PlayStation Vita hardware sales topped 320,000 units during launch weekend in Japan by Famitsu's reckoning, and Media Create steps forward with its own tally for the new handheld's software sales. For the seven day period ending December 18th (which would includ the first two days which the Vita was on the market), over 300,000 Vita titles were sold at retail. Note that Media Create's estimate did not include any digital software sales.
Unfortunately, the Vita launch titles had the bad luck of hitting store shelves during the same week that Final Fantasy XIII-2 for the PS3 was released, and boy did series fans snap up the direct sequel to FFXIII: according to Media Create, FFXIII-2 sold 524,217 copies in just three days.
The highest selling Vita title, Minna no Golf 6 (Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational), ended up in seventh place on the Media Create weekly software charts, followed by Uncharted: Golden Abyss. SCE Bend Studio was behind Uncharted's Vita debut, produced under supervision from original franchise developer Naughty Dog. The remainder of the launch Vita titles did not manage to place in Media Create's software top ten.
|Game||Publisher||Platform|| Unit Sales |
|1.||Final Fantasy XIII-2||Square Enix||PS3||524,217|
|2.||Monster Hunter 3G||Capcom||3DS||208,427|
|3.||Mario Kart 7||Nintendo||3DS||182,418|
|4.||Inazuma Eleven GO (Shine / Dark)||Level 5||3DS||135,259|
|5.||Super Mario 3D Land||Nintendo||3DS||112,533|
|6.||Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Nintendo||Wii||71,028|
|7.||Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational||Sony Computer Entertainment||Vita||61,412|
|8.||Uncharted: Golden Abyss||Sony Computer Entertainment||Vita||48,224|
|9.||Just Dance Wii||Nintendo||Wii||44,021|
|10.||PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond||Nintendo||Wii||43,829|