The cumulative 3DS sales tell a different story though.
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.