Media Create Hardware Sales: PS Vita Bests 3DS XL Again

The cumulative 3DS sales tell a different story though.

Posted By | On 26th, Mar. 2014 Under News


Since the launch of the PlayStation 4 in Japan, the company’s PlayStation Vita handheld has seen increased sales. Of course, with the latest Media Create hardware sales charts for March 17th to 23rd, the gap between the PS4 and 3DS XL has been vastly reduced and it’s still somewhat of a close battle.

That doesn’t mean the Vita didn’t win out though – it sold 35,374 units in the past week, most likely thanks to the release of J Stars Victory VS while the PS4 managed to sell 30,201 units. The 3DS XL managed 28,291 units this past week, up by a good 6K units from the prior week and likely due to the release of Mario Party: Island Tour. If you take into account the 11,985 units of 3DS hardware sold, then Nintendo’s handheld stands tall in this past week’s charts.

Meanwhile, the PS3 sold 15,455 units with its only major new release being Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. What are your thoughts on the console wars in Japan? Let us know below.


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  • CervantesPR

    as a vita owner this makes me happy that the vita heart is still beating. the 3DS saturation is real. freedom wars will be good.

  • don

    Saddly.. the vita is only beating the xl add the vita slim and the vita tv and all 3 are still lower than the xl and regular 3DS combined.

  • Sarthak Verma

    ARGH! I cant seem to decide which to get! Vita or 3ds, and these posts and comments from the internet are SPLITTING ME APART!!!!

    • Niceneasy92

      My advice? Don’t listen to anybody. I’ve got both, and don’t regret buying either of them. You win either way.

    • dcj91x

      Cirrect. In the end its about games. Look at the games and see which are more fun.

    • Sarthak Verma

      Yeah thats exactly whats splitting me apart. I love jrpg, and fps. vita for those.
      But at the same time, i love mario, zelda, sonic and all such classics. not to mention phoenix wright…. PHOENIX WRIGHT!! 3ds for those.
      So i dunno which i want. in the end i am being forced to choose which games i prefer…
      DAMN IT!

      One doubt that could tip the balance is… could ps vita remote play work well on a net with 512kbps download speed, connecting with a friend’s ps4 whose net upload speed is 512kbps at a playable speed? if yes, vita, if no, 3ds.

    • ayedh strong

      fire emblem , bravely default , zelda link between worlds , pokemon x or y , and soon dragon quest 7 and all the mario games 3ds is the winner.

    • Jim

      The 3ds has some FPS to, however you will have to work hard to find them. I saw metal gear solid 3d snake eater and splinter cell 3d. I have splinter cell and even if the review is not exelent, it still a good game ( for an adaptation form a console game)

      In addition
      Other title monster hunter

      Soon there will be Kirby, super smash bros (to be announce)

  • Rogerio Ap Silva de Andrade

    Alll Vita versions combined are still selling lower than all 3ds versions combined. The title of this article is misleading. 3DS still is the best seller console in Japan, but Vita is doing just fine now in 2nd place.

  • Suom

    It’s only “winning” because practically everyone who can afford it already has a 3DS more times over.


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