Luigi, Luffy Ride High On Japanese Sales Charts, Vita Steady

With each passing week, eyes are on the Japanese Vita sales numbers, ever watchful to see the long-term impact of Sony's price cut. This week, its total sales numbers remained impressive, probably thanks to a number of games being released for it. They were ports One Piece, Meruru, Dead or Alive 5, Pro Baseball Spirits — but at least it was something, and in a country where portables have taken over, handheld ports add significant selling power. Here are Media Create's latest software figures:

1. (3DS) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 280.151
2. (PS3) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 - 274.625
3. (PS3) Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 - 101.389
4. (PSP) Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 - 80.618
5. (PSV) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 - 60.315
6. (3DS) Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 56.876
7. (PS3) Disgaea D2 - 55.443
8. (3DS) Pretty Rhythm: My Deco Rainbow Wedding - 33.466
9. (PS3) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX - 29.401
10. (PSV) Atelier Meruru Plus: The Alchemist of Arland 3 - 25.095
11. (PSV) Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 - 23.621
12. (360) Gears of War: Judgment - 23.345
13. (3DS) Super Robot Wars UX - 18.818
14. (PSP) Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment - 18.002
15. (PSV) Soul Sacrifice - 15.488
16. (3DS) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - 14.138
17. (PSV) Dead or Alive 5+ - 13.291
18. (PS3) Dynasty Warriors 8 - 11.523
19. (PS3) Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f - 11.482
20. (3DS) New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 10.497

Hardware numbers are here:

3DS – 76,553
Vita – 41,073
PS3 – 22,942
PSP – 12,690
Wii U – 11,398
Wii – 1,720
Xbox 360 – 610

Next week, Wii-U and PSP will continue their heated rivalry. PSP will be bringing 15 new releases to the ring next week, eight of which are also getting special collector's editions. Meanwhile, Wii-U finally gets two new games, by way of Game & Wario and this:

Should be a good fight.