Studio Ghibli Game Takes 2nd To Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Level 5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni no Kuni hit the Nintendo DS in Japan this week. It appears to have done many favours for the DS overseas, but it was still Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in first place.

The latest Monster Hunter for the PlayStation Portable moved nearly 630,000 copies in Japan, moving the Capcom game past the 2.5 million mark during its second week on sale. Ni no Kuni did quite well for itself in its first week on sale, about 170,000 units. Also joining the sales fray in Japan were Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for the PlayStation 3.

See software and hardware numbers after this, courtesy of Media Cretae.

01. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 629,541 / 2,580,258 02. Ni no Kuni (DS) - 170,548 / NEW 03. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 163,310 / NEW 04. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 79,819 / 4,628,773 05. Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - 68,430 / 212,420 06. Wii Party (Wii) - 55,412 / 1,318,875 07. Super Mario Collection Pack (Wii) - 53,670 / 712,989 08. Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (DS) - 51,828 / 109,302 09. Tales of Graces F (PS3) - 39,640 / 254,828 10. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (PS3) - 36,098 / NEW

11. Super Kasekihorida (DS) 12. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (DS) 13. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) 14. Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 5 - Fortun Tower to Unmei no Dice (Wii) 15. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) 16. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) 17. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii) 18. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party * 3-Yome! (Wii) 19. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 20. Momotarou Dentetsu World (DS)

It's a pretty close race between the PlayStation and Nintendo families, with the PSP coming out of top on the portable side, the Wii winning this week's console battle.

  • PSP - 158,029
  • Wii - 79,424
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 59,709
  • Nintendo DSi - 55,993
  • PlayStation 3 - 41,882
  • Xbox 360 - 3695
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 3309
  • PlayStation 2 - 2054
  • PSP go - 1904

Comments

    Man, those Japanese love their claw hand, eh?

    Still, Ni no Kuni, want. Perform well my precioussssss, and gets translated, yesssss...

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