PS Vita and PS4 Still Masters Of Hardware Sales In Japan


Right now there’s no stopping both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan. Despite it’s relatively sluggish start, the PS4 has now firmly established itself in Sony’s home country as it is continuing to dominate sales at retail, and the PS Vita is still keeping it company managing to occupy the number two spot in the hardware sales charts for an impressive fifth week in the latest charts reported by Famitsu for the week ending 29th March 2015.

Clearly driven once again by strong software sales of new and existing games, nine of the top ten games were for Sony systems with four of these being for the PS Vita. While only one of the Vita titles was a new release (Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Tengoku-hen from Bandai Namco) this notched up almost 100,000 sales in its debut week securing second place in the software charts outselling the latest chapter in the Xenoblade series on the 3DS, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, by a factor of two to one.

Generally the PS3 and PS Vita games were performing better this week than PS4 titles with the aforementioned Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Tengoku-hen dominating sales on the PS3 and Vita but it’s clear that Japan has finally warmed to the PS4 and the Vita is growing in stature with every new release.

Hardware sales charts for the week ending 29th March 2015:

  1. PS4 – 26,928
  2. PS Vita – 20,925
  3. New Nintendo 3DS XL – 20,329
  4. New Nintendo 3DS – 6,315
  5. Wii U – 5,753
  6. PS3 – 5,685
  7. Nintendo 3DS XL – 2,242
  8. Nintendo 3DS – 1,337
  9. PS Vita TV – 535
  10. Xbox One – 292

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