Despite the release of Super Mario 3D World the PlayStation Vita has managed to outsell the Nintendo Wii U in Japan according to this weeks sales figures from Media Create.

At first glance the gap doesn’t seem to be all that significant with the Sony selling only 50 more PlayStation Vitas than Nintendo did Wii Us, but when you consider the importance and weight that a 3D Mario title brings; the difference is staggering. Furthermore it should be noted that this week did not see any major releases for the PS Vita in Japan, with Media Molecule’s hit-title Tearaway scheduled for a December 5th release in the land of the rising sun.

Here are the this weeks Japanese hardware sales figures (brackets denoting last week’s sales) :

  • 3DS XL – 63,709 (47,852)
  • PlayStation Vita – 21,044 (46,350)
  • Wii U – 21,002 (15,906)
  • 3DS – 20,797 (22,250)
  • PlayStation 3 – 12,436 (12,019)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 7,868 (42,172)
  • PSP – 3,546 (4,353)
  • Wii – 457 (518)
  • Xbox 360 – 342 (404)


  • Lester Paredes

    I don’t know if I should be happy for Sony or sad for Nintendo…

  • aros

    (brackets denoting lifetime sales)

    Should this be ‘last weeks sales’?

    Poor Nintendo. Good for Sony and Vita though. Nintendo deserve to absolutely fail to punish their arrogance and encourage them to release a proper system that people actually want. As a devout Nintendo fan I have no interest in the Wii U at any more than £100 and even then it would just be for a few games. Nintendo firmly refuse to join the 21st century in a lot of their policies and the 21st century was always going to turn their back on them despite the success of the Wii. It sold lots, yes, but gamers who picked up the Wii early on never stopped being angry at their purchase despite the few great games, as even Nintendo released mountains of shovelware.