Monster Hunter + Cute = Great Success In Japan

Monster Hunter is huge in Japan. So in MonHun, the softer side of the monster-slaying, loot-hunting adventure series and still the best-selling game in Japan. It's more popular than Metroid this week, which is worth noting.

The latest figures from sales tracker Media Create puts Capcom's Monster Hunter spin-off - MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura for the PSP - ahead of everything else once again, beating out long-time bestseller Wii Party to secure the number one spot in Japan. Metroid: Other M managed to secure the bronze in its debut week, a not-so-spectacular 45,000 copies in its first week on the market.

Maybe, as Wii games sometimes do, Metroid: Other M will find "legs" and become "evergreen".

There's a new Bleach game and a re-issue of Modern Warfare 2 in the top 10, but not much else "new" for the week of August 30 to September 5. But for the record, here it is.

01. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP) - 88,000 / 344,000 02. Wii Party (Wii) - 56,000 / 916,000 03. Metroid: Other M (Wii) - 45,000 / NEW 04. Ace Combat: Joint Assault (PSP) - 28,000 / 85,000 05. Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (PSP) - 25,000 / NEW 06. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 12,000 / 808,000 07. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 10,000 / 159,000 08. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 10,000 / 821,000 09. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Bargain Edition) (PS3) - 9,000 / NEW 10. Another Century's Episode: R (PS3) - 9,000 / 257,000

11. Tomodachi Collection (DS) 12. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 13. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (The Best) (PSP) 14. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) 15. Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory (Wii) 16. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) 17. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) 18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 19. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) 20. Hakuoki: Zuisouroku Portable (PSP) 21. Chou Jigen Game: Neptune (PS3) 22. Metal Max 3 (DS) 23. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS) 24. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii) 25. Tetris Party Premium (DS) 26. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP) 27. Jikkyou Power Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP) 28. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) 29. New Super Mario Bros (DS) 30. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (DS)

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    That's funny, i thought Monster Hunter + Cute = Pokemon?

    That being said, Pokemon = Great Success in Japan, so I suppose you're right.

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