Media Create Sales: 3/17/14 – 3/23/14
posted on 03.26.14 at 09:07 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Mario Party: Island Tour tops this week's chart.

Mario Party: Island Tour

Mario Party: Island Tour is the top seller in this week’s Japanese sales chart. The 3DS party game opened at 132,000 sales.

Tecmo Koei’s Samurai Warriors 4 follows at 120,000 sales on PlayStation 3, with the PS Vita version moving an additional 36,000. And Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the third most sold game on PlayStation 3 at 119,000 sales. The PlayStation 4 version moved 92,000 copies.

Also new this week (well, the entire chart is filled with them), J-Stars Victory VS, Namco Bandai’s Jump series crossover fighting game, opened at 118,000 on PlayStation 3 and 98,000 on PS Vita.

On the hardware side, PS Vita knocked PlayStation 4 off the throne with 35,000 sales. PlayStation 4 still moved 30,000 units, an extra thousand over last week.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 132,668 (New)
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 120,452 (New)
  3. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 119,615 (New)
  4. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 118,240 (New)
  5. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 97,821 (New)
  6. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 91,903 (New)
  7. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) – 63,898 (New)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 44,659 (614,379)
  9. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 39,597 (New)
  10. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software, 03/13/14) – 37,285 (292,482)
  11. [3DS] Game Center CX: 3-Choume no Arino (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 33,618 (New)
  12. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) – 30,261 (New)
  13. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (Konami, 03/20/14) – 27,823 (New)
  14. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation (Compile Heart, 03/20/14) – 26,845 (New)
  15. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 Deluxe Package (03/20/14) – 16,152 (New)
  16. [3DS] Hero Bank (Sega, 03/20/14) – 15,060 (New)
  17. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 14,060 (515,895)
  18. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (Nintendo, 02/27/14) – 13,512 (107,413)
  19. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) – 13,283 (750,876)
  20. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Marvelous AQL, 02/27/14) – 10,293 (186,473)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation Vita – 35,374 (28,270)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 30,201 (29,677)
  3. 3DS LL – 28,291 (23,372)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 15,455 (14,128)
  5. 3DS – 11,985 (10,772)
  6. Wii U – 9,982 (7,654)
  7. PSP – 3,563 (3,461)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,754 (1,447)
  9. Xbox 360 – 288 (278)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • TheExile285

    Dem J-Stars sales :D

  • crimsonidol

    15 new entries and they all ranked in the top 16, wow.
    (Yokai, what are you doing up there? ;) )

    Overall quite good sales. Not impressive, but good.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      (The anime has been a great sales boost for Yokai Watch.)

      • Renaldi Saputra

        you forgot to add Sega on PSO2

  • blank059

    Surprised the PS4 sales actually went up. J-Stars sold well.

    • uran10

      Technically the 3ds is number 1 with a combined unit sale of 40276.

      • blank059

        Yes, I noticed that when I posted the comment which is why I edited it.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    3DS is still a beast if it was number 1 after all those sony games.

    • JuhRo

      Technically, the three sony games underneath it was released on several platforms and those numbers added are much higher than first place.

    • http://otakugamersuk.blogspot.co.uk/ Sanquine

      Ooohw c’mon stealth… Can’t you for once not be such narrowminded. At first i defended you but now all i can see is always the Nintendo Sepremisist…
      It’s always wait for next month because some 3DS titles will come out…. Then this pissing contest is going to be a victorious for the Nintendo masterrace. Glad i stopped with gaming ( from every day to once a week)!

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        Who are you? No offense but I do not need defending. Nor did I say anything even remotely as you you said

        • http://otakugamersuk.blogspot.co.uk/ Sanquine

          Oohw i know you! I had you on twitter. That Otakugamer kid Ring some bells? No but everywhere you come … N4G, Dualshockerz and Gematsu you are always sort of downtalking Sony and always talking about sales of the 3DS… Like some sort of pissing contest which seems so important to you.

          • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

            What? I am pretty sure my response was in shock that after Sony did so great Nintendo did great too.

            I did not downtalk anyone. Dualshocker is pretty much a joke site that needs people to tell the whole story with its storys.

            I love Sony and Nintendo. Bottom line.

