PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

Alex Calvin
PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling games console in Japan.

Information supplied to MCV from Famitsu shows that the hardware's install base now stands at 405,546 units strong three weeks since it launched. 

The hardware is so popular that most stores are now starting to run out of stock and the console’s Knack bundle is nearly sold out.

The Vita continues to sell well as Sony pushes the handheld with a TV marketing campaign.

For the week ending March 9th, Vita title Soul Sacrifice debuts at the top of the software charts, selling 45,101 units, followed by last week's No.1, Harvest Moon: Connect to a New World which shifted 31,407 units, which now sits in second place.

Below is Japan's hardware chart for the week ending March 9th:

1. PS4 – 30,766
2. PS Vita – 29,374
3. Nintendo 3DS LL – 21,580
4. PS3 – 10,772
5. Nintendo 3DS – 9,336
6. Wii U – 8,128
7. PSP – 2,989
8. PS Vita TV – 1,335
9. Xbox360 – 206

And here is this week’s Top Ten games:

1. Soul Sacrifice (Sony) Vita – 47,101  
2. Harvest Moon: Connect to a New World (Marvelous) 3DS – 31,407
3. Youkai Watch (Level 5) 3DS – 31,361
4. Ar nosurge (Gust) PS3 – 30,544
5. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (Square Enix) 3DS – 25,937
6. Fossil Fighters (Nintendo) 3DS – 20,063
7. Yakuza (Sega) PS3 – 19,673
8. Knack (Sony) PS4 – 14,052 
9. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) 3DS – 12,564
10. Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo) 3DS – 10,090 

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