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)