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PlayStation Vita sales hit new low in Japan

While Animal Crossing: New Leaf gives the 3DS a boost

A good week on the Japanese hardware chart for the Nintendo 3DS was a terrible week for the PlayStation Vita, which saw sales drop to a lifetime low of 4,021. It dropped to number 5, behind its predecessor the PSP.

  1. 3DS LL - 134,652 (Last week - 63,993)
  2. 3DS - 52,425 (29,996)
  3. PlayStation 3 - 18,043 (21,310)
  4. PSP - 12,076 (13,868)
  5. PlayStation Vita - 4,021 (4,842)
  6. Wii - 2,921 (3,806)
  7. Xbox 360 - 2,908 (1,339)
  8. PS2 - 1,187 (1,351)
  9. DSi LL - 244 (341)
  10. DSi - 180 (227)

Sales of both 3DS models, the original and the XL, were pushed up by the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, one of three new entries in the top 5 on the software chart.

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 603,064 (New entry)
  2. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires - 70,102 (New entry)
  3. [360] Halo 4 - 39,312 (New entry)
  4. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2  - 34,789
  5. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2  - 23,224

Charts collated by Media Create, and published via Gematsu

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Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.

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