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3DS software dominates in Japan as Vita sales halve

New 3DS software owns the top 5, Sony's handheld falls by 50 per cent

The PlayStation Vita's sales halved as new 3DS software stormed the Japanese software chart.

According to a report on Andriasang, three new releases for Nintendo's handheld made the top 5: Etrian Odyssey IV, Little Battler eXperience Baku Boost and Run For Money. The only other notable new entry was Toriko Gourmet Survival on PSP, which charted in fourth place.

However, despite the number of new releases hardware sales were down across all formats - most notably the PlayStation Vita, which sold around half of the previous week's total of 22,638 units.

The software chart for the week ending July 8 is below. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses.

  • [NDS] 01. Pokemon Black & White 2 (Pokemon, 06.23.2012): 181,756 (2,217,227)
  • [3DS] 02. Etrian Odyssey IV (Atlus, 07.05.2012): 97,142 (NEW)
  • [3DS] 03. Little Battler eXperience Baku Boost (Level-5, 07.05.2012): 55,614 (NEW)
  • [PSP] 04. Toriko Gourmet Survival 2 (Namco Bandai, 07.05.2012): 43,790 (NEW)
  • [3DS] 05. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History: (Namco Bandai, 07.05.2012) 30,054 (NEW)
  • [3DS] 06. Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D: (Square Enix, 05.31.2012) 25,027 (812,642)
  • [PS3] 07. Ghost Recon Future Soldier (Ubisoft, 07.05.2012): 23,021 (NEW)
  • [PS3] 08. Anarchy Reigns (Sega, 07.05.2012): 21,199 (NEW)
  • [3DS] 09. Culdcept (Nintendo, 06.28.2012): 11,657 (65,743)
  • [WII] 10. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 10,396 (468,430)
  • [PS3] 11. Atelier Ayesha (Gust, 06.28.2012): 9,813 (85,687)
  • [3DS] 12. Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 06.23.2012): 9,323 (249,844)
  • [PS3] 13. Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection (Capcom, 06.28.2012): 8,354 (36,396)
  • [PS3] 14. Tokyo Jungle (Sony, 06.07.2012): 7,116 (185,744)
  • [PS3] 15. Robotics;Notes (5pb., 06.28.2012): 6,757 (64,554)
  • [PSV] 16. Persona 4 The Golden (Atlus, 06.14.2012): 5,953 (188,782)
  • [PSP] 17. Kenka Bancho Bros. Tokyo Battle Royal (Spike Chunsoft, 06.21.2012): 5,503 (34,787)
  • [3DS] 18. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 5,430 (1,485,630)
  • [WII] 19. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 06.25.2009): 5,145 (2,914,529)
  • [3DS] 20. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 5,055 (1,650,058)

The hardware chart is below. Previous week's sales are in parentheses.

  • Nintendo 3DS: 51,930 (65,267)
  • PlayStation 3: 14,297 (16,399)
  • PlayStation Vita: 11,544 (22,638)
  • PlayStation Portable: 10,627 (11,461)
  • Wii: 6,654 (6,880)
  • Xbox 360: 711 (861)
  • Nintendo DSi: 455 (657)
  • PlayStation 2: 474 (490)

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