    • CervantesPR

      your always talking about the 3DS and downplaying the vita. the vita has some good exclusive games and your always pretending every vita game is also on PS3. The 3DS is a more successful system, that dosent mean the vita dosent have some awsome games for it. vita might not be a huge success but the people who have one love it, not to mention the system itself better than the 3DS in almost every area while the 3DS looks outdated and pixelated. for the record i dont have a 3DS but my brother has one so i have access to all the games for it.
      i kinda understand why most nintendo fans bash the vita though its cuz its the only category where nintendo is doing ok. It be much better if the 3DS and wii u situation switched places tho.

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        Sorry, but I am pretty sure I can talk about whatever I want, as long as I am fair. I am fair.

        “that dosent mean the vita dosent have some awsome games for it.”

        Who said otherwise?

        Look dude, your looking for excuses to fight, and I am not into it.

        And no offense, but you just slammed Nintendo far worse than anything I said about Sony.

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Vita for the win

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yeah man
      PSV banzai!!

    • Tenshiken

      OLED master race

    • jujubee88

      #20V1T4

  • SuperLuigi

    Mario Party? O.o Game was decent but it doesn’t deserve #1. Nice boost of all system sells too.

    • JuhRo

      I think the majority of Japan gaming community use the couch co-op/ad-hoc feature much more frequently– thus making Mario party a great investment.

      • SuperLuigi

        Ya but it’s still a bad entry in the series imo. I mean i played it till I got 100% then just a few party plays with my wife and one of our friends. To each their own though.

  • Zackasaur

    Every single system went up~

  • Renaldi Saputra

    dem PSV sales

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    The next few weeks will be interesting. PS3/Vita have a pretty monster week next week and then the weeks after 3DS has some high power releases. will be fun to see.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Um…what comes out next week? XD

      • The Ash

        Hatsune Miku this week. Sales will come next week.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          Hatsune Miku is a huge seller on the Sony side, on the Nintendo side Final Fantasy/Pheonix Wright, lots to like if you have a 3DS and Vita.

          • blank059

            There hasn’t been a Final Fantasy on a Nintendo system for a while now unless you count Bravely Default. How well does Final Fantasy do for Nintendo now? It used to be more of a seller for Sony’s home consoles and PSP, not sure if that’s still the case outside Japan.

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

              The first Theatrythm was a pretty big seller.

              • blank059

                Oh, forgot about that.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Ah, that’s right, no wonder i didn’t sre it this week’s media create.

  • maruhadapurpurine

    Good to see the Vita doing well there, but it still needs a big boost on the west. I wonder what Sony is going to do about that.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      sony will always do something to increase its console sales on the west

    • Pyrofrost

      SCEA is going to keep trying to pawn it off as a PS4 companion; and if that doesn’t work, they will just stop promoting it, like they did with the PSP.

      • maruhadapurpurine

        PSP was more of a piracy problem. The Vita still isn’t going through that, I don’t think they give it up that easy, but they better start to give it more love real soon. E3 has to show the Vita’s real power on its own, not just as a PS4 companion.

        • Pyrofrost

          That doesn’t answer the question of why the PSP didn’t move units in comparison to the DS. If anything, being so easy to pirate games on was more of a selling point. They stopped promoting it because it hardly made a dent in the Western handheld market.

          The PSV at this point still has a high price point, extremely over-priced proprietary (class 4) memory cards, and a library that is no-where near being fleshed out. The only usable selling point it has in Western markets is being a PS4 companion, which will only reach out to a minimal audience. The “Western audience not liking handhelds” excuse doesn’t really stand, considering the success all the Nintendo handhelds have here.

          The only way it will start really selling more is if they allow it to stand independently as a handheld console, with a more fleshed out library, and if the memory cards are reasonably priced. Hell, the 64GB card in Japan is half the price of the PSV, that is completely and utterly inexcusable.

          • MrFinalgamer

            Raise the memory of those game cards! The fact that they’re already reaching it’s limit, and some games don’t wven fill fully, just shows that they need to up them, at least 8gb

            • Pyrofrost

              They will get around to doing that before long, I’m sure. Nintendo ran into the same issue on the original DS as well, and they increased them. So that’s just a matter of time.

              I think they already did so on the 3DS as well. They started topped off at either 4 or 6 GB and increased it to 8.

