Japanese Charts: Vita Sales Double, Nintendo 3DS Remains Best Seller


This week’s Media Create software and hardware figures are now in from Japan. The PlayStation Vita has fared better than previous weeks as sales have doubled due to new release, Toukiden. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling format followed by the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 3. Wii U sales have risen slightly from last week, but not enough to make a noticeable difference in the scheme of things. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan.

  1. [PS3] Gundam Breaker
  2. [PSV] Toukiden
  3. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
  4. [PSP] Toukiden
  5. [PS3] Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemist of Dusk Sky
  6. [3DS] Digimon World Re: Digitize Decode
  7. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
  8. [PS3] The Last of Us
  9. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  10. [PS3] Date A Live: Rinne Utopia
  1. Nintendo 3DS XL – 33,272 (28,281)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 31,271 (13,422)
  3. Nintendo 3DS – 17,440 (14,988)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 12,554 (9,816)
  5. Wii U – 7,060 (5,329)
  6. PSP – 6,492 (5,091)
  7. Wii – 1,338 (1,234)
  8. Xbox 360 – 330 (282)


        1. Over sensitive much? I’ve sent them this a while a go that’s why thought it was interesting

    1. Indeed, it will not beat the 3DS for the next year either…

      With Pokemon X/Y lurking, it’s going to be overkill…

      Maybe even system failure because of it’s power…

      1. I think it needs to be pointed out to all the non believer’s Commander that the 3DS sold more than all SONY system’s combined without any noteworthy releases this week just wait till Mon hun 4 and the great sleeping destroyer of all things POKEMON show up its gonna be NUTS i personally CANT WAIT but have to:( for A LINK BETWEEN WORLDS.

          1. MH4 is only coming out in Japan this year. If it comes to NA which it almost certainly will it wont be like like February next year.

      2. I highly doubt the Vita’s gonna fail.
        Will it ever catch up to the 3DS? Hell no.

        But I’m sure, that like the 3DS, it’s gonna be a JRPG heaven.

    1. I agree the VITA has a great game selection (particularly when it comes to psone classics) but man its D PAD and face buttuns REALLY suck compared to the 3DS there so stiff and cheap feeling how come no one talks about this its like just because it has two(tiny) analogue sticks people forget about these terribly designed essential controls.

      1. I dont really mind them, as a matter of fact, I find them more comfortable than the PS3 Analog sticks, but its probably because the PS3 ones tend to slip a lot. Comparing them to the 3DS nub is a different story though. The nub is probably the most comfortable thing ive ever used.

        1. Well i cant really comment on thhe dual analogue sticks as i dont have any games that really use em that much but man i hate those face buttuns shoulder buttuns aint too hot either….

          1. yeah, those do suck, i dont complain about them because i have that Grip for it that turns the Shoulder buttons to Triggers, but without the grip, oh jeeze, do they suck. The buttons are a little to close for my taste as well.

            try Soul Sacrifice, that uses the Dual sticks for everything and the only Dpad button it uses is the Down button. Great game by the way, and just emotionally dark.

            1. I downloaded the demo haven’t played it much but i do like the weird book-monster-charachter thing.

  1. Great Week for the Vita and it will continue to Grow After the PS4 comes out :D i think it has a future it will never get close to 3DS but its still a Great HandHeld

    1. Dude I’ll add you later. Don’t have 3d with me do keep checking this post in about 2-3 hours

  2. 3DS & 3DS XL should really be counted together, bringing the total sales of the 3DS to approximately 50K, 40% more sales than the Vita. Still, it’s nice to see the Vita is gaining sales. Healthy competition is always a good thing.

    1. It’s above 50 000 3DSs sold about 52 000 approximately. Meaning the 3DS is selling 200 000 consoles a month in the off months of May, June and July WOW! that is $185 ( average for the 3DS in layman’s math ) multiplied by 200 000 = $ 37 000 000 per month in US dollars for japan alone.

  3. Everybody should get a Vita (beautiful graphics) You can probably find one for cheap at the clearance isle at Sears or Walmart. I might get one for Sony all stars royale and pg4. Hopefully it gets good games like 3ds.

      1. Dude Im a Nintendo fanboy, but I mean the graphs are so crisp for a handheld. 3ds has the best games IMO.

        1. Well I can agree with you there but to most Nintendo fans, graphics as a main selling point is pretty useless…

          Unless the game itself is a 100% Nintendo quality game…

          1. Yeah graphics are not the main priority, but its a shame it can’t support YouTube and 3rd party should make more games for 3ds. I love my 3ds and I’m enjoying AC:NL very much. 45+ hours and growing.

