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PS Vita TV and PS Vita Explode in Japan’s Media Create Hardware Charts, Sell 88,000 Units

by on November 20, 2013 8:02 AM 40

It’s Wednesday, and as every Wednesday Media Create released its hardware sales charts, giving us a bird’s eye view on what happened last week in the Japanese video game market.

Here’s the chart between November the 11th and November the 17th:

  1. 3DS LL – 47,852
  2. Vita  - 46,350
  3. Vita TV – 42,172
  4. 3DS – 22,250
  5. Wii U – 15,906
  6. PS3 – 12,019
  7. PSP – 4,353
  8. Wii – 518
  9. Xbox 360 – 404

While the 3DS continues to sell strongly, the real focal point of this week’s party is the PS Vita TV, that debuts with a very solid 42,172 units moved. That’s a good start for Sony’s new microconsole, and hopefully bringer of a bright future for the Vita family.

The portable PS Vita sold even better, pushing ahead with 46,350 units and bringing the total PS Vita weekly sales to over 88,000 (beating the 3DS for the first time in ages) thanks to the effect of God Eater 2, that was released on the same day as the Vita TV and debuted with great numbers.

We’ll have to see if the momentum will last, but today Sony definitely has a good reason to celebrate, if a million of PS4 units sold in 24 hours weren’t enough.

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  • SwappingFrom360toPS4

    404 xbox 360′s…. lol…

    • theodor70941

      Error 404 xbox not found

      • Jeremiah Enrile

        Hahah nice one :)

  • Magnumsally

    explodes? no

    Its not going to be first place next week

    • KuchikiSentou

      “Explodes” connotes an instant, singular occurrence. The reference is specifically to this week.
      Veil your beef a bit more thickly next time.

      • JimmyNice

        Veil your beef… sounds like a new selling feature at Arby’s

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Lol inb4 3DS fanboys trying to downplay the Vita yet again.

    It won’t last! It won’t last!

    • Magnumsally

      thats because it never has lasted. The one time last year it was first place it was immediately third the last week.

      The fact that vita tv sold 40k at launch is terrible. That should be half next week

      • MyBodyIsReady

        You mean you hope it’s half?

        The Vita is selling upwards of 25,000 units each week now, which is a large improvement over numbers earlier in the year. Plus there’s Soul Sacrifice Delta/2, Freedom Wars, Gravity Rush 2 and PS4 remote-play to look forward to.

        You don’t have to get scared everytime the Vita has a bit of success

        • Magnumsally

          Historically we know its going to be half. Vita has no more monster titles coming, and 3ds has many. Its that simple.

          • Erik Jacobs

            Well There are some great games pending for the vita; Dangan Ronpa ( new for the western Market ), Ys, Conception II ( next year ). I have to admit it doesn’t come anywhere close to the 3DS release list, which is why i bought a 3DS XL recently, but still if a game is released on both platforms I’ll prefer the PSvita version any day.

            The VITA TV will drop in sales true, but perhaps not as much as one would think. When the PS4 starts selling in Japan one might start seeing a hefty increase.

            At this moment it is just speculating though.

          • Michael Norris

            You are nothing more then a troll…go back to your cave

          • Magnumsally

            you realize your response is textbook trolling

      • Bankai

        40,000 at launch is terrible? What world are you living in?

        The numbers won’t be halved next week, no matter how much you may want them to. The fact of the matter is that outside of SSB, the 3DS has no impending exclusives that can impact the sales of Soul Sacrifice Delta, Gravity Rush 2, Jump-Stars Victory Vs & Freedom Wars which are all coming soon for the Vita(TV).

        • RicardJulianti

          Umm…

          One Piece: Unlimited World RED?
          Link Between Worlds?
          Kirby Triple Deluxe in January?

          Seem like pretty big titles to me. That coupled with rebundles of Monster Hunter and maybe even Pokemon…

          Not trying to start anything here, but to say that the 3DS doesn’t have any impending exclusives that could impact sales is silly.

        • Magnumsally

          wut?

          japan is getting bravely default, Zelda, kirby, level 5 games, one piece, miku in the next 4 weeks………

          • peterpansyndrome94

            can u play them all?

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        Says the one that is ready and willing to justify the poor sales of a certain other console at every turn.

        40K sales at launch of a console that provides games that people can already play (as the PS Vita has been already available for a long time) is great.

        Oh, and by the way, the PS Vita has plenty great games coming in Japan, including Final Fantasy X/X-2.

        Might want to get better informed, because at the moment you seem to need it quite direly. You also would benefit from dropping the evident bias, but I doubt that’ll ever happen.

        • Furious Francis

          Dude, don’t talk about “evident bias” your sites name is dualshockers.

          You damage control for Sony on a regular basis, and make Nintendo look bad at any opportunity you can.

