Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.
Over the first two month of 2013 we will be looking at the 2012 sales by platform. This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games in 2012. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling Xbox 360 games in 2012 and the week before that the top 10 selling Wii games in 2012.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling PlayStation Vita games in 2012, unsurprisingly nine of the 10 games were released in 2012. The Vita launched in North America and Europe in 2012 and was only released in Japan in 2011. The one other title was released in 2011.
The nine titles in 2012 sold a combined 3.18 million units or 79.9 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one game released in 2011 sold a combined 0.80 million units or 21.1 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The top 10 bestselling PlayStation Vita games in 2012 sold a combined 3.98 million games in 2012. No games crossed one million units sold in the handhelds first year available worldwide. The top three games sold more than 500,000 units and the top 10 titles sold more than 200,000 units.
Three games are first party, published by Sony and seven games are third party. The third party publishers include two Ubisoft titles, two Electronic Arts titles, one Activision title, one Atlus title, and one Warner Bros. title. The three first party titles, published by Sony, sold a combined 1.38 million units or 34.7 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The two Ubioft titles sold a combined 0.82 million units or 20.6 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Electronic Arts titles sold a combined 0.61 million units or 15.3 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling PlayStation Vita games in 2012 as a graph shows how evenly spread out the sales are, though three titles are above the rest. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. These tree titles almost sold as much as the other seven games in the top 10.
Here are the rest of the PlayStation Vita sales in 2012 outside the top 10: Sony sold 3.45 million PlayStation Vita’s in 2012. This is a huge increase of 617.3 percent when compared to 2011. However it was only available in Japan and only for a few weeks in 2011. There were also 9.02 million games sold for the PlayStation Vita in 2012. This is a 2,020.5 percent increase year-over-year. Also Xbox 360 sales have reached a total of 3.94 million units at the end of 2012.
13 titles sold 200,000 or more units and 31 titles sold 100,000 or more units.
26.86 million games sold for the PlayStation Vita in 2012 were first party, published by Sony. Unisoft sold 1.12 million games for the PlayStation Vita in 2012, Electronic Arts 0.97 million games, Activision 0.56 million games, and Warner Bros. 0.50 million games.
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