            1. I love it too, infact sometimes I eve comment here from my 3DS…

              I will also point out that the 3DS is 100% evidence that what most of these western Third-Class Kingdoms is utterly garbage and hypocritical…

              The 3DS has a solid consumer base and is gaining tens of thousands eery week…

              Where are the games you claim to make for a successful console?…

              Talking about the Electron Army, Ubisoftians, Activisionists first hand…

              I have not seen a single game on the 3DS made by the Electrons…

                1. 3rd party games on 3ds have been pretty good. I’m whimsical about trying Kingdom Heart drem drop distance

                    1. Indeed you may Mr.Kevin…

                      Here is mine:


                      Gamer, if you have a 3DS give me yours so we can plan our Nintendomination in secret…

                1. There is also a 1 Player version of Madden if you don’t mind playing with yourself.

              1. EA:
                The Sims 3
                The Sims 3: Pets
                Need For Speed: The Run
                Fifa 12
                Fifa 13

                Rayman Origins
                Rabbids Travel In Time
                Rabbids Rumble
                Puzzle Mind Gym
                Combat of Gian Dinosaur 3DS
                Asphalt 3D
                Cubic Ninja AAT.
                Funky Barn 3D
                Imagine Fashion
                Puppies 3D
                Tom Clansy: Shadow Wars
                Monster 4×4
                Pets Fantasy
                Tom Clansy: Splinter Cell 3DS
                ect. ect. ect.

                Angry Birds Trilogy
                Wreck it Ralph
                Transformers Prime
                Ice Age continental Drift
                The Amazing Spiderman
                Spiderman Edge of Time
                Transformers Dark of the Moon

                im with you bro, these companys do not make 3DS games.

        1. Bro I played it. And I wasn’t impressed you need a meter to fill up to get kills??? No thanks just wait till next year people smash bros 3ds over kill PSA

          1. PSASBR was crap compared to SSB,SSBM, or even SSBB, if infact it’s about 15-20$ lol

              1. Can you fuck off? All you do is stare and wait at these forums to comment first, pathetic pervert.

                1. Notice how ThePolarKuma, why u mad?, and jdholt all have the same icon…they’re trolling you.

                  1. Thats the Anon Avatar icon, anyone who doesnt use an Email gets that avatar, try it, youll see.

      1. Yeah, it isn’t for everyone and has a storage/memory issue that I hope they work out soon, but it does have a bunch of great games on it and the system itself is probably the best handheld I have ever used (hardware wise).

        It just needs some bigger recognizable franchises to come to it, better advertising, and better (and cheaper) storage solutions.

    1. I have many more things to spend my money on than a Vita… Like 3DS and WiiU games…

    2. Kevin97 is being sarcastic. Either that or he picked up that beautiful system the PSP. I said it sonydrones and my nintendo wise and astute very intelligent, gracious powerful and humble warriors. The PSP was a great system still is. It was number 2 to the greatest system ever the DS ( original gameboy, Wii, WiiU, gamecube, SNES, NES, virtual boy {lol}) but a great portable non the less. The psp go on the other hand makes the virtual boy look like a Linux souped up machine.

        1. They are not condemning you Kevin97 :). They ( nintendo fans and compadres ) look out for the consumer and Gamer alike. They never want any person scalped by an over priced handheld. Reason why the 3DS suffered the first six months. We the nintendo first adopters bought the system and suffered a game drought for buying an expensive yet revolutionary marvel. Nintendo heard and reduced prices and initiated the ambassador program. Free games we got. Please continue telling the masses about deals and Vitas in the bargain bin.

      1. The PSPgo was actually a great idea, it was just executed Horribly, The PSPgo should have been launched when the original PSP came out. The fact that Sony thought people would rebuy the games that they had already bough was STUPID. that and the new Memory storage dumb as well.

        i will say that i bought one, not because im a fanboy, but because i have the money to spend, just as i have a regular 3DS and an XL.

  4. I’ll probably end up buying a Vita for the new Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z and J-Stars Vistory Vs!

  5. It’s nice to see the Vita is selling better now! This clearly proves that 1 game can change a consoles fortunes!

    1. Unfortunately this is just their second boost of sales i these 2 years the Vita has been out…

      I don’t remember what game it was that gave it its first boost in sales but it was probably slightly better than this one…

      But ever since its pricecut in Japan, the Vita sales in general have not improved by a significant amount…

      Before it they used to sale around 4000-6000 units, today it’s around 8000-10.000 I believe…

      1. The game that gave the Vita a boost is persona online or something like that. Sony needs to drop the Vita price by $120 or $90 dollars. That way nintendo drops the 3DS price by 30 dollars to $170 and it shall fly off the shelf even more. 3DS making enough money to cover itself and the WiiU till July 13 when Pikmin 3 arrives. In fact even till 2015 the 3DS can cover the WiiU in games and money :).

        1. True but by 2015 the Wii U wont need the 3DS to fight it’s battles for it(like it is now) by then it will have a mario,mario kart, wii fit, X, Smash Bros., wii sports, donkey kong already out for it and i believe thats the year that ZELDA is going destroy EVERYTHING christmas 2015 NINTENDO will shock the world with the biggest and most innovative ZELDA ever a worthy follow up to the majestic Skyward Sword…. oh yes be scared PS4 be very….. eh scared OH YES.

        1. Thanks Simply G, Phantasy star online 2 was the game that sold the Vita and gave it a big two week boost. That and the price drop has put it above the 10000 sold to 15000 vitas sold on average every week :).

