second full week of vita sales are in uh oh psp still tops it

japan hardware sales provided by media create

3DS 482,200

PSP 101,121

Wii 91,176

PS3 75,943

Vita 72,479

DSi LL 8,470

DSi 5,894

Xbox 360 4,245

PS2 1,582

DS Lite 32

software sales japan provided by media create

1. Mario Kart 7 - 260,836/1,050,706

2. Mosou Orochi 2 - 200,526/200,526 - New

3. Super Mario 3D Land - 174,566/1,011,709

4. Monster Hunter Tri G (all versions) - 155,069/885,456

5. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (all versions) - 118,816/643,033

6. Kirby's Return to Dream Land - 114,545/513,061 7. Just Dance Wii - 96,771/420,064

8. SD Gundam G-Generation 3D - 90,873/90,873 - New

9. Inazuma Eleven Go - 86,026/221,285

10. Inazuma Eleven Striker 2012 - 85,117/85,117 - New

2 days huh, only 2 days was the excuse last week and we got a full week now and sales are down! so whats the excuse now

nintendo is good in the handheld market has been for 20 years and this is proof it wont stop

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Posted by mariokart64fan

japan hardware sales provided by media create

3DS 482,200

PSP 101,121

Wii 91,176

PS3 75,943

Vita 72,479

DSi LL 8,470

DSi 5,894

Xbox 360 4,245

PS2 1,582

DS Lite 32

software sales japan provided by media create

1. Mario Kart 7 - 260,836/1,050,706

2. Mosou Orochi 2 - 200,526/200,526 - New

3. Super Mario 3D Land - 174,566/1,011,709

4. Monster Hunter Tri G (all versions) - 155,069/885,456

5. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (all versions) - 118,816/643,033

6. Kirby's Return to Dream Land - 114,545/513,061 7. Just Dance Wii - 96,771/420,064

8. SD Gundam G-Generation 3D - 90,873/90,873 - New

9. Inazuma Eleven Go - 86,026/221,285

10. Inazuma Eleven Striker 2012 - 85,117/85,117 - New

2 days huh, only 2 days was the excuse last week and we got a full week now and sales are down! so whats the excuse now

nintendo is good in the handheld market has been for 20 years and this is proof it wont stop

Posted by DarthOrange

Sales are down in JAPAN because Monster Hunter is on 3DS and PSP but not Vita. The American equivalent is Call of Duty. If the Vita comes out with a good Call of Duty game, it would sell gangbusters in the states. The fact that Sony can actually compete with the big boy on his turf is more amazing then the difference in sales numbers.

Posted by Simplexity

I will never understand people that actually care about how much a system sells and whatnot, what does it matter?

Posted by DarthOrange

@Prodstep:

It makes you feel better about the console you bought (if you only have / could afford one) and makes you feel like you made the correct choice when purchasing said console.

Posted by laserbolts
@DarthOrange

@Prodstep:

It makes you feel better about the console you bought (if you only have / could afford one) and makes you feel like you made the correct choice when purchasing said console.

If you're fucked in the head yeah.
Posted by DarthOrange

@laserbolts: or just plain young. Chances are your parents are still buying your games if that's your mentality.

Posted by GS_Dan

@Prodstep: Poor selling systems won't get games developed for them, but that is only a valid reason for a certain period of time...

Posted by TheHBK

@Prodstep said:

I will never understand people that actually care about how much a system sells and whatnot, what does it matter?

Sales affect whether or not more people will buy it, how heavily it is promoted in a store and whether or not a developer will put out more games for it. You don't set up a gas station if nobody in town has a car.

Posted by SimplyTron

@TheHBK said:

@Prodstep said:

I will never understand people that actually care about how much a system sells and whatnot, what does it matter?

Sales affect whether or not more people will buy it, how heavily it is promoted in a store and whether or not a developer will put out more games for it. You don't set up a gas station if nobody in town has a car.

This. Fuckin rookie.

Posted by Hailinel

I really wondered what having Monster Hunter on 3DS instead of the Vita would do for the Vita's sales in Japan.

Now I know.

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Posted by kpaadet

Why does some people want the Vita to fail so badly? Do we really want Angry Birds and Mario Karts to have monopoly on the handheld market?

Posted by JasonR86

@Prodstep said:

I will never understand people that actually care about how much a system sells and whatnot, what does it matter?

...really?

Posted by laserbolts
@DarthOrange

@laserbolts: or just plain young. Chances are your parents are still buying your games if that's your mentality.

I wish my parents still bought me my games.
Posted by BrockNRolla

@DarthOrange said:

@Prodstep:

It makes you feel better about the console you bought (if you only have / could afford one) and makes you feel like you made the correct choice when purchasing said console.

