NPD Reveals the Top-Selling U.S. Vita Games List, and It’s Not Pretty

November 5, 2018Written by Aidan Simonds

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The PlayStation Vita is known by many as the little handheld that could. Seemingly against all odds, the Vita kept on pushing through, maintaining a loyal, yet relatively small, fanbase. The NPD Group recently revealed the ten best-selling Vita titles in the United States, and the decision to end production on the Vita is becoming a little more clear.

Here are the best-selling PlayStation Vita games in the U.S.:

  1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
  3. Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
  4. Mortal Kombat (2011)
  5. Little Big Planet
  6. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  7. Killzone: Mercenary 
  8. Persona 4 Golden (physical sales only)
  9. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  10. Unit 13

Perhaps the most fascinating, yet upsetting, thing about this list, is that these are all very early Vita titles. Killzone: Mercenary is the only title released outside of 2012 to make it on this list, and that released in 2013.

In addition, these are all the high-profile, console-quality games that the Vita promised in its early years. It later became a haven for JRPGs and indie games, though the only RPG on the list is Persona 4 Golden.

In addition, ResetEra admin ZhugeEx chimed in with some somewhat shocking news. Uncharted: Golden Abyss only managed to sell around 400K units in its lifetime. When combined, the sales for all ten games is roughly that of Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 during the almost two months after its September 7, 2018 launch.

It may not have necessarily been a sales success, but the Vita is beloved by many. Despite the struggles it faced in its lifetime, the Vita managed to carve itself a place in history.

[Source: ResetEra]