize that Dragon's Quest was only on the software charts for 1 day when those lists came out right? I mean the weekly charts included the days from March 25th to the 31st. Dragon's Quest launched March 30th. So had Dragon's Quest been available for the entire week the numbers would have been more in the 150k range (based on how much it moved in one day).

Game and Wario came out on the 28th, so its numbers could have potentially been doubled, so say maybe 50k instead..

SilentNegotiator1299d ago

Those are still rather low first day sales, even considering that it's just the region of Japan.

Neonridr1300d ago

What launched overseas that caused the huge spike in the Wii U sales? It doubled in sales, so just curious if there was any software release.

LostDjinn1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online

Edit: Game and Wario launched this week as well.

Edit, edit:majiebeast beat me to it.

Zefros1300d ago

the numbers aren't huge to be honest. ps3 was selling at 68 000 units a couple of months back, thats what i call huge sales.

Neonridr1300d ago

doubling your units from the previous week is huge when we are talking about the Wii U. I was just curious what caused the spike, I didn't realize that much software released in Japan. A good sight to see regardless, just like the Vita numbers being up are good as well.

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knifefight1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Yeah you mean the Christmas rush? Well...yeah, duh?

The PS3 spent no significant part of 2012 selling 68,000 units. Short-term sales bursts like Golden Week (May) Obon (August) and the month of December/first week of January are not the usual. It usually sells between 15,000 and 25,000 these days.

MikeMyers1300d ago

You're right, lets compare PS3 sales to the busy time if the year and not now against Wii U sales. Makes perfect sense.

Good to see Vita sales continue to do well and not just a blip. Nintendo needs to get some strong titles for the Wii U and then it should start to pick up and sell at a steady rate.

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CouldHaveYelledUiiW1300d ago

Vita is officially back from the UnFail/Undead. (because I never thought it was Fail/Dead).

Hopefully, (and I think they will) WiiU numbers stay like this! If so then WiiU should move off the "Fail-List" too.

Why does everybody want Dreamcast? The Console Wars shouldn't be Mortal Combat.

MasterCornholio1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Well that depends on how good or bad the console is.

For example: When Nintendo released the Virtually Boy everyone wanted it to fail because it was a horrible portable.

However the Vita is an excellent handheld which is why loads of people want it to succeed.

All I'm saying is that the people who view the Wii U has a horrible last gen console want it to fail on the market and the Nintendo fans who view it as a for gamers wet dream want it to succeed.

Edit: Stupid auto correct destroyed my comment. Men can't be bothered to edit the mistakes.

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Ck1x1300d ago

The Virtual Boy was never considered a portable gaming device. Nintendo actually considered it a home console as well! The thing had tripod like legs on it, there was nothing portable about it... As for why people want the WiiU to fail, because many think that their way of gaming is the true and only way to game. No different from religion and politics really when you think about it. During election time look at how nasty and devious people get just to hold the number one spot. People run with lies and partial truths in the gaming industry as well it's no different. Mark Rein and UE4 scandal is the latest thing that comes to mind. So quick to mention something that isn't true, just to get the free media

Jadedz1300d ago

'' As for why people want the WiiU to fail, because many think that their way of gaming is the true and only way to game. No different from religion and politics really when you think about it.''

Very intellectually said.

sly-Famous1300d ago

Damn Vita outsells the 3DS second week running. Even though the Wii-u had a sales spike I think its too little too late.

SpitTake1300d ago

So wait, the Vita was selling like garbage for a year but it's fine, but the Wii U has been selling like garbage for 3 months and has a spike in sales and it's too little to late? Fanboy much?
Also, you don't know how to do math because the 3DS is selling 2X more than the Vita.

sly-Famous1299d ago

Mmm, 3DS sells 28k compared to the Vita's 31k? and I dont know how to do math? Can you please give a link that proves the Vita is selling like "garbage" because according to the NPC the Vita is selling quite well, not as good as the 3DS well enough none the less, get your facts straight son. Judging from your defensive comment I really dont think I am the one who is the fanboy here.

SpitTake1298d ago

Wow, you are terrible at math brother. Also, yes it was selling horribly because before the price drop it was averaging like 7k a month in Japan and it's still not doing well in America.
The 3DS sold around 68k.

GribbleGrunger1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Fella, the 3DS sold 77,000 and the Vita sold 31,700. Try being a Sony 'fan' like me, it's far less embarrassing.

testerg351300d ago

LOL... sad part is 4 people agreed with you.

CaptainN1300d ago

Um, you do realize there are 2 rows for the 3DS Vita isn't outselling it, you have to add the 3DS and 3DS XL system sales together!

chestnut11221300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Nahhh! There is nothing new between the war of Sony and Nintendo at the handheld market. DS has a lifetime sales of 150 million+ and psp has a lifetime sales of 75 million+ It would still probably the same with the 3ds and Vita. I am pretty Sure both Will pretty be successful in their own way. Knowing Sony's machines, They are Doing better in the latter rounds. So all the Ninty fanboys saying the Vita is dead where are You now? Look at the Lovely Vita,even without something as big as God of War,GTA and many more big franchises Sony could land at the Vita, The Vita is selling Decently.

tubers1300d ago

Except for a minor detail; numbers greatly favoring the 3DS compared to last gen's marketshares.

~29m vs ~4m

Hope the VITA becomes more competitive sooner than later.

chestnut11221300d ago


Correction almost 4.5 million. Major releases and price cut(both in the hardware and memory cards) in the west will turn all of these around. Original Call of duty and Grand theft Auto etc etc. for the West and Original Final Fantasy and Persona etc. etc, will do justice to Japan

CaptainN1300d ago

How are there so many disagees...this is simple math people.....two 3DS versions get counted together in lifetime sales, what is wrong with you people??? You Sony fanboys have a warped way of twisting numbers.

3DS LL (38,442)
3DS (28,538)

Vita (31,795)

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