The 3DS Still Beats Out the Vita in Japan
Despite that it's not out here in the states, the PlayStation Vita is currently out in Japan. Its release was met with the usual kinds of enthusiasm and long lines. And it has met tons of favorable praise from the hordes of Sony faithful as well as local Japanese media outlets. However, when it comes to making comparisons with its competitor, Nintendo and its 3DS, that's a bit of a different story.
The sales numbers from the latest reports show that Nintendo still dominates the portable gaming console market, despite the huge sales of the Vita. According to some information from Gamasutra, the figures from Japanese tracking firm MediaCreate states that the 3DS moved 367,691 units during Vita's debut week, while the Vita sold about 324,859 units, nearly double of its predecessor's debut. The reason why is because since the Vita is young, the 3DS has the upper hand with its arrangement of titles like Monster Hunter Tri-G, Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land.
It's only the first week for the Vita and it will have highly desired titles to come. So it will be interesting to see if Sony makes any changes to their line-up as a result.