The Vita continues to struggle in Japan
The last numbers are in, and they're the lowest yet
The PlayStation Vita just filed its lowest sales numbers to date in its homeland, reports Destructoid, who cites Media Create Sales figures that were posted in NeoGAF. Media Create Sales tabulates hardware and software sales in Japan, right down to the single unit, and this week they state that barely over 6,000 Vita units were sold during the week of October 8-14.
The Vita was released in Japan ten months ago today, and had respectful debut sales numbers back then. But those figures have continues to slip ever since, week by week, with the occasional high profile release helping matters (the Vita port of Persona 4 immediately comes to mind), if only a little.
To put the number in perspective, it’s worth noting that 79,300 3DS units were sold during that same timeframe, and 52.079 3DS LLs (or the 3DS XL as it is know here). Oh, and the PSP, which the Vita is supposed to make everyone forget about, and which is rapidly approaching its 8th birthday, sold 15.585 units as well, over twice the number of Vitas.