It’s Wednesday, and as every Wednesday Media Create released its hardware sales charts, giving a bird’s eye view on what happened last week in the Japanese video game market. Specifically, this week marks the first debut figures of the PS Vita TV
With the advent of cheap games and cheap consoles (Wii), I think there's definitely a market for a straightforward, inexpensive console platform. Sony needs to bring this to the West but they need to advertise it properly (Vita TV? No. Change the name, please).
it's massive!! now let the invasion begin in the west as well.
I really hope the PS4 breathes life into the Vita in the West, coupled with a potential release of the Vita TV. Remote play is a good start, and hopefully sales increase to a point where developers see the value in developing for the system. It's a shame to see something like that not get any recognition in terms of games. Also good to see Tearaway getting some excellent reviews. It's been under the radar for the most part but hopefully it helps Vita sales
Dude its massive in japan because japanese love handheld devices and the developers in japan make good games for them,sadly very good games like monster hunter,phantasy online 2,yakuza ishin(which i am really counting on a western release) and many more(even free to play games) are japan only. If u see the number of vita games in japan are more in the west and most of the games are worth for the vita,Thus very few good titles are released on the west.
Vita TV can't come to West yet as it only works with a JPN PSN. Also it's just better to buy a Vita because Vita TV, despite being a great device, is only compatible with 25% of games from Vita. I'm also really looking forward to great games from Japan to come to the West. If I knew Japanese I could just import them. Waiting is a pain.
I knew the Vitatv was gonna sell like hotcakes now im waiting for it to come to NA then i can join in on the fun.
vitaTV is the perfect name for it in the west. They need to market it as a companion for tvs to turn them into smart tvs. What sony NEEDS to do is start having one built INTO all their TVS and that will help them get back into the relevance in the tv market
Didn't mean to click the disagree , I totally agree and would of bought one of those is I didn't already buy my new 60" a couple months ago
xbox360 lookin real nice on bottom.. hahahahahha
I am interested in the concept and i hope they bring it to Europe.
Sony hve to drop vita Tv to the rest of the world ASAP
They will, that's a given. If they don't that is a brain dead decision as it will be a missed opportunity. If you think sales were good in Japan considering it is handheld focused, think about US where almost everybody loves media boxes. Can't wait.
Great news. Psvita has been completely rejuvenated in Japan. Now it would be great if the effect carries to the rest of the world. It is sad to see a good product struggle.
This is actually pretty sad, if you're coming from the perspective that this thing was going to sell very well at all.
considering the circumstances yeah, its basically a new console and a new console only hit some of those 80k during its launch week?. i guess thats hot cakes though...
Thing is a lot of people in Japan already own a PSVITA so unless they want to play on their tv(which they prefer mobile) then it's probably not going to sell by the load until they get the PS4.
@psvita so the vita tv is going to sell more when the ps4 comes out? that doesn't make sense.
Ok Ill take it slow for you. So like the PSvita the VitaTV has remote play, meaning that this little white box is a PS4 in your pocket. Japan is a very mobile country and instead of having to ever take your PS4 anywhere you can just take the PSvita hook it up to your TV and stream anything that's on your PS4(which is at home) to the VitaTV. Get it now?
@ psvita, When people say mobile gaming is a hit in japan they don't mean a console you can take anywhere, they mean a console you can take and play anywhere.
Next week its going to drop immediately as 3ds gets many japanese games new
No need to be negative.
that not negative it a trend.
Vita tv will sell well for a while. One reason being it's a multiroom ps4 remote play box. While the PS4 hasn't dropped in Japan yet, the popularity of Vita means people can't wait and hope to get one.
It sell only 40 k,that's not much.
The VitaTV needs the ability to play any Vita game, whether it's "approved" or not. I've played a number of Vita games that have very little, if any, touch inputs that aren't approved games. I'd like to see it that if you tried to start one of these games it gives you a warning screen that basically says "Enter at your own risk" and lets me choose whether or not to play it. Hopefully it's something they will add.
Nice! Hopefully both vitas maintain this momentum. I cant wait to get one. I own way too many active consoles @[email protected] 3ds, wii u, 360 and soon a vita. Nice to see wii u starting to settle at around 15k a week too
Today is a good day for the Playstation Vita.
not really. Its deceptive. 40K for a new unit like vita tv is terrible. That will be cut in more than half next week. Meanwhile Nintendo is still waiting to drop the 2ds. That could do 200k at launch. Then in consecutive weeks Nintendo has bravely default for the sequel, zelda, ect. Its deceptive
The Vita itself sold 46,000 units thanks to God Eater 2, and Tearaway has awesome reviews. I don't care about how many games Nintendo has coming out Today is a good day for the Playstation Vita.
