The Nintendo Wii U meanwhile continues to do strong numbers.
The latest Japanese hardware sales for the week of June 30th to July 6th are in and as always, Media Create lists the 3DS XL as the number one selling platform in the country.
Nintendo’s handheld sold 21,914 units in the past week but has faced significant competition from the PS Vita, which sold 18,438 units. The former managed to sell 22,803 units while the latter has 22,192 units sold to its credit in the prior week so while the gap has increased slightly, it’s testament to the fact that the Vita isn’t down and out in Japan.
Another console that has been performing consistently well in the past two months is the Wii U. It sold 9,961 units this week, as opposed to 10,653 units the week prior and has been riding off the success of Mario Kart 8. With games like Hyrule Warriors soon to release in Japan, Nintendo could finally be emerging from its rut in this generation.