          • Magnumsally

            I would not go this far, but for this particular article its true

          • towhomitmayconcern

            Evident bias? Damage control? Apparently telling the truth has a new meaning. Using Tuquoqe to try and undermine someone’s point so you can accuse them of hypocrisy doesn’t help anything and only shows you to be a hypocrite.

        • Magnumsally

          Wii u actually has potential to go up, Vita doesnt, 40k for a new unit is not good.

          Once 2ds launches in japan it could do 200k in a day……..

        • Magnumsally

          Your problem is that you really arent informed most of the time, and sensationalized titles like the one you gave, really doesnt help matters.

    • http://www.facebook.com/donalyn.dovalebrown Donalyn Dovale-Brown

      Well I’ll see ya back here next week-and then you can go on your little rant(hint:it won’t last)

    • Anime10121

      Unfortunate as it is, it wont last, it may get one more week, but the Vita has overthrown the 3DS total sales once before (maybe twice) and was immediately knocked back down after the big game’s launch/price cut. PSP did the same with the DS (only reaching number one when a big game hit, though it was a little more common than Vita because PSP was getting big games on a more regular basis), until right before the 3DS’ launch where it finally started pulling ahead in sales.

      All we can hope for now, is that sales for both stay in a good range (which i’d say is about 40k a week), and that it builds the consoles install base so that developers find the platform less of a risk to develop big games for.

      I want the Vita to succeed, because I want more bigger and better games for it, however this is just one weeks sales with two fairly large events (console launch and GE2′s release), so time will tell if VIta will actually be able to sustain such high numbers. And I hope I’m wrong and that it actually does maintain numbers like these on a regular basis…

      • MyBodyIsReady

        I know it probably won’t last. Just having a little giggle with the 3DS fanboys.

        They get so insecure, bless them :’)

        • Anime10121

          Oh, ok, gotcha :P

    • NeoTechni

      Nope, one douche beat you to it

  • ragingmerifes

    “The week when Vita sold more than 3DS”

    Wow, it’s not going to last but this boost will probably get more people to the Vita. That’s good, I don’t really know what I’ve been waiting to get one, but now it’s really a must, with Tearaway, Ys, God Eater 2 and some other stuff (I’m expecting the Persona 4 sequel to be on it).

  • peterpansyndrome94

    Good job Sony!
    Making all the right moves!

    1 Million PS4s in 1 Launch Day
    88,522 Vitas in 1 Week

    Guess who is playing Tearaway on PS Vita?

  • Magnumsally

    3ds gets exclusive miku and one piece games next week with zelda and bravely default after

  • peterpansyndrome94

    To play PS Vita TV using your laptop monitor and speakers use this:

    http://www.amazon.com/HD-102-Powered-Splitter-Certified-Support/dp/B005HXFARS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384657525&sr=8-3&keywords=hdmi+splitter

    So you can play it on the go too

    • Krepler

      Considering you have a laptop that accepts HDMI input, which do exist but are not by any means common, this piece of hardware is not necessary.

      As the description says, this device only splits the HDMI signal to output it to two displays. Am I missing something?

      You’re better off with one of these if your laptop doesn’t support HDMI input: http://www.timeleak.com.cn/en/article/view.php?ps_db=prod&pnid=2&ps_aid=19

  • Sanquine90

    @MagnumBlade:disqus Are you so annoyed that the Vita is doing well for once? Pathetic Fanboy. You show your true colours by downplaying everything and how the 3DS will once again crush the vita. For the information i will be happy if the vita and vita TV will sell 40 K per week ( combined) . Guess you are no gamer because i don’t care about the hardware sales of a Nintendo console as long people enjoy their games on that platform. For the information owner of a Wii U which isn’t selling that well ;) but you don’t hear me apeshitting on it.

    • Magnumsally

      I am not annoyed I am putting it in perspective.

      The fact that you wrote this not in response to a particular statement means your craving attention

      Vita 40k for tv is garbage considering the price. They sold the most because its new, but next week its likely going to be 10k……..and the status quo will be the same old

      • Sanquine90

        Why putting it in perspective? Do you want to prove something?
        Garbage? For a country where the handheld dominates it’s pretty good. ;) I will be happy if the vita tv + vita combined sell 40 K a week.

        Craving attention? Yeah, that’s why i react. I just hate guys like you stating facts because they want to prove their console/ handheld of choice is superior.

      • peterpansyndrome94

        LOL!
        Putting it in your perspective alright,hey?
        truth ass hurts much?

        What is it like to play sales figures…is it fun?

  • bigshynepo

    Lets hurry and bring Vita TV to North America!!

  • Krakn3dfx

    Want one of these badly, maybe 2 of these even.

    Hurry and bring these to the U.S. Sony.

  • ariessiren

    I’m pretty sure these numbers Will help them release it in the usa. I want that thing

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