              • MrFinalgamer

                Hopefully, if they ever make a FFXII remake, the vita wouldn’t need to sacrifice stuff for it to fit.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Yeah, they will have to eventually. With the space needed for games, they won’t be able to continue with compression alone.

          • maruhadapurpurine

            The thing you just said about the PSP is completely ridiculous. Piracy is never a positive selling point. Ppl who wanted to pirate would buy the console alright, but they would not buy the games, and that is extremely hurtful to the console itself. If the games don’t sell well then the console dies, and that is what killed the PSP.

            • Pyrofrost

              It is for people looking to buy an all purpose system. It also had a pretty good library as well. I would say piracy killing the PSP is inaccurate though. No data has been released to support that, so it’s mere conjecture to say that was the case. I would also argue that the majority of consumers for any console aren’t pirates. Also games were still being released through last year.

              • maruhadapurpurine

                No data? Are you serious? Why don’t you make some research before saying such things?

                “Also games were still being released through last year.”

                Yeah. In Japan only, where the piracy wasn’t strong as it was in the west, not even close to be honest.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Sony coming out about a piracy problem on the PSP doesn’t = it killing the console. The DS had a piracy problem, it somehow did ok. The PS3 has a piracy problem, and it somehow does ok.

                  I see it as more a PR excuse for bad sales than anything else, because no hard data has been released. Nothing other than a bunch of “may be” or “could be” statements.

                  Also, yes, there were a couple of games released in NA last year. However none have been released here since.

                  • maruhadapurpurine
                    • Pyrofrost

                      Look, I’m not trying to say piracy wasn’t bad on the PSP. It’s bad for any console. However, a few interviews with no hard numbers and the stats on two games doesn’t = hard data. This is simply information that Sony has, while the general public doesn’t.

                    • maruhadapurpurine

                      You are just ignoring facts that are right on your face dude. And for the record, the data on the graphics didn’t come from Sony, they came from Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association in Japan. You would have noticed that if you had taken your time to read the article properly.

                      Edit: The fact that you are ignoring statements from developers themselves and solid evidence provided by a party not involved in production just means you can’t admit how wrong you are.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Ummm, I don’t recall saying the graphs came from Sony.

                      And the statistics on two games out of the entire library doesn’t prove the point. If anything, all it does is legitimize the need for further investigation and finding repeated occurrences of that pattern. As it stands from that article, it’s simply facts about those two games and I didn’t ignore that.

                      Edit: Statements by developers; and again, the statistics on two games, is not evidence of an epidemic. That’s not me being unwilling to admit I’m wrong, that is me wanting to see more numbers to see the existence of a pattern first.

                    • maruhadapurpurine

                      LOL, you are never going to admit are you? You are in denial dude, you can keep the act up as long you wish then. I have nothing else to say to someone who can’t see obvious facts right in front of them, or who won’t admit to seeing them.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Says the guy calling the statistics on TWO games “hard data” on the piracy problem sweeping the entire PSP library.

                    • maruhadapurpurine

                      Have you never heard of the concept of representation? Those games are not just two games. They very big and popular games made by big and popular developers.

                      If games that popular where pirated to that extent, what do you that happened to the rest? They serve of a clear representation of how big the piracy problem with PSP was. I presented you to solid evidence, and you can’t deny that.

                      Just admit it dude. You can’t deny how extremely grave the piracy on the PSP was.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I thought you had nothing else to say to me?

                      Anyway, have you ever heard the concept of observing a repeated pattern?

                      I didn’t deny that you presented solid evidence on two games. I even said it made it legitimized further investigation. I also haven’t stated once that piracy wasn’t a problem on the PSP.

                      However, without more information, I’m not going to just take piracy killing the PSP at face value. I don’t know what you want from me, it’s not like I’m claiming what you have shown was false.

                    • maruhadapurpurine

                      What a sore loser you are. You know what the main difference between our arguments is? I actually have proof to support what I am saying and you don’t. Wanna know why? Because all your arguments are based simply on your own views, and so you don’t have even the slimmest proof to help you.

                      I have proof because what I am saying here is based on actual facts. Piracy was the main factor for the early demise of the PSP. You or anyone else trying to deny that fact is ridiculous.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Proof you say, HA, don’t make me laugh man.

