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PlayStation Vita still hardware #1 in Japan

PlayStation Vita still hardware #1 in Japan

Wed 23 Apr 2014 2:28pm GMT / 10:28am EDT / 7:28am PDT
Retail

Yokai Watch scales top of the software chart

There were two new entries in the top five of the Japanese charts this week, with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at four and Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection just behind.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch - 34,690 (Lifetime sales - 754,910)
  2. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen - 31,724 (174,156)
  3. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - 31,326 (New entry)
  4. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection - 26,925 (New entry)
  5. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour - 18,848 (304,835)

PlayStation Vita held on to the top of the hardware chart this week despite a drop in sales, and PlayStation 4 moved up to second place. Combined sales of the 3DS XL and 3DS stood at 19,943.

  1. PlayStation Vita - 17,905 (Last week - 24,078)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 14,396 (13,034)
  3. 3DS XL - 14,023 (17,291)
  4. PlayStation 3 - 6,468 (7,305)
  5. 3DS - 5,920 (6,271)
  6. Wii U - 5,204 (5,512)
  7. PSP - 2,094 (2,027)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV - 1,133 (1,220)
  9. Xbox 360 - 240 (229)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

6 Comments

Shehzaan Abdulla Translator

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The point of posting sales figures it to see which userbase is growing by how much isn't it?

I can't be the only one who clicked the link, looked at the list and then did a double take.

Posted:5 months ago

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Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game

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Never sure why 3DS and 3DS XL are split up, when they have the same capabilities, same internal hardware but a different size screen. It's not far from having a figure for people who plan to use a PS4 on a small TV and a figure for those connecting to a large screen. Essentially there are nearly 20k more owners who can buy 3DS software (except if a lot of 3DS XL owners are upgrading).

It seems Vita is doing well in Japan, but it seems misleading that it is topping the charts, but really selling 2k less than the 3DS.

Posted:5 months ago

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Jim Burns Research Asisstant

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If you look at the Famitsu numbers (which most consider to be more accurate), 3DS is ahead of Vita by a sizable margin.

Posted:5 months ago

#3

Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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@ Jim That's not true (that most consider Famitsu to be more accurate). Publishers, media sites, and investors all use Media Create for reference instead. They are generally considered more accurate (though obviously neither are 100%).

Posted:5 months ago

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Jim Burns Research Asisstant

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The sites I go to all use Famitsu, Famitsu from what I researched about it, tracks more retail activity. Anyway it does not really matter, unlike last week, all 3 trackers had 3DS ahead.

Posted:5 months ago

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Neow Shau Jin Studying Bachelor in Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia

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@Jim

I'm not sure which sites you visit, but Famitsu is a Video Game magazine publisher, while Media Create is an actual Market Research company. With all due respect for Nicholas, comparing Famitsu to Media Create numbers is like comparing VGChartz to NPD numbers.

Posted:5 months ago

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