PS3 keeps on trucking, and Vita shows new signs of life.
BY: COLIN MORIARTY
JULY 2, 2014
The Japanese gaming industry closely monitors its hardware and software sales, and releases those numbers on a weekly basis to the public. That lets us know that, according to Japanese number tracker Media Create (via Gematsu), both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita reached sales milestone in the east over the past week.
According to Media Create, PlayStation 3 sold 7,480 units in Japan between June 23rd and June 29th, bringing its cumulative units sold in the territory over 10 million (10,004,826, to be exact). Vita sold 24,919 new units in Japan during the same period, bringing its cumulative units sold in the territory above three million (3,001,854, to be exact).
For context, Nintendo's 3DS has sold 15.77 million units, Nintendo's Wii has sold 12.74 million units, Nintendo's Wii U has sold 1.81 million units, Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold 613,786 units, Sony's PlayStation Portable has sold 19.69 million units, and Microsoft's Xbox 360 has sold 1.61 million units.
At over 33 million sold, Nintendo DS remains the best-selling gaming hardware of all-time in Japan. Game Boy, at over 32 million, and PlayStation 2, at over 23 million, come in at second and third, respectively.
Sourced Via IGN