Japanese Vita hardware sales double following Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch

Sales of Sony’s Vita handheld shot up in Japan last week as Atlus’ Persona 4: Dancing All Night hit stores.

That’s according to data provided by Famitsu which says that hardware sales rose 107 per cent week-on-week, from 11,153 units to 23,119. And the Persona 4 dancing simulator spin-off debuted in second place, shifting 95,157 units.

But the Vita wasn’t the best-selling hardware – that title goes to Nintendo’s New 3DS XL, which outsells Sony’s handheld by a mere 186 units.

Sales of the New 3DS XL rose, too, due to the launch of Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom/Black Kingdom. The increase is not nearly as dramatic – only 32 per cent.

The aforementioned new Fire Emblem title sold 353,201 units to reach the No.1 spot, between the two SKUs – White Kingdom and Black Kingdom.

Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending June 28th:

1. Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom/Black Kingdom (Nintendo) 3DS – 353,201 (New)
2. Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Atlus) Vita – 95,157 (New)
3. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) 3DS – 49,342
4. Splatoon (Nintendo) Wii U – 38,548 (New)
5. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Square Enix) PS4 – 35,830 (New)
6. TV Anime Idol Master Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 2 (Bandai Namco) PS3 – 14,957 (New)
7. Chaos;Child (5pb) Vita – 10,431
8. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony) Vita – 9614
9. Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous) 3DS – 9310
10. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco) 3DS – 9275

And the hardware numbers:

1. New Nintendo 3DS XL – 23,305
2. PS Vita – 23,119
3. Wii U – 14,013
4. PS4 – 11,977
5. New Nintendo 3DS – 6,948
6. PS3 – 2,451
7. Nintendo 3DS – 1,183
8. Nintendo 3DS XL – 897
9. PS VitaTV – 650
10. Xbox One, 357

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