                      What you have is the ramblings of a dev and a guy from Sony, providing no solid numbers; and the statistics for TWO games. You’ve brought up nothing showing a consistent pattern, just two games from an entire library.

                      Hell, I’m not even dismissing the fact that piracy could be the reason. I’m just saying that I don’t believe it’s the reason, because all we have on the consumer end is word of mouth and virtually no data (aside from the statistics on TWO games you showed). We have no empirical data showing a pattern, or solid statistics on the amount of users actually guilty of piracy, just possibilities.

                      If anyone is sore here, it’s you. You’re the only one over here trying to make this discussion about winners and losers. You have no desire to find the truth. You’ve found a single piece of data on two games and some word of mouth, and you’re running with it because it supports your belief. However, I’m open to taking in more facts and changing my point of view. I’m open to finding the truth.

                      And now, on top of this, you’re trying to say VGChartz is a credible source. I think we’re finished here, ok. So lets just stop here, and agree to disagree before a mod ends up getting involved.

                      With all that said, know that I have nothing against you personally.

                    • maruhadapurpurine

                      Lol you can try to make it less than it is as much as you want. Statements from developers and employees are no small thing. They are the ones behind the stage, they know what is happening.

                      Also, at least I provided something, and what did you provide to back up your statement that piracy was not the main factor? Where is your hard data? Where is your proof?

                      Oh yeah, that is right, you can’t find proof for something that is not correct.

                      And like I said, those few links are the result of just a few seconds of research, if you want more I can give you more, much more than that.

                      And btw, if you think “just” two of the biggest games on the PSP represent nothing (which is incredibly stupid), here is a more detailed report showing a few more games and the exact damage they caused.

                      I recommend you to read it carefully.

                      http://www.siliconera.com/2010/06/09/dissidia-final-fantasy-downloaded-illegally-over-5-million-times/

                      Just leaving a quote I liked a lot, so you can just let that sink in for while.

                      “CESA’s figures the top 20 selling games in Japan were downloaded 23,249,418 and cost the industry 118 billion in damages.”

                      Seriously dude, just stop. You are so conceited with your own opinion that you refuse to admit to see the truth right in front of your eyes.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Just drop it for now, please.

                      It’s one of those discussions where you both agree on somethings, but don’t quite agree on others.

                      While it is an interesting discussion, it feels like to me you both might be looking at it from different perspectives. Often times, the little things like that are lost with internet discussions.

                      As for PSP piracy. It was most certainly a big problem. On the other hand, it’s always important to remember. Someone downloading or pirating a copy of a game does not necessarily equal a lost sale.

                      Regardless of how companies spin it, just too much “what if’s” attached to that to write it in stone.

                    • maruhadapurpurine

                      Normally I would ask why we should stop, but I see what you mean.

                      This guy is just too stubborn to admit how wrong he is. I could present any form of proof and he would not agree with it.

                      Too bad, I would like to see how he was going to react to “118 billion in damages”.

                  • shogunknight

                    Aside from the 1st gen ps3s and the early slim ps3 (i think before infamous 2 was released) no ps3 can be pirated. Clearly this class 4 memory cards sony used was to battle piracy on the handheld which was done at a great cost (damn those prices). Unfortunately with a price like that all together (it wasnt coming with a card or internal memory before; quite silly of them) it pushed away lots of consumers, even with piracy it would have still been a tough period for the vita

                    Edit: oh yeah @maruhadapurpurine is right. Piracy was damn high on psp. All editions of the handheld (pspgo too) and firmwares were even downgradable or put custom firmwares. One could freely enter psn too. You could turn that device to work like a smart device

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Really? The last I read, the Super Slim could be pirated on, but it was more difficult.

                      About the PSV memory cards, I just think they could have found another way to go about doing things. As I was talking about before, the 3DS has managed to avoid it, while still using conventional SD cards. I can’t think of any other reason why the minds at Sony couldn’t have come up with any other way.

