Japanese Sales Chart: PS Vita Sales Surge Thanks to Phantasy Star Nova

December 3, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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After debuting to over 1.3 million sold in its first week, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire combined to move another 300,000 units, placing in first overall.

Following Pokemon, there’s a good slate of new releases, with Phantasy Star Nova on PlayStation Vita placing in 2nd overall with 107,000 sold. A little further down the chart, the Resident Evil remaster on PlayStation 3 moved 50,000 copies, while Dragon Age: Inquisition on PlayStation 4 managed to sell over 29,000.

Thanks to the release of Nova, PlayStation Vita hardware sales rose by over 17,000, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the New 3DS XL. Also in hardware, the PlayStation Vita TV and Xbox One each saw big jumps (for them) in sales, with the Vita TV coming out on top.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan between November 24 – 30, 2014, according to Media Create:

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 48,738 (42,184)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 27,935 (10,236)
  3. New 3DS – 22,875 (26,791)
  4. 3DS – 19,722 (8,144)
  5. 3DS LL – 15,182 (11,534)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 13,489 (12,430)
  7. Wii U – 12,496 (9,615)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 5,360 (4,324)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,285 (621)
  10. Xbox One – 1,237 (776)
  11. Xbox 360 – 108 (100)
  12. PSP – 18 (11)

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 298,613 (1,626,284)
  2. Phantasy Star Nova (PS Vita) – 107,313
  3. Etrian Odyssey Untold II: Knight of Fafnir (3DS) – 59,531
  4. Fate/hollow ataraxia (PS Vita) – 53,979
  5. Resident Evil (PS3) – 50,258
  6. Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4) – 29,274
  7. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 27,624 (2,200,698)
  8. Super Smash Bros. (3DS) – 21,755 (1,758,790)
  9. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 20,577 (2,902,388)
  10. Nisekoi: Yomeiri!? (PS Vita) – 15,508
  11. Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit! (PS Vita) – 14,275
  12. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (PS3) – 12,886 (104,801)
  13. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 12,742 (734,626)
  14. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U) – 12,211 (54,053)
  15. Oedo BlackSmith (PS Vita) – 11,562
  16. Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS3) – 11,294
  17. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled Version) (PS3) – 10,291 (105,302)
  18. Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Kyara to Nihon Senkoku no Tabi (3DS) – 9,936
  19. Hero Bank 2 (3DS) – 8,014
  20. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (PS3) – 7,784 (45,907)

Are you surprised by the PSP’s (seven extra consoles sold) resurgence last week?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]