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New Robot Wars title makes Vita Japanese #1

3rd Super Robot Wars Z tops software charts, Vita wins hardware

3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen arrived on the Japanese software chart this week and scored the top two places, with the PlayStation 3 version just edging ahead of its Vita rival.

  1. [PS3] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen - 142,433 (New entry)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen - 128,236 (New entry)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch - 33,833 (Lifetime - 720,220)
  4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour - 28,114 (285,987)
  5. [3DS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! - 16,409 (New entry)

The new number two was no doubt behind the success for Vita this week, which saw it claim the top of the hardware charts despite a drop in sales from last week.

  1. PlayStation Vita - 24,078 (Last week - 25,017)
  2. 3DS LL - 17,291 (22,947)
  3. PlayStation 4 - 13,034 (13,401)
  4. PlayStation 3 - 7,305 (10,871)
  5. 3DS - 6,271 (9,091)
  6. Wii U - 5,512 (7,962)
  7. PSP - 2,027 (2,892)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV - 1,220 (1,371)
  9. Xbox 360 - 229 (276)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu

Latest comments (3)

Nate Ballantyne QA Manager, Aardman Animations2 years ago
It would be nice if they split the PS Vita into the slim and the normal versions, this would give a much more accurate result
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd2 years ago
Nate, the non-Slim Vita is being discontinued I believe (it is in the US so I assume that's true of Japan as well).
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Rob Fahey Columnist, GamesIndustry.biz2 years ago
There's no 3G version of the Vita 2000, so they're continuing to sell the 1000 3G model. I believe that the intention is to discontinue the 1000 WiFi model at some point - that'll probably happen quietly, and it's possible the manufacturing of 1000 WiFI models for this market has already ended.

I can sort-of see the logic of splitting out 3DS and 3DS LL sales (quite physically different hardware) but not splitting Vita 1000 and 2000 sales (arguably an updated version of the same hardware), but I do think that combining the 3DS numbers would give a more useful picture.
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