          • DeadnBuried

            I think you’re greatly underestimating the effect that piracy had on the PSP. First off; the PSP actually did really, really well. It sold a good 70+ million worldwide, and had plenty of string games, but “marketing” wasn’t it’s problem, piracy was. So many of those huge games sold like shit, because EVERYBODY pirated them. I don’t know anyone that DIDNT pirate their PSP games, and because of that, support dwindled rapidly. Nobody wants to make games for a platform that’s pirated to such an extent that even the best games struggle to sell.

            So then Sony fix that with the Vita, by not supporting SD or other common memory cards, instead opting for their own cards which seem to have done the job, and then everyone complains anyway. The PSP did really well for itself, but it would’ve done so much better had piracy not put off every developer.

            • Pyrofrost

              >>70+ million worldwide

              This does not = 70 million in NA or the West

              >> I don’t know anyone that DIDNT pirate their PSP games

              Everyone you know does not = all PSP owners, or even a majority of them.

              >>So then Sony fix that with the Vita, by not supporting SD or other common memory cards, instead opting for their own cards which seem to have done the job, and then everyone complains anyway.

              It’s amazing how Nintendo has been able to avoid piracy on the 3DS without overpriced proprietary memory cards.

              Look, I have a Vita myself, and I love the system; however, that doesn’t change the fact that its memory cards are complete bullshit.

              • DeadnBuried

                Just look at any sales figures for any PSP game. Only a handful did well, and they were the earlier games like Liberty City Stories, GoW Chains of Olympus and Daxter. Once custom firmware took off, that was it, games sold pitiful amounts and nobody wanted to make PSP games outside of Japan. The PSP sold PLENTY of units outside of Japan, but software struggled everywhere but Japan. I don’t know if custom firmware was harder to comeby or if the Japanese culture is more against piracy, but PSP games always sold well in Japan, and they would’ve done in the west as well had piracy not been such an easy alternative.

                And I won’t argue with you, Vita memory cards are still too expensive, but here in the Uk at least, I can pick up a 32GB card for just £40 these days, considering the amount of PS+ games I can fill that with, its really not that bad and certainly not the dealbreaker that some claim it ti be.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Unfortunately NA sales statistics are not so easy to come by or readily available, like those via Media Create. There is VGChartz but that’s no credible source.

                  The PSV card for me wasn’t a deal-breaker either, because I had the money for it. However, I know I was ripped-off because I can get a Sony “Class 10″ 64GB SD card for half the price of Sony’s “Class 4″ 32GB card.
                  I don’t blame Sony for wanting to circumvent piracy, However, I would say they decided to go about it the wrong way, imo.

                  • maruhadapurpurine

                    “There is VGChartz but that’s no credible source.”

                    HA! Where did you get this from? You are really misinformed, not only on the PSP subject but on this as well.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      >>You are really misinformed

                      So says the person trying to say VGChartz is a credible source. Perhaps you haven’t read up on how they accumulate their data. Allow me to show you, directly from their site:

                      http://www.vgchartz.com/methodology.php

                      The only reliable sources in North America are NPD and the publishers themselves.

                    • maruhadapurpurine

                      So what? Their methods work. Their data is reliable most of the time. 100% accurate? Maybe not, but they get pretty close to it. They are pretty reliable if you want to have an idea on how the sales are going for a game.

        • jujubee88

          Eh. I’m fine either way.

          If no more support from Sony, than I’m able to hack the device. If more support, than I’ll keep updating and enjoy that experience.

          When I bought the hw these are the scenarios I bought it for.

    • blank059

      They won’t bother marketing the Vita. If anyone ever asks any of the suits at Sony about the Vita all they’ll say is “it’s a great companion device to the PS4!!!”

    • michel

      Unfortunately… nothing…

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Probably nothing

      • miyamoto

        u r right tho

  • Duo Maxwell

    What is happening with the Vita?

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    Wow. Is the Vita taking off? That’s interesting.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Yokai Watch is still beasting out. Anyone remember when the sequel is coming?

  • Pyrofrost

    Imagine that, a sales list with a bunch of new games equals increased hardware sales. It’s like magic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfYJykSizIk

  • Cry_Zero

    Sony did nothing to save the vita. Its good to see it sell well in japan but they just fucked things up. It couldve been amazing but instead the let it die

    • Renaldi Saputra

      they localized some PSV games to the west, that proves that they did something

      • Cry_Zero

        Im still waiting for infamous god of war gran turismo another uncharted maybe ape escape etc. They have so many games which could get a vita version and im not talking about ports.

