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. As a note all sales figures are retail only.
This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling 3DS games in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling Wii U games in 2013.
Looking at the top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games in 2013, one of the game was released in 2011, five in 2012, and four in 2013. The one game released in in 2011 was released as a launch title in Japan. Three of the five games released in 2012 were released in November, one was released in September, and the other in June. Two of the four games released in 2013 were released in November, while the other two games were released in March and September.
In 2013 the top 10 games sold for the Vita sold 3.30 million units. No games topped 500,000 units. The top game, Soul Sacrifice, was the only game to sell more than 400,000 units. The top seven titles sold more than 300,000 units and the entire top 10 sold at least 250,000.
When you break it down by publisher there are five first party titles, published by Sony, and five third party titles. The five third party titles were all published by different publishers. The five publishers are Namco Bandai, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision, and Atlus.
The five Sony games sold a combined 1.61 million units or 48.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The five third party titles sold 1.69 million units, or 51.2 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The top 10 selling Vita games in 2013 as a graph shows sales were spread out pretty evenly among the top 10 selling titles. This is quite different from the 3DS where the top titles sold nearly one third of the all the game sold in the top 10.
Side note: There were 3.14 million PlayStation Vita’s sold in 2013, with 10.43 million games sold. That would put the attach ratio at 3.32 games sold for each console sold. There were 138 games available for the console at retail.
The top 13 titles all sold more than 200,000 units, while the top 36 titles sold more than 100,000 units. The top 66 titles sold more than 50,000 units and the top 87 titles sold more than 25,000 units.
Sony sold the most games for the platform with 2.62 million units. Namco Bandai managed to sell 0.95 million games, Electronic Arts 0.89 million games, Warner Bros. 0.88 million games, Ubisoft 0.70 million games, and Atlus 0.52 million games.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.