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Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Gets a Huge Boost, Pokemon X/Y & Grand Theft Auto V Open Big

October 16, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Thanks to the new PS Vita 2000 model, the Japanese sales for the handheld exploded this past week in Japan, finishing at 60,166, up nearly 57,000 units from the low 3,538 seen previously. For the other Sony platforms, the PS3 was up to 12,395, while the PSP dropped slightly to 3,467. Also, the Wii U finished behind the PSP with 3,276 sold.

As for the software, it was a huge week in Japan, with Pokemon X/Y selling a combined 1,866 million copies, Grand Theft Auto V opening to over 360,000 on PS3, and Tales of Symphonia Chronicles for PS3 debuting at 77,228.

Here’s the top 20 selling games in Japan between October 7th – 13th, according to Media Create:

  1. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 1,866,570
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) – 360,115
  3. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 110,208
  4. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) – 77,228
  5. Dangan-Ronpa 1-2: Reload (PS Vita) – 76,172
  6. Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! (PS3) – 73,696
  7. Fairy Fencer F (PS3) – 40,666
  8. Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! (PS Vita) – 33,898
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360) – 26,612
  10. Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate (PS3) – 11,044
  11. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS) – 7,727
  12. F1 2013 (PS3) – 7,406
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 6,785
  14. Armored Core: Verdict Day (PS3) – 6,619
  15. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS Vita) – 5,920
  16. Youkai Watch (3DS) – 5,551
  17. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS) – 5,401
  18. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3) – 5,226
  19. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) – 4,650
  20. Tsukei Gakuen: Kou (PS Vita) – 4,527

Do you think the Vita can continue this success? Let us know in the comments below.

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