PlayStation Vita sales in Japan are showing little sign of growth, with the top ten biggest games on the platform selling less than a million units in 2012 so far.
This is bad news for the Vita, which has only really sold in any number in Japan. Elsewhere in the world, the aging PSP often outsells it. Despite this, so far in 2012, the Japanese market has bought just 790,000 of the handheld devices, with the biggest selling game Persona 4 The Golden, only managing to sell 188,000 copies. Coming in second place was Hot Shots Golf 6, pushing a rather poor 119,00 units.
For titles that might be a bit more recognisable to Western audiences, you need to look to third place, where Uncharted Golden Abyss was bought by just under 90,000 customers. Dynasty Warriors Next appeared in fifth place at just short of 75,000 copies.
Despite this poor turnout, Sony is purportedly remaining positive, suggesting that fans look to August, where it believes the release of games like Hatsune Miku (a basic rhythm game featuring songs from the digital pop singer) will really turn things around. It also promises that in September there will be big developments for the platform.
I don't think anyone's holding their breath.