I can't tell if that's good or not for Vita. On the one hand it's up a fair bit on the back of colours and a load of games which appeal to the existing fanbase, but on the flip side I was expecting a little more.
Wonder if the trickle of software we're getting over the coming weeks will keep it level.
It might be useful to write the chart in the English language as well (even though one can safely guess what are those games: Monster Striker, DQM Super Light, FF and Puzzle & Dragons) and post the source, thanks.
No, AA5 didn't have one, and neither AAT had one (it was already sold at a budget price after all). Budget releases are going to affect newer properties (as DGS can be seen) because the fanbase might reluctant to jump to a spin-off at full price - or they sell well when there's some cross-media promotion (e.g. anime). We have also to remember that the game was highly supply constrained shortly after the launch and this of course had an effect on sales.
I'm not as optimistic as you are for the budget rerelease but fair point.
However the supply constraint argument is getting old and only worked for a few weeks after release, any person who wanted to buy the game one way or another (retail, digital or used market) had more than enough time to do so by now (eg. the high digital ratio for August)
If there really was a huge stock problem we should have seen a spike in sales by now as new shipments hit the shelves (in fact you could say the 6th week "hold" may be because of that), and yet sales are dropping at the usual pace
Media Create numbers
2nd week: -82%
3rd week: -60%
4th week: -36%
5th week: -35%
6th week: -1%
7th week: -50%
8th week: from rank 19 to 29
9th week from rank 29 to 35
10th week: from rank 35 to 38
For 11th week Dengeki don't have it in top 50 (it was 43 in 10th week)
That maybe anecdotal too, but the game price didn't skyrocket or anything whether for new or used copies (~4.000-4.500yens) for what I saw in stores in various cities at the end of August/early September (which would be 9th and 10th week).