        • CervantesPR

          those people are too busy making games for PS4. But they will come eventually.

    • shogunknight

      Yeah, they actually did nothing to save it. Its saving itself, its good to know 3rd parties, indies and gamers arent dependent on 1st party studios to determine a consoles development, purchase and success. Some people are still in the ‘vita has no game boat’ it seems

      • blank059

        The problem with the Vita is lack of exclusives (doesn’t matter whether it’s 1st or third party) and poor marketing.

        • shogunknight

          I agree the marketing is not very good (if not for ps4, it was quite bad) or as great as 3ds but for the exclusives, ive said this before so ill repeat: ‘the games on the vita are just not appealing to everyone’ (like how nintendo games do) which is why it is assumed the handheld has no games. I doubt it would have really made a difference if they were exclusives or not (its current software sales in japan can prove my point).

          • blank059

            There’s around 40-50 games which are exclusive to it (if we are looking at games that are available in English) and while that isn’t a bad number some of those games are just bad such as Resistance: Burning Skies, Reality Fighters and Ridge Racer Vita as well as other shovelware. Also the fact that the system doesn’t have games or announcement of games from franchises that were on the PSP and are on the 3DS makes it look worse.

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        Vita has games, but without sold exclusives regularly, doing this well is all it can do and I love the system

        • shogunknight

          This i can agree, i wish they could make another patapon series and other recurring titles, theres still quite some time though

          • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

            It splits most of its game sales with PS3 so it really had no opportunity to take off in sales.

    • Altin

      It’s not dead yet, so stop acting like it’s the end of the world.

      • MyBodyIsReady

        It’s pretty much on it’s way out, as far as mainstream success is concerned

        I mean, there are still great games coming out, Digimon, Project Diva, Freedom Wars, Gravity Rush 2 ect but any chance of being as big as the PSP have flown right by whilst Sony did nothing to grab the attention of a common consumer.

        • Altin

          Not being a mainstream success does not necessarily equate that a console is dead. It’s silly that I am discussing semantics, since as you mention, there are games coming out for the system. Each console needs 3rd Party Games – that’s why the PS2 is still one of the most successful consoles. As for Sony, yes they might slack off as far as 1st Party titles for the Vita go, but they released some good games last year, such as Tearaway and Killzone: Mercenary. This year we might see Freedom Wars, Gravity Rush 2 and maybe some more, if they announce some games during E3, Gamescom or TGS. The Vita is far away from being a commercial success, but with that many games in the pipeline it is anything but dead imo.

          • MyBodyIsReady

            “Not being a mainstream success does not necessarily equate that a console is dead”

            True, true. I’m not sure what it means for a console to be dead, as far as I’m concerned a console’s only dead when nobody at all is supporting it.

            Unfortunately though the lack of Vita sales means chances of games like Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter and God of war coming to PSV are unlikely, as devs are jumping to either the 3DS or making next gen games on PS4

            • Altin

              I’d suggest that a console is most likely dead if the 1st Party that is developing units comes to a halt and stops building new consoles. But then again, this can be questionable too, since there are many consoles which still are blooming with fans – I still see people on a Phantasy Star Online BB Private Server (Schthack) using either their Dreamcast or Gamecube.

              It always depends on which developer we are talking about. In terms of Vita games, you can’t compare Square Enix to Tecmo Koei for instance. They make games for both Current Gen and Vita, with DW 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition being one of the finer examples. I’d say that we have to wait for the Big Shows, i.e. E3, TGS and Gamescom ^^

              • MyBodyIsReady

                “I’d say that we have to wait for the Big Shows, i.e. E3, TGS and Gamescom”

                Dude, I’ve been telling myself this since 2012 lol

                • Altin

                  Same here, but let’s not lose hope (still beliving that PSO2 will get a release over here…) :D

            • Manny Being Manny

              The Vita has a small but loyal following. Its the place most of the more niche otaku games are going to, and those will always have a market. There are indie games too. It might not have the big AAA games like Sony originally promised, but its not going to just go away or anything. It’ll have a nice long life like the PSP did.

