Some shocking statistics for Japan’s sales reveal that the 3DS is outselling the Vita by nearly 10 times as many units.
The Vita did incredibly well at launch, but then not too long afterwards, the 3DS threw out some huge titles that Sony couldn’t compete with. The week spanning from March 26th to April 1st saw only 12,105 PS Vita units being sold, whilst 3DS units peaked at 121,921 sales throughout the week.
Even the PS3 sold nearly double that many units, with 23,771 units sold in that week. What was shocking though was the success of the PS Vita’s predeccesor, the PSP managed to sell more than 18,000 units this same week.
The 3DS has managed to garner all this attention with some huge titles, namely Kingdom Hearts 3D and Kid Icarus: Uprising both being released in the past couple of weeks. With hundreds of thousands of each title being sold; the 3DS has had some fierce support in Japan.