PlayStation Vita sales have skyrocketed since the price was cut in Japan on February 28. The week ending March 3 sales increased nearly six fold to just over 60,000 units sold in Japan. Famitsu is now reporting that sales increased the following week to 63,581 units.
The boost in sales is mainly due to the release of Soul Sacrifice which sold more than 100,000 units in its debut.
With the increase in sales the PlayStation Vita managed to outsell the 3DS by about 2,500 units. the 3DS sold 61,008 units, down from 77,439 the prior week. While the Vita has a long way to go to catch up to the 3DS, this is a good sign. Sales normally decrease the week after a price cut.