3DS sees strong competition from PS Vita in Japan’s weekly sales chart

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Software sells hardware as the adage goes, Japan’s weekly sales chart being a perfect demonstration of that.

The PlayStation Vita saw sales surge to 35,203 to top the hardware chart, whereas the Nintendo 3DS family of systems narrowly edged out their rival by selling 38,173 units collectively.

That was driven by four new games launching for Sony’s handheld, with Bandai Namco’s God Eater 2: Rage Burst sitting atop the software chart with 234,180 copies sold. The only other new releases were for PlayStation 4, in The Order: 1886 and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, which didn’t result in the same bump. While the 3DS didn’t see any new arrivals, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D held strong with a further 71,181 copies sold to remain in second.

Software Sales (lifetime sales bracketed)
1. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Bandai Namco Games – 234,180 (New)
2. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Nintendo – 71,181 (302,246)
3. [PS4] God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Bandai Namco Games – 37,824 (New)
4. [PS4] The Order: 1886, Sony – 25,023 (New)
5. [PS4] Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Koei Tecmo Games – 24,457 (New)
6. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, LEVEL-5 – 17,738 (2,497,462)
7. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Bandai Namco Games – 12,211 (72,838)
8. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Koei Tecmo Games – 11,271 (New)
9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo – 11,256 (2,525,177)
10. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II, Koei Tecmo Games – 8,936 (53,510)
11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom – 7,910 (2,478,064)
12. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo – 7,860 (2,157,653)
13. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Bandai Namco Games – 7,239 (54,442)
14. [PSV] Otoko Yukaku, D3 Publisher – 7,083 (New)
15. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II, Koei Tecmo Games – 5,223 (28,742)
16. [PSV] Hakuoki Zuisouroku Omokage Hana, Idea Factory – 5,154 (New)
17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo – 4,881 (592,794)
18. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8, Nintendo – 4,603 (921,092)
19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo – 4,595 (3,923,419)
20. [PSV] Fuuraiki 3, NIS – 4,435 (New)

Hardware Sales (last week’s sales bracketed)
1. PlayStation Vita – 35,203 (10,901)
2. PlayStation 4 – 24,737 (21,381)
3. New 3DS LL – 23,466 (41,821)
4. New 3DS – 8,657 (9,584)
5. Wii U – 6,070 (7,007)
6. PlayStation 3 – 5,810 (6,683)
7. 3DS LL – 3,343 (4,126)
8. 3DS – 2,707 (3,214)
9. Xbox One – 1,381 (191)
10. PlayStation Vita TV – 731 (588)

[Thanks Gematsu]

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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