The price cut hit Japan last week for the PlayStation Vita and it has
seen a massive sales bump. While it ended up #1 on the charts, the XL
version of the 3DS chimed in at a cool 50k with the regular 3DS selling
another 27k, putting the 3DS itself still on top for total sales.
However, what’s more impressive for the vita is not only did it see a
sales bump, it finally has games appearing in the top 10 for weekly
sales – a list typically dominated lately by Nintendo with an occasional
PS3 title.

  1. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8
  2. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies
  3. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
  4. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission
  5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  6. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe
  7. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  9. [PSP] Shining Ark
  10. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden
  1. PlayStation Vita – 62,543 (11,456)
  2. Nintendo 3DS XL – 50,265 (49,317)
  3. Nintendo 3DS – 27,174 (25,412)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 25,725 (18,529)
  5. PSP – 11,171 (8,981)
  6. Wii U – 10,021 (9,633)
  7. Wii – 1,383 (1,317)
  8. Xbox 360 – 486 (473)

Nintendo fans can rest easy knowing the 3DS hasn’t slowed down yet despite the Vita bump, and Vita owners should be reassured. Could a price drop elsewhere also boost the sales like this? Wii U sales are still low, but they are ever so slightly ahead of the previous weeks numbers.

Our Verdict

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
I am the current Editor-in-Chief of Zelda Informer and have been running the show here since July 16th, 2008. I've actually been running Zelda Fan sites since 1998, so I've been in this "industry" for roughly 16 years. I'm 28 years old and have two kids, one biological, the other more of a step daughter (not legally yet, but practically). I live with my girlfriend and our two kids (Aiden, age 1 and half, Melody age 3 and half). I'm attending college to create video games web applications, and I naturally love Nintendo (I run a Zeld a website after all!). For those curious, I currently own a Wii U, Xbox One, 3DS, PlayStation 3, and a gaming PC (and a gaming capable laptop too!). I do plan to eventually get a PlayStation 4, likely when more comes out I am interested in playing on the system. I do play the Wii U more than any other system I own.


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