New Old Different Same News: Vita Sales Plummet Again

September 13, 2012Written by Heath Hindman

Japanese sales measurement authority Media Create’s newest sales figures confirm what we were all fearing: Vita system sales went right back “normal” this week. Hatsune Miku‘s assistance was indeed temporary, as sales of her game and the system it’s on took a dive. Having sold 50,000 units last week, the PSV is down to 14,000 this week — perhaps en route to its previous average of around 10,000. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f, meanwhile, sold 159,000 last week and dropped to 18,000 this week. It was a pretty slow week for sales overall, so that still leaves the game in fifth place on the software charts, but it’s pretty clear that the Vita is still not a stable product in Japan.

The hardware totals read like this:

3DS – 64,159
PSV – 14,106
PS3 – 11,813
PSP – 9,065
WII – 6,958
DS – 1,269

Software rankings are here:

1. (3DS) New Super Mario Bros. 2
2. (3DS) Lost Heroes
3. (PS3) Max Payne 3
4. (NDS) Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
5. (PSV) Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
6. (PSP) Lost Heroes
7. (PS3) Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Max: Evangelion 7 x Seimei no Kodou
8. (3DS) Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
9. (3DS) Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
10. (WII) Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online
11. (3DS) Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi
12. (3DS) Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb
13. (3DS) Brain Age: Concentration Training
14. (PSP) Mobile Suit Gundam Age: Universe Accel / Cosmic Drive
15. (3DS) Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set
16. (PS3) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
17. (WII) Wii Sports Resort
18. (PS3) Sengoku Basara HD Collection
19. (WII) Just Dance Wii 2
20. (PS3) Ratchet & Clank Collection

As you can see in this month’s installment of PlayStation JapanStyle, the Japanese release lineup for Vita is pretty thin this month; it’s anyone’s guess as to how much impact LittleBigPlanet and Ys will have, but whatever help they bring, Sony’s gonna be slogging through at least two more weeks of crap before they arrive on the market.