      • Cry_Zero

        Are you serious? Its vitas third year now and there are less than 10 major aaa games. Thats a disgrace

        • blank059

          Games don’t have to be AAA. A couple of non-indie exclusives per year would be good for the Vita.

        • Altin

          Very cereal.
          Aha, please tell me more fables about those “AAA” Games.

          And by the way, no – but let’s play your game:

          Wipeout 2048
          Gravity Rush
          God Eater 2
          Soul Sacrifice
          Toukiden
          Tearaway
          LBP Vita
          Killzone: Mercenary
          CoD: BO Declassified
          Resistance
          Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
          Ys: Memories of Celceta

          That’s more than 10 Games that I could think of right now. Only game which is still awaiting a release overseas is GE2.

        • ekibyougami

          >”Its vitas third year now”

          2nd. It’s not December 2014 yet and the Vita just reached 2 years outside Asia.

    • Manny Being Manny

      Whats wrong with how its doing? Its just emulating PSPs history, which ended up selling more worldwide than either the PS3 or 360. Just because it focuses more on the Japanese market doesn’t mean its not successful.

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        it is not even close to being a PSP like system. No offense to Vita but PSP had 3x the first and third party support.

        It also sold in all regions, not just Japan.

        • Altin

          Yes, and it is 10 years old as of now, whereas the Vita has just become 2 years old. The PSP had a solid support many years after its release.

          • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

            Vita slightly picked up in Japan (still selling on average 5 times worse than PSP did in the region), but in Europe and the Americas? Hasnt moved at all. Honestly 3DS is not doing better than DS either so questions go all around

            • Altin

              As mentioned, as of now it did not sell much but there is no need to either compare or degrade its success after just two years of being released with a handheld which had a solid decade to establish a great library and sale number.

              But you got a point with Europe and US – here’s hoping that these will pick up soon as well. AC: Liberation despite being a subpar game, still sold about 1 million units.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Well back when the PSP and PSPGo were around there weren’t a lot of people playing games on their smartphones like they are today

      We still never got an Infamous game on the Vita so that’s an issue. I wonder how well Borderlands 2 will do

      • JonathanisPrimus

        Infamous? No one cares about that IP enough to buy a Vita game. There’s two much more glaring omissions in Vita’s first party software library, and the both start with the letter “G”.

    • Elvick

      They should have at least advertised Killzone Mercenary and done a bundle for it in North America… but SCEA is incompetent with Vita.

  • CervantesPR

    theres always so much negativity towards the vita even in a good vita news article. pathethic… anyone exited for gravity rush 2?freedom wars? soul sacrifice 2?? phantasy star??

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      I have not read anything negative. I have read really good discussion. Get over it.

    • Pyrofrost

      The Vita is an excellent console. I will be the first person to come out and acknowledge its awesomeness. At the same time, I’m not one to act like it’s without fault.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Soul Sacrifice 2 doesn’t exist

      • CervantesPR

        it dosent exist but its in the works.

  • CervantesPR

    dam its pretty awsome news for vita hopefully it continues this way,the more it sells in japan the more games will come to the west.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      Vita did not outsell 3DS in Japan. 3DS sold 40K, Vita sold around 37k

      • CervantesPR

        yeah your right, i just glanced at it when i typed that comment. i misread that. i EDITed it

      • The Ash

        Depends on who you ask. On Famitsus list, vita is top selling.
        Its splitting hairs. Both are selling equally now.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          Famitsu does not have access to as many retailers as media create. The information is not reliable.

          And no, both are not selling equally. 3DS is saturated after actually selling. Vita is still not selling.

          • JonathanisPrimus

            Famitsu actually tracks more retailers than Media Create: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=76980735&postcount=18

            Please don’t spread made up nonsense, and try to downplay a legitimate tracker’s research.

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

              1) Do not quote neogaf, they do not know what the f they are talking about. It is reversed.

              • The Ash

                And you know more than neogaf right?
                I expect nothing other than you btw. Your nintendo bias on every site is quite visible.

                • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                  Nintendo fairness. Most sites do not allow for that. (FYI, neogaf is not the be all and end all. In fact they are one of the worst forums)

                  • The Ash

                    “Most sites do not allow for that.”
                    And you judged that? Thanks for that. Teh internet is grateful.
                    Btw, since you somehow know the most popular and newsworthy gaming forum neogaf is bad, would you tell me a few forums and sites that share your nintendo “fairness”?

