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New Robot Wars title makes Vita Japanese #1

New Robot Wars title makes Vita Japanese #1

Thu 17 Apr 2014 7:45am GMT / 3:45am EDT / 12:45am PDT

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


Nate Ballantyne
QA Manager

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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

Posted:5 months ago


Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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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).

Posted:5 months ago


Christian Keichel

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As far as I know Sony didn't discontinued the non-Slim Vita in Japan, when Sony announced the Vita 2000, they said the slim Vita will be sold alongside the original Vita. Right now Amazon Japan and other japanese online stores I checked stil sell the original Vita and they don't seem to have limited stocks,

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Christian Keichel on 17th April 2014 3:32pm

Posted:5 months 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.

Posted:5 months ago


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