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PS Vita sales soar 150% in Japan

Handheld boosted by Persona 4 Golden craze

PlayStation Vita sales more than doubled in Japan last week due in part by the success of new title Persona 4 Golden.

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Sony sold about 34,000 Vita units, marking a 150 per cent increase from the 13,400 sold last week.

Persona 4 Golden broke into the charts at number one, moving about 137,000 units during its first sales week.

Following a generally positive launch, Sony has struggled to make an impact at retail with PS Vita across Europe, the US and Japan. This week, however, it was Sony's best-selling console, outperforming PlayStation 3 by about twenty thousand unit sales.

Nintendo's 3DS continues to hold firm in the territory, with about 62,000 units sold in the same week.

Media Create Top 20 software sales ending June 17 2012

1. [PSV] Persona 4 The Golden (Atlus, 06.14.2012): 137,076
2. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D (Square Enix, 05.31.2012): 66,434 (662,946)
3. [PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw (Kadokawa, 06.14.2012): 53,347
4. [PS3] Tokyo Jungle (Sony, 06.07.2012): 35,989 (146,298)
5. [PS3] Akiba's Trip Plus (Acquire, 06.14.2012): 29,505
6. [PS3] Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, 05.24.2012): 18,039 (437,248)
7. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 17,856 (185,011)
8. [WII] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 16,143 (433,787)
9. [360] Lollipop Chainsaw (Kadokawa, 06.14.2012): 14,422
10. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 9,244 (1,623,749)
11. [PSV] Gundam Seed Battle Destiny (Namco Bandai, 06.07.2012): 8,826 (49,122)
12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12.01.2011): 6,664 (1,741,745)
13. [3DS] Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo, 04.19.2012): 5,758 (413,787)
14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 5,569 (1,477,374)
15. [360] Root Portable Before Crime After Days (Views, 06.14.2012): 5,450
16. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 11.10.2010): 3,981 (961,427)
17. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 3,580 (183,824)
18. [3DS] Gon Baku Adventure (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 3,208
19. [PS3] Fist of the North Star F Pachislot (Sega, 05.31.2012): 3,163 (21,801)
20. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo, 07.08.2010): 3,071 (2,365,018)

Media Create hardware sales ending June 17 2012

1. 3DS: 61,793 (64,875)
2. PSV: 34,459 (13,383)
3. PS3: 14,673 (15,593)
4. PSP: 9,740 (10,038)
5. Wii: 5,963 (6,029)
6. PS2: 1,237 (1,091)
7. X360: 1,084 (1,001)
8. DSi LL: 689 (615)
9. DSi: 380 (383)

[ SOURCE: Andriasang ]

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