                    Some protip for you (I know you wouldn’t follow, but still). You never managed to sell a single nintendo game or system despite wasting time defending nintendo for years on DualShockers, VG247, Gematsu, IGN and so on. People hardly make decisions based on opinions of people who have very clear bias (especially on internet)
                    Unless nintendo paid you, what is the point wasting time doing a company’s PR?
                    Just think.

          • LustEnvy

            Vita is not selling? Damn, some people are just in absolute denial. Now that the PSP is dying out, the Vita is picking up more and more steam in Japan. Don’t understand why there is so much anti-Vita drivel.

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

              The PSP would average 100+k sold a week…………….

              • LustEnvy

                The market back then, and the market now are very different. It has nothing to do with the Vita being less appealing. Nowadays 35000 is good numbers for any non Nintendo system. Mobile phone gaming is on the rise, and handhelds are selling less and less. Systems in general are selling less in a budget conscious Japan.

                • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                  Exactly, and in the Market right now, Vita is not selling well and generally is less appealing. Vita is not seeing the exclusives it needs to see to be above last place in every region but Japan. Even in Japan most Vita games are shared with PS3/4 simply because devs have very little confidence a Vita exclusive could move the numbers they want to. I love Vita, and that is the truth of the matter. No sugarcoating. In fact I would not be surprised if this was Sonys last portable.

                  Hell, I have no idea what Nintendo does either after 3DS.

                  • LustEnvy

                    Youre not understanding me. Whether its the Vita or not, no system is gonna sell PSP numbers. The world is in a financial crisis compared to back then. 35000 these days are healthy numbers. You can’t compare the two, because times have changed. Not even the 3DS numbers are like the numbers of yesteryear.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      I agree with you things are in crisis, and Vita is not selling good enough in any region.

                      Even Sony has said as much. They see Vita more now as a PS4 peripheral than its own device.

                    • LustEnvy

                      When has sony said the Vita wasnt selling well? Did they say it this very week, when sales are on a rise? The Vita is selling more and more, not less and less. It’s STARTING to gain momentum, so how is a spike in sales compared to when it sold 15000 normally, bad? Please, just stop.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      They have constantly been saying it. The Vita has not really been selling more and more, all systems got a spike.

                      Starting to gain momentum when you are 3 years old, is not really a good thing.

  • Nerroth

    It will be interesting to see if the numbers for Re; Birth 2 would affect any decision by CH/IF and Felistella to line up a port of Victory as “Re; Birth 3“, if they haven’t settled their minds on that prospect already.

    • Pyrofrost

      It would make sense to me if they did. It would be kinda odd for them to do the first and mk2, but then not follow up with V and V-II in the future.

  • Anime10121

    Hmm… Both J stars and Ground Zeroes did pretty damn good at 200k combined sales! Good deal!!!

  • AdamBoy64

    Great sales for Mario Party.
    I wouldn’t have expected Mario Party to be so popular in the handheld format.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      That was unexpected

  • Elvick

    Thumbs up for hardware bump for everything.

  • miyamoto

    Am I dreaming!!!?
    Vita is numero uno in Japan!??
    Beat his big big bro PS4!?

    • Lönk To Xillia

      Is number one only if you don’t add 3DS and 3DS XL sales. However,Vita has very good numbers.

  • LustEnvy

    GO VITA GO.

    • Budgiecat

      Why is the PSP still being supported? It’s 10 years old now….

      Look at those Pro Baseball Spirits PSP sales numbers; they almost match the Vita sales numbers.
      If the PSP wasn’t a given option, more people would move onto the Vita.
      It’s the natural evolution of the PSP.
      Nintendo doesn’t support the NDS anymore. this gives the 3DS more attention.
      Sony needs to do the same.
      As well as support it more in the West.

      And lower its memory card prices…

      • kurosan9712

        Even if they stop it’s support – the people that release games on PSP right now are like…Idea Factory/Otomate only, with their Otome-VN games, and more to it – they’re also bringing a lot of them to Vita.
        Meaning Vita won’t get more attention.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Yokai Watch continues to be at least for me the most interesting story, how high can that game go?