PlayStation Vita Continues to Sink While 3DS Leads in Japan

New Sony handheld is below the DS and PSP at same life stage

The Nintendo 3DS handheld from Sony has managed to deliver yet another good weekly performance and has managed to top the Japanese hardware chart while selling more individual units than all the other consoles included in the figures reported by Media Create.

[ADMARk=1]For the week that ended on January 22 the Nintendo device has managed to sell 80,960 units, which is quite a drop when compared to the more than 100,000 it managed during the previous week but still a respectable performance when it comes to a mid-January week.

Second place in the chart has again been occupied by the PlayStation 3 home console, which posted sales of 21,155 devices, another decline when compared to the over 30,000 of last week while third place went to the older versions of the PlayStation Portable, which has sold 17,181 units, a smaller than expected decline coming from 22,538.

The PlayStation Vita only managed to sell 15,219 devices, coming from 18,361, and is at the moment selling lower since the DS and the PSP have been launched.

The Nintendo Wii is selling just above the 10,000 units mark, ahead of the normal DS, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 2.

The top position in the software chart has been picked up by Mario Kart 7 from Nintendo, which managed to move 351,505 copies to gamers in one week while second place has gone to Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure from SEGA, also on the 3DS, which sold 31,598 units during its first week on sale.

Third place was occupied by Monster Hunter 3G from Capcom, another 3DS title, which sold 31,369 copies.

The rest of the top ten is made up of: Super Mario 3D Land, Onechanbara Z: Kagura, Heroes Phantasia, Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark, Beyond the Labyrinth, Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin II - Revelation of Evil God and Warriors Orochi 3.

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