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Vita slumps as Pokemon storms Japanese charts

Persona inspired sales spike dissipates, evergreen Nintendo franchise sells 1.6 million

PlayStation Vita sales tumbled back down to the teens following last week's brief spike, Andriasang reports.

Sony's handheld tripled its sales last week following the release of Persona 4: The Golden, but in the week ending June 24 it managed to sell only 13,589 units.

Otherwise, Nintendo continued to dominate, with Pokemon Black & White 2 topping the software chart with almost 1.6 million sales, and the 3DS comfortably holding the top of the hardware chart with just over 68,000 units.

The full software chart, covering June 18 through June 24, is below. Life to date sales are in parentheses:

  • [NDS] 01. Pokemon Black & White 2 (Pokemon, 06.23.2012): 1,561,738
  • [3DS] 02. Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D (Square Enix, 05.31.2012): 58,228 (721,174)
  • [PSV] 03. Persona 4 The Golden (Atlus, 06.14.2012): 29,293 (166,369)
  • [PSP] 04. Kenka Bancho Bros. Tokyo Battle Royal (Spike Chunsoft, 06.21.2012): 21,797
  • [PS3] 05. Tokyo Jungle (Sony, 06.07.2012): 18,715 (165,013)
  • [PS3] 06. K-On After School Live!! HD Version (Sega, 06.21.2012): 13,581
  • [WII] 07. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 13,339 (447,126)
  • [3DS] 08. Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 13,036 (198,047)
  • [PS3] 09. Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, 05.24.2012): 9,162 (446,410)
  • [PS3] 10. Lollipop Chainsaw (Kadokawa, 06.14.2012): 7,898 (61,246)
  • [3DS] 11. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 7,609 (1,631,358)
  • [3DS] 12. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12.01.2011): 5,091 (1,746,836)
  • [PS3] 13. Akiba's Trip Plus (Acquire, 06.14.2012): 5,034 (34,539)
  • [360] 14. Steel Battalion Heavy Armor (Capcom, 06.21.2012): 4,889
  • [PSP] 15. Yuureisen no Majutsushi (Comfort, 06.21.2012): 4,854
  • [WII] 16. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 11.10.2010): 4,287 (965,713)
  • [3DS] 17. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 4,269 (1,481,643)
  • [3DS] 18. Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo, 04.19.2012): 3,972 (417,760)
  • [PSV] 19. Gundam Seed Battle Destiny (Namco Bandai, 06.07.2012): 3,668 (52,790)
  • [3DS] 20. Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 2,965 (186,789)

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

  • 1. 3DS: 68,056 (61,793)
  • 2. PS3: 15,680 (14,673)
  • 3. PSV: 13,589 (34,459)
  • 4. PSP: 8,954 (9,740)
  • 5. Wii: 6,127 (5,963)
  • 6. X360: 1,073 (1,084)
  • 7. PS2: 1,065 (1,237)
  • 8. DSi: 900 (380)
  • 9. DSi LL: 704 (689)

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