After a strong first week, the Vita has really started to tank.
Handheld game systems traditionally do very well in Japan. The PSP did incredibly well, especially when compared to its initial sales within the U.S. For some reason - more likely a handful of reasons - the PlayStation Vita just isn't moving.
After an impressive first week that saw around 325,000 systems leave the shelf, the Vita's sales numbers collapsed. It sold just 72,000 in week two - around 72% of what the PSP sold in the same week. In week three of the Vita's life, things are even worse.
The Vita sold a mere 42,000 units in the last week while the PSP managed 62,000. That puts Vita sales at 67% of PSP sales. That's not a good sign by any measure.