Less than last week, but a nice constant figure.

So, five weeks on from the price cut in Japan and the Vita is still going quite strong. With a 20% share of the market it saw 31,795 units shifted, which is about three quarters of the previous week. It’s also about three times the amount they were selling before the cut.

They also had four titles in the all formats chart, with Murumasa Rebirth debuting in 5th, One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 sliding to 11th, Compile Hearts making it’s first landing in 12th and Soul Sacrifice still shifting units in 16th place.

What do you think of these figures? A solid figure in an unspectacular week? Or the start of a slide? Let us know what you think.

Sources – 4Gamer and Gematsu


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  • I think it’s pretty impressive given that this is one of the quieter times of the year. It will be interesting to see what happens in November and December but it’s certainly a good level I think.

  • Buckybuckster

    Excellent numbers for what was considered a “off” week for releases for the system. Most likely the start of a new normal sales range. 30k – 40k for a slow release week. 40k+ when major titles hit store shelves.

    A hell of a whole lot better than sales under 10k per week being the standard!

  • JonofPDX

    I fell like anything above 30k is good, but I do worry a little that we have seen steadily declining numbers.

    I guess my concern is that right now the people buying a Vita are all the people that WANTED one before but just couldn’t stomach the price. That is the consumer that the price cut is speaking to. But that sales-base is a naturally diminishing resource and I’m not sure they can maintain sales numbers as it dries up.

    Would feel a lot better if the Vita had a few more system-seller apps, but a lot of the big names are coming out near the end of the year.

  • Anthony Brinklow

    Great news in my opinion. Sales will pick up when bigger games hit.