Developers go where the customers are. Ergo, Sales are important. Don't be a diminutive ass.

Posted by benjaebe

Once Monster Hunter comes out in the Vita it'll sell like hotcakes.

Posted by EchoEcho

@mariokart64fan said:

2 days huh, only 2 days was the excuse last week and we got a full week now and sales are down! so whats the excuse now

nintendo is good in the handheld market has been for 20 years and this is proof it wont stop

As interested as I am to see the sales figures, I'm a little sad if "Yeah, suck it, Sony, Nintendo still owns the handheld market!" was the entire point behind your post -- please tell me it wasn't.

Posted by august

@DarthOrange said:

Sales are down in JAPAN because Monster Hunter is on 3DS and PSP but not Vita. The American equivalent is Call of Duty. If the Vita comes out with a good Call of Duty game, it would sell gangbusters in the states. The fact that Sony can actually compete with the big boy on his turf is more amazing then the difference in sales numbers.

No one in the states wants to play CoD on a freaking handheld.

Edited by mariokart64fan

what difference would a mh title make if the developer dont see the sales it wants to see there is less chance of any title being developed for it

and call of duty ? would you care to explain why call of duty would be better then it would have already done so on the nintendo ds or sony psp before vita? i didnt think so buddy

vita needs its own set of games ive said this before sure throwing in a few good ips that sell -(like mariokart super mario bros but) sony threw in uncharted golf and wipeout along with aload of new ips

so i dont think the problem lies within monster hunter being 3ds exclusive vita launched with 20 games many new ips and still did not sell as well as its competitor or its prodecessor before it heck it even failed against a wii which had only 4 nintendo made ips during this year-wii motion plus kirby and zelda hmm what was the 4th oh ya xenoblade

so if vita did not outsell competition with the so called better then 3ds line up it has - then there is somthing wrong

and ill point out 3 main faults or pointers that sony should have learned from

1-waiting on the competitor to make its move --it may have worked for nintendo against microsoft who had little experience in the home console market but on the handheld side of things --everyone who tried to best nintendo by coming out with a more powerful handheld did not out sell nintendos so called infeiror handheld so why wait

2 pricing

lets be honest the vita launch price is even worst then the psp because at 250 both psp and 3ds came with a memory card to start you off vita even goes as far to make it manditory for one of its strong launch titles that you buy one of these for 20 bucks ---putting the price 100 dollars more exactly then a 3ds right now which sells for 170 which should come with a 2 gig memory card!

3 battery life -- lets face it 3ds gets 1 and a half hour more on a full charge at max settings but you can tweak 3ds to get 8 hours on minimum psvitas min is 5-6 hours vs 8 on 3ds

4 number 4 may not be a big issue to some but i think 3ds being backwards compatibile right out of the box makes the purchase a little more secure cause you get the back log of games plus at the time ds had a few big hitters (like kirby mass attack and pokemon black and white) so if you didnt find a 3ds game you could always pop in a good ds title that recently came out without having to switch back to the old ds

the vita will make you pay again if you do not own the downloads already and most of us own the umd version sucks for us right it sure does so vita dont even have this advantage further more isnt it odd sony was able to release a psp go with 16 gigs plus a memory card slot !

and they decided not to include it in a vita ? i think this was one of the more hurtful moves sony had made because they couldnt do somthing better then they did before

Posted by Bwast

@mariokart64fan: You honestly expect people to read that? My brain started leaking out of my ears.

Posted by Dany

Going week by week on this is the most pointless thing ever.

Posted by msavo

Every single post I've ever seen of yours has been somewhat idiotic. This post doesn't change that.

Posted by destruktive

@mariokart64fan: I don't want to sound like a douche but you should seriously learn to spell or read what you type because I tried to read your post and it's horrible.

Read up on paragraphs and why people use them.

Posted by MysteriousBob

I don't really give a shit how well or badly a system/game sells in Japan. Monster Hunter is a huge hit there, they'll play any shit.

Posted by kpaadet

@mariokart64fan: Great not only did I feel dumber after reading your post you also stole 2 mins of my life, thanks buddy.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG

Cool, your post isnt going to stop people from buying the Vita if they really want to.  

Posted by Hailinel

@benjaebe said:

Once Monster Hunter comes out in the Vita it'll sell like hotcakes.

That migth be a while, though. The next game, Monster Hunter 4, is also a 3DS game.

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Posted by pubbles

@laserbolts said:

@DarthOrange

@Prodstep:

It makes you feel better about the console you bought (if you only have / could afford one) and makes you feel like you made the correct choice when purchasing said console.

If you're fucked in the head yeah.