          1. I don’t remeber well but I think another game that gave it a huge boost in japan was Hatsune Miku???

    1. Indeed, their 4th generation Xbox should be named Xbox Zero…

      Because novody will have any recollection playing it or even buyng it because the Kinect 3.0 will have the ability to manipulate the Xbot brains at will…

  6. I’m not very good with this stuff is 7,060 units bad? I’m not an expert but 7,000+ doesn’t seem that bad for a week. I’m talkig about Wii U sales. Can someone explain to me if that is bad or good and tell me why it’s bad or good? Thanks.

    1. It’s not that bad per se but if those numbers are Nintendo, then it’s sort of bad considering they could sellatleast 2-3 times more if they delivered every plan they had since launch…

      However once Pikmin 3 comes out, I do believe sales will increase a bit but when Wind Waker and specially SM3DW comes out, that’s when the Wii U will sell faster than the Arctic is melting…

      1. “Faster than the Arctic is melting.”

        That is so true and so funny Nintendo Commander. You have me in stitches laughing :).

      2. And then as the dust settles on another bloated christmas shopping season and we all fall back into our monotonous routines it arrives that sound… of tyres on virtual tracks you know that 30mil seller on wii and as of now 8mil seller on 3DS well there younger bigger better looking brothers in town just in time for Easter get ready SONY i hope they dont expect to sell many PS4 console’s that month THE FIGURE EIGHT HAS NO END BABY!!!

    2. It is a great thing. Especially since the WiiU has not hit the software( games not other resources ) every month stride yet. This is Japan, for it to sell 7 000 a week, 11 000 a week average for six months is a great thing. In Japan handhelds dominate. Reason why the psp is still charting software. So on average 44 000 consoles a month. Nintendo has the pleasure and measure of selling in all markets, which most people overlook. Western, American media does not realize the xbox only dominated the US for three years. Starting this year, it will be a nintendo Sony battle of ruling. Which benefits us the gamers, cause Nintendo makes wonders of games, now Sony is following suit. Sony nintendo rivary is a beautiful thing, alá PSone N64 years.

      1. Indeed, before the Xbots invaded our universe, there was a silent respectable peace between the Sonyans and us…

        The Xbots are our common enemy and shall bring us closer to what matters the most, Games and Gamers…

        As far as I see it, the Xbots are cornered severely…

        Our Empire attacks them at tnese areas:

        Better First Party Exclusives, Better Creativity, Better Quality, Better Price, Better Community…

        While the Sonyans:

        Better Machine, Better Price, Better Online Deal, Better Third Party Exclusives…

      1. I think a better comparison would be soul sacrifice. They both can see enemies weaknesses and they’re both fast paced. And the monsters you face are more demonic and more mythological. Compared to monster hunters Dino’s and more realistic monsters.

  7. I would like it if 3DS had apps like my iPhone and iPod. The Wii U needs a price drop and games that are awesome and use the Gamepad. Nintendo needs to buy third party publishers or buy exclusive contracts. Nintendo should either buy Platinum Games or buy more exclusive games contracts from Platinum Games. Nintendo should buy Altus.

  8. Not surprising to see the Wii U and Vita get bumps. Tecmo Koi released a high profile exclusive for Vita (they’ve been big Vita supporters I must say) while eager buyers are buying the Wii U in anticipation of NSLU and Pikmin 3. Once Pikmin 3 hits, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wii U sales for the week around 80000 or much higher even there. Nintendo has made a ton of commericials, they’re going to release CGI shorts which many people with a 3DS will see, and Pikmin 3 will be on Day 1 discount.

    Another thing to consider is that proportion wise, Wii U sales are doing best there. I went off the latest VGChartz numbers. When you take the ratio between the combined purchases of Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 against the Wii U for each major market, the ratios come out to this:

    North America: 9 to 1
    Europe: 16 to 1
    Japan: 2 to 1

    Considering how the Wii U is likely pricier than the PS3 over there and has practically NO compelling content and is only recently getting marketed efficiently, it’s doing very well in Japan. The Wii U recovery proportionally speaking will likely be best there.

  9. Go Vita. Vita is kick ass handheld the only thing it needs is more good games. Very brilliant device just like 3ds and Wiiu. Lets stop this stupid console war. When Sega went 3rd party i learned that its not about system that you play, its the games that makes system not another way around. I dont care which console i use to play anymore, if game is good its good. Fanboys are annoyin as hell why cant we just enjoy playin games, fuckin assholes always fight about plastic boxes. I play Gta,Zelda,Sonic,Halo and Gran turismo games, but fanboys only play Zelda or Halo or Gran turismo games its your fuckin loss. I will also gonna enjoy both X and FFXV, fanboys can only choose either one of those so suck it bitches!!!!! Man i cant wait till Phantasy Star online 2 is localisized or when Sonic lost world is released, oh yeah you fanboys cant get both of em because they are on different system so suck it again bitches. Fuck you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Anyone notice EVERY console is up on it’s previous week? Even the ones without launches?

    Wonder why…

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