PlayStation Vita Sinks to New Low in Japanese Charts
Tales of Xillia 2 is the leader in the video game top ten
The PlayStation Vita handheld from Sony has reached a new low in terms of sales on the core Japanese market for the week that ended on November 5, while Tales of Xillia 2 has managed to take the first place in the official video game charts.When it comes to hardware, the best performer was once again the Nintendo-made 3DS LL, the version of the device which introduced a bigger screen and more battery life, which managed to sell 63,993 units during the seven-day period, according to data compiled by Media Create.
Second place once again went to the normal version of the 3DS, which also moved a respectable 29,996, a close to 6,000 increase over the previous period tracked.
The PlayStation 3 from Sony continues to be the best sold home console, with 21,310 devices moved to gamers, just a little better than the 20,364 of last week, while the older PSP is in fourth place, with sales of 13,868, a slight decline.
The PlayStation Vita is now standing on 4,842 in sales, which is the first time it has dipped under the 5,000 mark, and there are limited signs that a rebound is possible.
The Wii, which is on its way out, has actually managed to increase sales to 3,806 and comes ahead of the PlayStation 2, the Xbox 360 and the various versions of the DSi.
Tales of Xillia 2, from Namco Bandai, has been the best performing video game of the week, with sales of 364,439 copies on the PlayStation 3, while second place was occupied by another new entry, Okami HD, also on the PS3, with sales of 68,644 units.
The last place on the podium goes to Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition from SEGA, also on the PS3, with reported sales of 58,138 during its first week.
The rest of the top ten includes: World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa – Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune, World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013, Resident Evil 6 and Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition.