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Polite Plea: After almost seven years and 7,000 articles, the number of stories is slowing down. Time and developers move on, but I'll always be posting, as the Vita becomes the new Dreamcast.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Media Create sales welcome Gun Gun Pixies

Japan was on holiday last week, so here's the delayed Media Create sales info up to the end of April. Gun Gun Pixies debuted at No. 9, selling a modest 8.675. Just behind it at No. 10 was a good second week for Dungeon Travelers 2-2, selling another 6,600 copies, taking it over 34K.

Way down the arse end of the chart with no numbers came this lot, showing that there are lots of Vita games still hitting Japan. They presumably sell enough (2-3K each) to make these efforts worth while.

25 (new) Hanasaki Work Spring! Entergram
26 (24) Minecraft Sony
27 (new) Tsuihou Senkyo NIS
28 (new) Desire: Remaster Version El Dia
30 (new) Tokeijikake no Ley Line Dramatic Create
38 (new) Fate/Hollow Ataraxia Kadokawa (rerelease)
42 (new) Saki: Zenkoku-hen Plus Entergram

In related news, Romancing Saga 2 has just passed 200,000 downloads on the Vita in Japan, in just over a year. This shows just how important digital is to the Vita. While collectors might hate, those digital sales are probably  keeping more publishers going than Sony would care to admit to. Can't wait for the title to come west! The news came from a talk during Unity's Unite event in Japan, showing just how random getting sales info on Vita games can be.

Vita hardware sales up

On the hardware side, Vita sales nudged up, for the first time in a while, by 800 to just below 6,000 units. Hopefully even some modest Golden Week activity will see it head up further, when last week's sales are announced.

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Check back tomorrow for the regularly scheduled Japanese chart update.

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