The title really is deceptive.
A lot of Nintendo fanboys downplaying this news. Great day for the PS Vita!
So the 3DS after all this time sold more than the VitaTV at launch... Conclusion: 3DS is a beast!
Total Vita sale> total 3DS sales this week. No harm done.
So many disagrees, I must be blind with this: 3DS LL – 47,852 Vita TV – 42,172
Had mine delivered yesterday from play-asia, was disappointed to see that all 10 of my games did not work on it :-(
lol I would be upset
I knew about it quite late too but mine is already on its way home. let's just hope they can add the compatible games quick!
Wow I was about to get one too... the vita is officially dead once more, coming on sony damn!
Nice try, you better go back to the PS4 articles and keep telling people Wii U is better, maybe someday a fool will believe you.
Lol only a fool buys something with no games, or cant play any games. Ie the vita tv import. I was really thinking about getting the vita tv.... what games are worth playing?
Y can i not connect my DS3 to my VITA???with the ps4 remote play that could be fun as hell.
Too late. He already up there with his nintendo butthurt company (elementalknight).
yet another person tailing lol
Yea, you showing up trolling every PS article counts as me tailing. I don't see anyone who brings Nintendo into articles but you.
That not tailing it a trend.
I know right, he is so annoying isn't he? You can say people are tailing you *rolls eyes* sure Misaka dream on, the fact is your attempts at passive aggressively trolling the PS Vita all the time are just too obvious and so common around here who doesn't know about you.. Lol to prove my point further just look at his comments lower on the page. Someone starts off by saying these Vita sales won't hold which clearly Misaka agrees on but then that same person brings up the 3DS at the end of their comment and Misaka just had to defend its sales dropping after Pokemon. Ugh I hate such clear contradictions. Why did you even have to bother stating the obvious Misaka? I know why though because everyone calling you out knows very well how you are on N4G about the Vita. You just can't help yourself can you? Anytime there is good news for the PS Vita, you are always there to downplay it, good news for the Wii U and 3DS you are there to defend it.
Don't forget his moronic buddy aka lopez_jones
@DCfan Some of them complain about Nintendo articles being trolled, yet they do it all the time. Ok maybe not trolling, but their Nintendo fanaticism comes through everytime, Sony is doing good.
OT, but how do these stories keep getting to the top of my "XBOX 360" tab?
404 japanese people are the reason
Hatsune Miku Project Mirai 2 and a brand new one piece game launch next week exclusively on 3ds. Vita's rein is over.
You got issues man.
We want our Vita Tv here in the west please!!!
Those vita sales O_O
Happy for the Vita(s) ;))
Great sales for the Vita. It's nice to see that the Vita TV did well at launch. Hopefully it continues to be successful. 3DS didn't do too shabby, either considering the circumstances. Good week for portables overall.
Great vita sales, shame that people are downplaying everything positive.
Edited the line where you blame Wii u misfortunes on the fanbase i see
Yes captain ;) Having an opinion about something which isn't accepted by the mass. Next time i ask you for permission to change.
It's not downplay. These are great numbers, but for a new product that was supposed to launch Vita back into relevancy, this is underwhelming, esp. if they don't remain this for the rest of the system's life.
Great numbers, but i have a feeling those numbers will drop down in the weeks after. Since all hardware numbers decline week by week until popular software hits. 250k 3DS sold when Pokemon X&Y released, now down to 60K.
It a month old game and close to 3m unit sold.
Woot! I knew this was special the moment it was shown on stage!
But it did not sell out! I was expecting these things to sell like hotcakes! Bad move to sell in Japan first! Even in Japan these numbers are not that great.. This would have sold way more in other places!
Oh? Is 3DS actually going to have some competition now? Let's see if this lasts.
This is good to see. I told everyone not to count out Vita, so soon. Don't tell Nintendo, I said this.
Now why can't the rest of these morons be like you? Holy crap, I could feel my faith in the world crumbling as I scrolled down. Those are great numbers for the Vita and Vita TV, even if they're not matching the 3DS. And they may drop some, as most things drop, but I also expect them to bottom out at higher than before. There are more games on the horizon, and still the imminent launch of the PS4, so it's not like the Vita's numbers will drop off completely. But who gives a damn? Sony device=let's bash the hell out of it!
I like vita but in the end 3ds will smash it in sales overall. I know people will disagree but its not because they are right... its because they love sony and vita and hope it does better... It will get better but never touch nintendo in the handheld department.... I state facts not opinions guys.. its a tough business in gaming.. dont cry when your only console fails
I honestly think this device should be US only. It won't sell as well globally but Americans will love it. Just a cultural observation (that will be proven correct eventually). And PS4 will sell more in Europe than US (wait and see!)