PlayStation Vita Japan sales slowest yet

3DS outsells all other hardware again.

PlayStation Vita sold another 15,219 units in Japan last week, but that figure marks the handheld's lowest ever weekly total.

Sales fell from 22,538 the week before, according to Japanese chart company Media Create (via NeoGAF, although hardware numbers were largely down across the chart.

3DS sales shrank to 80,960, down almost 20,000 but still enough to outsell the rest of the hardware chart combined.

Once again PlayStation Vita finished fourth - behind the 3DS, PS3 and PSP.

Mario Kart 7 remained top of the software charts, selling 35,105.

Sega's new 3DS animated adventure Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure entered the chart in second with 31,598 copies sold.

In total, seven games out of the top 10 were on 3DS, while 13 of the top 20 were on 3DS or Wii. There were no Vita games in the top 20.

The full chart figures lie below.

Media Create software sales: Week 3, 2012 (Jan 16 - Jan 22)

  1. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 - 35.105 / 1.404.728
  2. [3DS] Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure - 31.598 / NEW
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G - 31.369 / 1.159.866
  4. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land - 26.051 / 1.265.491
  5. [360] Onechanbara Z: Kagura - 22.013 / NEW
  6. [PSP] Heroes Phantasia - 15.163 / NEW
  7. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark - 14.190 / 360.325
  8. [3DS] Beyond the Labyrinth - 14.176 / NEW
  9. [PSP] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin II - Revelation of Evil God - 11.598 / 93.494
  10. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3 - 10.690 / 347.614
  11. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 8.706 / 762.674
  12. [WII] Just Dance Wii - 8.315 / 511.363
  13. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP the Best) - 8.126 / 171.906
  14. [WII] Wii Party - 7.133 / 2.273.318
  15. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus - 6.594 / 850.426
  16. [WII] Kirby's Return to Dream Land - 6.162 / 585.260
  17. [WII] Mario Kart Wii - 6.137 / 3.489.774
  18. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Dubbed Edition - 5.945 / 96.391
  19. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends - 5.932 / 481.804
  20. [WII] Go Vacation - 5.460 / 221.639

Media Create hardware sales: Week 3, 2012 (Jan 16 - Jan 22)

  1. 3DS - 80,960 (100,668)
  2. PS3 - 21,155 (30,332)
  3. PSP - 17,181 (22,538)
  4. PSV - 15,219 (18,361)
  5. Wii - 10,173 (14,179)
  6. DS - 2,022 (2,721)
  7. 360 - 1,588 (1,519)
  8. PS2 - 903 (766)

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

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