If reports are true, it looks as if the price cut for the Playstation Vita have had a bigger impact on sales than we first expected. The latest sales figures for Japan have been released today covering the second week following the price cut and make for astonishing reading. Last week the PS Vita was second place to the 3DS with sales of 62,000 units. Many believed that this was a one-off surge following the price drop but this hasn’t been the case.
In fact, the PS Vita has now toppled the 3DS and taken the top spot with just over 63,500 sales last week. Second and third places were taken by the two current models of the 3DS with a combined total of just over 60,000 (a drop of over 10,000) with the PS3 coming in fourth with just over 19,500. The PSP came in next with over 18,000 with the Wii U trailing with just over 9,000. The Wii understandably was languishing near the bottom with just over 1,000 while the XBox 360 was propping up all of the others barely scraping by with just over 700.
These figures are incredibly promising and with the price cut in America for the 3G model of the console (which is currently believed to be a limited-time offer), we believe that it is now only a matter of time before permanent price cuts are rolled out globally by Sony Computer Entertainment.