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.:
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
- Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
- Mortal Kombat (2011)
- Little Big Planet
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
- Killzone: Mercenary
- Persona 4 Golden (physical sales only)
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- 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.