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PSP’s Little Battlers Pretty Big on Sales Charts – Media Create

October 24, 2012 Written by Heath Hindman

The 3DS, PS3, and PSP continue to juggle around the claim to the top-selling piece of software in Japan. Last week, it was the DS RPG Bravely Default holding the honor, while other recent chart-toppers have included Resident Evil 6, Final Fantasy III, and SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld. This week, it’s Little Battlers eXperience W for PSP that takes the crown. The game was also released on the Vita with some visual improvements, but the PSP version outsold it by almost 5-to-1 (77,457 versus 16,842). Here’s the top 20, via Media Create:

1. (PSP) Little Battlers eXperience W
2. (PS3) Resident Evil 6
3. (3DS) Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
4. (PS3) FIFA 13
5. (PS3) World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013
6. (3DS) New Super Mario Bros. 2
7. (PSV) The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution
8. (PSV) Little Battlers eXperience W
9. (3DS) Girl’s Mode: Style Savvy Trendsetters
10. (3DS) Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
11. (3DS) Project X Zone
12. (NDS) Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
13. (360) Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Forward .5 Premium Package
14. (PSP) Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku Ni – Matsuri Hayashi to Taishitachi
15. (PSP) Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus: God’s Eye and the Demon’s Navel
16. (PSP) SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld
17. (3DS) Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Or
18. (3DS) Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone
19. (PSP) Diabolic Lovers
20. (PS3) Tokitowa: Time and Eternity

Last week, the PSV hit an all-time low with 6,134 units sold. This week, its recovery was minimal, only selling a few hundred more. When the next charts roll out next week, there won’t be an improvement, as the only software releases are a test prep course and Street Fighter X Tekken. After that, the next Vita game releases don’t happen until November 15th. Vita might be in for a rough holiday season in Japan. Full hardware chart here:

3DS – 60,232
PS3 – 21,354
PSP – 15,575
Vita – 6,791
Wii – 4,035
Xbox 360 – 2,150
PS2 – 1,081
NDS – 529

Is it price drop time for real? Should Sony start getting more creative with bundles and promos? Think out loud in the comments section.