PSP phenom Monster Hunter Portable 3rd made a huge splash in Japan during its first week on sale, moving close to two million copies in just a few days. What did that mean for the PlayStation Portable?
Another 323,000 PSPs in the hands of Japanese gamers, that's what. Sony's handheld gaming machine and the latest Monster Hunter were the hardware and software champs overseas this week, according to sales tracker Media Create. The latest Tales game, Tales of Graces F for PlayStation 3, settled for second, while Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem for the Nintendo DS debuted in fourth place.
See the top 20 best-selling games in Japan below.
01. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 1,950,717 / NEW 02. Tales of Graces F (PS3) - 215,187 / NEW 03. Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - 59,007 / 143,991 04. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (DS) - 57,474 / NEW 05. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) - 55,682 / 486,389 06. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 54,848 / 4,548,954 07. Super Mario All-Stars Collection (Wii) - 45,904 / 659,319 08. Momotarou Dentetsu World (DS) - 45,126 / NEW 09. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO (PSP) - 36,856 / NEW 10. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO (Wii) - 35,132 / NEW
11. Wii Party (Wii) 12. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party * 3-Yome! (Wii) 13. Super Kasekihorida (DS) 14. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (DS) 15. Super Robot Wars L (DS) 16. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) 17. Wii Sports Resort (with Wii Remote Plus) (Wii) 18. Dangan-Ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei (PSP) 19. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 20. Penguin no Mondai: The World (DS)
On the hardware front, PSP dominated, outselling all other hardware combined for the week of November 29 to December 5. Its closest competitor was the Wii, which managed to outsell the PlayStation 3 last week.
- PSP - 323,653
- Wii - 56,095
- PlayStation 3 - 41,760
- Nintendo DSi LL - 40,465
- Nintendo DSi - 36,481
- Xbox 360 - 3497
- PSP go - 1875
- Nintendo DS Lite - 1580
- PlayStation 2 - 1440