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Thanks to a recent price drop, the PlayStation Vita has shot up the sales charts in Japan according to Media Create reports. In addition to price drops, Soul Sacrifice released on the portable console prompting Japanese gamers to buy the handheld en-masse. As a result both the PlayStation Vita and Soul Sacrifice have risen up the Japanese hardware and software charts respectively. Check out the numbers below.

Japanese Hardware sales 

  1. Vita – 63,581 (62,543)
  2. 3DS – 61,008 (77,439)
  3. PS3 – 19,567 (25,725)
  4. PSP – 18,023 (11,171)
  5. Wii U – 9,454 (10,021)
  6. Wii – 1,363 (1,383)
  7. Xbox 360 – 738 (486)
  8. Total – 173,734 (188,768)

Japanese Software sales 

  1. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (PS3, Sega) – 110,229 / New
  2. Soul Sacrifice (Vita, Sony) – 92,396 / New
  3. Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star (PSP, Broccoli) – 67,217 / New
  4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo) – 63,285
  5. Tales of Hearts R (Vita, Bandai Namco) – 55,258 / New
  6. Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3, Koei Tecmo) – 46,866
  7. Far Cry 3 (PS3, Ubisoft) – 33,281 / New
  8. Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization (3DS, Level 5) – 30,078
  9. Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden (3DS, Square Enix) – 24,045
  10. Soul Sacrifice: United Front Double Pack (Vita, Sony) – 22,050 / New

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