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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:58am 12/01/12 | 6 Comments
Gamasutra reports that Japanese tracking firm, Media Create, has revealed a fairly lacklustre start for Sony's PlayStation Vita, which went on sale in Japan in December last year, selling just 42,915 units for the week ending January 8. This number is only slightly up from the week prior which saw only 42,648 units moved.

Nintendo's 3DS on the other hand continues to impress, with sales figures for the same week ending January 8 at some 240,819, up from 197,952 the week before. These numbers are bolstered by solid software for the handheld with Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and Monster Hunter 3G leading the retails sales charge.

Software for the Vita, however, seems almost non-existent in the tracked Japanese charts, though as Gamasutra points out said charts do not include digital downloads on the devices, only physical retail copies, so it's tough to pinpoint exactly what's moving on the Vita software-wise.

The PlayStation Vita is due to hit Western store shelves at the end of February, so there's still a strong likelihood it'll find its audience. Stay tuned for more on Sony's new device as we near its local launch of February 24, right here on AusGamers.

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Posted 11:42am 12/1/12
One of my friends is getting a Vita. Should be interesting to see what he thinks of it.
Posted 12:00pm 12/1/12
Couldn't see any launch titles I was interested in so I'll probably hold back on buying this. Bought the 3DS at launch and there wasn't really anything worth playing until Ocarina came out. If Q-Games start developing PixelJunk titles for the Vita, I might consider getting one.
Posted 12:04pm 12/1/12
well if the line up of titles is as gay and pathetic as the ps3 i can see why ppl are hesitant
Posted 03:40pm 12/1/12
Lack of titles, plus really its just another psp. Did people think this thing was going to succeed at any point? I don't think so.
Posted 05:49pm 12/1/12
Monster Hunter 3G

This is out?
Posted 03:44am 13/1/12
"Tri G" is out if you mean the one on the DS. portable 3rd has been out for ages...

I have to be honest and say a good portion in picking up a vita is cause I'm assuming a Monster Hunter game will appear on it sooner or later

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