Nobody likes to be told the thing they just bought sucks, whether it be directly or indirectly. While not the primary reason why sales statistics are worthwhile (I would put the fact that developers don't give a damn if there isn't enough people in the market ahead) it's still a decent reason.

Posted by laserbolts
@coopersy

@laserbolts said:

@DarthOrange

@Prodstep:

It makes you feel better about the console you bought (if you only have / could afford one) and makes you feel like you made the correct choice when purchasing said console.

If you're fucked in the head yeah.

Nobody likes to be told the thing they just bought sucks, whether it be directly or indirectly. While not the primary reason why sales statistics are worthwhile (I would put the fact that developers don't give a damn if there isn't enough people in the market ahead) it's still a decent reason.

I agree my comment was dumb and I'm sure it won't be the last dumb comment I make on these forums. Just when I read it I thought about the wii.
Posted by DarthOrange

@mariokart64fan:

Do you want the Vita to fail? Did you make this topic to have people bash a system which most of us probably haven't played?

@mariokart64fan said:

2 days huh, only 2 days was the excuse last week and we got a full week now and sales are down! so whats the excuse now

nintendo is good in the handheld market has been for 20 years and this is proof it wont stop

What did you expect reply's to be like? (honest question)

@BrockNRolla said:

@DarthOrange said:

@Prodstep:

It makes you feel better about the console you bought (if you only have / could afford one) and makes you feel like you made the correct choice when purchasing said console.

Developers go where the customers are. Ergo, Sales are important. Don't be a diminutive ass.

Sorry if I was being an ass.

Edited by Sooty

Don't care. Persona 4 is coming out on Vita, the Vita is a must buy.

Posted by JCGamer

The Vita looks like a cool piece of tech, but I'm still on the fence about it. Sony didn't show me that a "console experience" on a handheld was something I wanted. And the games for the DS just suited me better. Now with 2 analogue sticks though--that could be interesting. I'm curious when Nintendo will release the redesigned 3DS with 2 sticks-might jump on board then.

Posted by Animasta

@Sooty said:

Don't care. Persona 4 is coming out on Vita, the Vita is a must buy.

fuck that, there is no girl protagonist this time around so no sale.

Posted by RoyCampbell
@Animasta said:

@Sooty said:

Don't care. Persona 4 is coming out on Vita, the Vita is a must buy.

fuck that, there is no girl protagonist this time around so no sale.

oh no
Posted by Djratchet

I don't know about you guys, but someone with the username "mariokart64fan" seems like the guy I want to go to get reliable, unbiased Vita news. It just makes sense.

Edited by spazmaster666

@kpaadet said:

Why does some people want the Vita to fail so badly? Do we really want Angry Birds and Mario Karts to have monopoly on the handheld market?

Because I would much rather play PS3-style games on a tiny screen versus my 46" TV right? Maybe I'm the wrong audience for the PS Vita but while I think it's an awesome piece of hardware, I just don't want to play the types of console-style games that come out for that platform in a hand-held format. Also the battery life, well it's not promising to say the least.

Posted by Djratchet

@spazmaster666 said:

@kpaadet said:

Why does some people want the Vita to fail so badly? Do we really want Angry Birds and Mario Karts to have monopoly on the handheld market?

Because I would much rather play PS3-style games on a tiny screen versus my 46" TV right? Maybe I'm the wrong audience for the PS Vita but while I think it's an awesome piece of hardware, I just don't want to play the types of console-style games that come out for that platform in a hand-held format. Also the battery life, well it's not promising to say the least.

Eh, I'm excited for it for games like Gravity Rush. Stuff that, sure could be made on PS3, but takes advantage of the features the Vita has to offer. The edge the Vita has over the PS3 is the various ways you can control a game, I think it could really show potential if devs experiment with it. And the battery life is comparable to a PSP, so I'm content with that.

Posted by spazmaster666

@Djratchet said:

Eh, I'm excited for it for games like Gravity Rush. Stuff that, sure could be made on PS3, but takes advantage of the features the Vita has to offer. The edge the Vita has over the PS3 is the various ways you can control a game, I think it could really show potential if devs experiment with it. And the battery life is comparable to a PSP, so I'm content with that.

Fair enough but there's still the problem of me sitting on my couch hunching over a hand held versus playing a game on the big screen. Regardless of the control advantages, that's not a big enough incentive for me to choose the Vita version of a game versus the console version. Maybe if I traveled more and had chunks of free time to kill while travelling, the Vita would make more sense.

Edited by Djratchet

@spazmaster666 said:

Fair enough but there's still the problem of me sitting on my couch hunching over a hand held versus playing a game on the big screen. Regardless of the control advantages, that's not a big enough incentive for me to choose the Vita version of a game versus the console version. Maybe if I traveled more and had chunks of free time to kill while travelling, the Vita would make more sense.

