Sales of Sony’s PlayStation Vita portable gaming console have reached a new low last week, at 8,931 units, dropping for the first time under 10,000.
PlayStation Portable, Sony’s previous portable console continues to do better than the Vita, with 14,804 units sold last week.
Nintendo 3DS, the leader of the market sold 72,115 units in the same period. In the previous week, Vita sold 12,100 units, while 3DS hit 121,921 units sold.
Vita’s low performance in Japan matches the situation on the U.S. market where analysts say that the console is performing below expectations.
“We believe the PS Vita is unlikely to match its February unit sales figure in the near future as the buzz caused by its release dies down, and TV commercials become more infrequent,” said Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Morgan.