The Playstation Vita has been beaten by its predecessor, the PSP, in the Japanese hardware sales charts for the second week running, with sales dropping below 50k in its third week.
According to Media Create (via NeoGAF), Sony's new portable baby only managed to sell 42,648 in its third week, with the 3DS still on top, having been there since September of last year, outselling the Vita by a ratio of five to one with a third week tally of 197,952 sales.
The software charts did not make for easier reading either, with only two Vita games in the top thirty - Hot Shots Golf and Uncharted: Golden Abyss - and no fewer than five 3DS games in the top ten. [EG]
Still, if Nikkei Trendy's reports (again, via NeoGAF) are to be believed, salvation might be on its way in the form of a new Monster Hunter title.