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.