Japanese Wii U sales fall behind PlayStation Vita

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Nintendo's Wii U failed to outsell Sony's struggling PlayStation Vita in Japan last week.

The news is a big blow for the machine that initially started strongly in Japan, although sales have now significantly tailed off.

Media Create numbers reported by Eurogamer show that Nintendo's machine sold just 9,633 units last week – somewhat short of Vita's 11,456 unit sales, although that is Vita's best performance for a while.

Note too that Sony slashes the price of the handheld this week, meaning a spike is likely in next week's numbers.

PS3 sales last week hit 18,529 units while the mighty 3Ds shifted an impressive 74,729.