It seems to me the problem is you just simply aren't a big handheld person, and I totally get that. I'm out and about a lot more, so I'm totally cool with playing stuff of PS3/Vita quality on the go, lol. I wish sony would release A/V cables for the Vita for when I am at home though, it's pretty much the only way I played Corpse Party on my PSP.

Oh and yeah, I wouldn't be choosing the Vita version of a game over the PS3 version, that's crazy talk. But I will glady shell out cash for a great Vita game. Also, it looks like some Vita/PS3 games will be bundled together, which seems like an awesome idea.

Posted by kpaadet

@spazmaster666 said:

@kpaadet said:

Why does some people want the Vita to fail so badly? Do we really want Angry Birds and Mario Karts to have monopoly on the handheld market?

Because I would much rather play PS3-style games on a tiny screen versus my 46" TV right? Maybe I'm the wrong audience for the PS Vita but while I think it's an awesome piece of hardware, I just don't want to play the types of console-style games that come out for that platform in a hand-held format. Also the battery life, well it's not promising to say the least.

I am not quite sure why Sony's handhelds always gets knocked for having console like games on their handheld. Handheld games have always been dumbed down console games, atleast it has since the Gamboy era, they were just usually a gen behind. Tell me of a 3DS game that wouldnt work fine on a console... Mario Kart? Super Mario 3D Land? Pokemon? All the N64 remakes? They world all play just the same on a console.

Handhelds advantage have always been that it is portable, so it dosnt make sense when you put a handheld up against a 46" screen, since you cant play your big screen on the bus/plane/car/bathroom/vacation etc.

Posted by PenguinDust

@Animasta said:

@Sooty said:

Don't care. Persona 4 is coming out on Vita, the Vita is a must buy.

fuck that, there is no girl protagonist this time around so no sale.

True. Where's my chance to finally boink Kanji?...in a purely deep and meaningfully intimate way...not digital homoerotic porn at all...wait, what was the subject again?

Posted by spazmaster666
@kpaadet said:

I am not quite sure why Sony's handhelds always gets knocked for having console like games on their handheld. Handheld games have always been dumbed down console games, atleast it has since the Gamboy era, they were just usually a gen behind. Tell me of a 3DS game that wouldnt work fine on a console... Mario Kart? Super Mario 3D Land? Pokemon? All the N64 remakes? They world all play just the same on a console.

Handhelds advantage have always been that it is portable, so it dosnt make sense when you put a handheld up against a 46" screen, since you cant play your big screen on the bus/plane/car/bathroom/vacation etc.

I guess my main issue with hand held games is that the types of games I would play on a console are not the type of games I want to play for long periods on a hand held. For me, I would much rather play games that can be played in short bursts without requiring too much commitment since I rarely have large chunks of free time where I'm away from my computer or a TV. Like I said, maybe if I traveled more, console-style hand held games would make more sense.
Posted by Azteck

Wait. The DS Lite only sold 32 copies?
 
Calling bogus.

Edited by mariokart64fan

lol well then guess that means they wont be playing vita -appearently--- only 42 K SOLD LAST WEEK

Posted by Imsorrymsjackson

Zzzzz. Nintendo fanboy slams rival console. Yawn.

Posted by Doctorchimp

@DarthOrange said:

Sales are down in JAPAN because Monster Hunter is on 3DS and PSP but not Vita. The American equivalent is Call of Duty. If the Vita comes out with a good Call of Duty game, it would sell gangbusters in the states. The fact that Sony can actually compete with the big boy on his turf is more amazing then the difference in sales numbers.

If you think the console Call of Duty fan is looking for his Call of Duty fix on a handheld you're insane...

Posted by Brendan

@mariokart64fan: This isn't the website for you. This is.

Edited by mariokart64fan

ando like id like to get unbiased opinion from djrachet(rachet and clank?) on a nintendo ds or micrsooft operating system ? ya that just hit an all time low and fyi the one who said i wasted 2 minutes of their life? did some one point a gun at your head and told you to read this , and i guess you had more time on your hands appearently to comment on it so why bother and on second thought i did not give an opinion on the vita haha i posted a sales chart ,, whats that got to do with an opinion! sales chart=fact not an opinion it shows which is selling most and which is not! so how is that an opinion on anything

Posted by Imsorrymsjackson

@Brendan said:

@mariokart64fan: This isn't the website for you. This is.

Zing.

Posted by Buscemi

Handheld gaming is dying. It's all about arcade games these days.

Posted by Moncole

Just goes to show it doesn't matter how much launch games you have. The Vita was expansive and people buying it probably will only get one launch game because the price.

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