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 (2014 update). Last week we looked at the top 10 selling 3DS games (2014 update), and the week before that the top 10 selling Wii games (2014 update).
Looking at the top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games (2014 update), two games were released in 2011, seven in 2012, and one in 2013.
The top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games have sold 7.01 million units. The top selling game, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, sold more than one million units. The top seven titles sold 500,000 or more units, while the entire top 10 sold more than 400,000 units.
When you break it down by publisher there are three first party titles and seven third party titles. Two of the third party titles were published by Electronic Arts, one by Ubisoft, one by Activision, one by Atlus, one by Warner Bros. and one by Square Enix.
The three Sony titles sold a combined 2.35 million units or 33.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Electronic Arts titles sold 1.15 million units or 16.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
When you break you look at the top 10 by publisher you can see how evenly spread out sales are. The tenth bestselling game sold 38.1 percent of the top bestselling game.
Side note: There have been 1.06 million Vita’s sold in 2014 through June 21. The Vita has sold 8.40 million units lifetime. There have also been 4.49 million games sold for the 3DS in 2014. There have been 24.40 million games sold lifetime for the 3DS.
Broken down by publisher Sony has sold the most games for the Vita with 5.48 million games sold. Namco Bandai has sold 2.20 million games, Electronic Arts 2.06 million games, Ubisoft 1.96 million games, Warner Bros. 1.69 million games, and Sega 1.23 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.