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Nintendo 3DS Software Outselling Sony Vita Almost 4-to-1

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Posted by: Vito Gesualdi

With the PlayStation Vita finally launched in Japan, a new console war has finally gotten started, with Sony's sleek media friendly device looking to take down Nintendo's gamer focused unit. Nintendo has about a year head start on Sony, through notoriously struggled to sell the device early on in its lifespan, resorting to a drastic $80 price cut in time for the holiday shopping season. Somewhat surprisingly, the tactic seems to have worked, with the Nintendo 3DS claiming 4 out of the top 5 Japanese sales slots this week. Meanwhile, the just-launched PlayStation Vita managed to get four games into the top 20, though is still trailing far behind its 3D competition, who's own top-selling software is outpacing the Vita's at about a 4 to 1 ratio. (638,637 3DS sales in the top 20, 167,559 for the Vita).

Numbers courtesy of Andriasang

  • 01. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15): 525,271
  • 02. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12/10): 208,427 (730,386)
  • 03. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01): 182,418 (789,871)
  • 04. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 12/15): 135,259
  • 05. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 112,533 (837,143)
  • 06. [WII] Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 71,028 (398,516)
  • 07. [PSV] Hot Shots Golf 6 (Sony, 12/17): 61,412
  • 08. [PSV] Uncharted Golden Abyss (Sony, 12/17): 48,224
  • 09. [WII] Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 44,021 (323,293)
  • 10. [WII] Poke Park 2 (Pokemon, 11/12): 43,829 (164,018)
  • 11. [WII] Wii Party (Pokemon, 07/08/10): 42,632 (2,129,236)
  • 12. [NDS] Magician's Quest: The Merchant's Store of Sorcery (Konami, 12/10): 35,068 (81,110)
  • 13. [WII] Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Pokemon, 11/12): 34,351 (64,573)
  • 14. [PS3] Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru (Chunsoft, 12/17): 33,686
  • 15. [PS3] BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend (Arc System Works, 12/17): 32,992
  • 16. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 11/11/10): 30,804 (734,046)
  • 17. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version (Namco Bandai, 11/23): 30,046 (100,284)
  • 18. [PSV] Dynasty Warriors Next (Tecmo Koei, 12/17): 29,181
  • 19. [PSV] Lord of Apocalypse (Square Enix, 12/17): 28,742
  • 20. [NDS] One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/17): 28,406 (207,458)

We'll have to wait and see whether Sony can push enough Vita units into consumer hands so as to compete with the success of 3DS, though given the unit's steep entry price (when factoring for memory cards), it will obviously be an interesting battle.

 

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