The Christmas charts were not particularly kind to the Playstation Vita, which launched in Japan on December 17th. The second week's sales saw a drop of 78% for the Sony handheld - from 324,859 sold in week one to 72,479 in week two.
It's predecessor and immediate competition fared far better over the Christmas break, but then again both the PSP and the 3DS have iterations of the fiendishly addictive Monster Hunter series to fall back on. The latter amassed 482,200 sales with the former taking 101,121, with the Vita's hefty price tag of 24,000 yen probably not helping matters either.
To be honest, that sales drop is not particularly surprising, although it will hardly have been greeted with cheers at Sony Japan's HQ, and Sony will expect to see an upward swing throughout the next couple of months.
The PS Vita will launch over here in the UK on February 22nd, priced between £230-£290, depending on which model you go for.