This isn’t a handheld war — it’s an absolute massacre. Media Create recently released Japanese gaming sales numbers for 11/4 – 11/11 and the results paint a grim portrait of Sony’s latest handheld. The PS Vita only moved 4,021 units last week, while the 3DS sold an impressive 187,077 units. Sure it had some help from a new Animal Crossing game, but the gap between the 3DS and the PS Vita is saddening.
Sony really needs to do something before stores just stop carrying the device (price drop, free memory cards, a Monster Hunter game, anything). It’s a great handheld and it would be a shame if it died before it’s had a chance to truly shine.