Who Can Slay Monster Hunter In Japan? Right Now, No One

The Monster Hunter dynasty continues its proud rein in Japan this week with the latest entry in Capcom's beast slaying sensation managing to win over more PSP fans to its brand of hack and slash action.

It may have had something to do with the fact that only one key release managed to sell well enough in Japan to crack the top 10. That would be Square Enix's SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light for the Nintendo DS.

Slow releases means one thing - the chart is dominated by "evergreen" Nintendo releases like New Super Mario Bros Wii, Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit Plus. Finally, those Wii games are getting some recognition!

01. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 134,000 / 3,983,000 02. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 67,000 / 705,000 03. Wii Party (Wii) - 53,000 / 1,730,000 04. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 46,000 / 5,012,000 05. Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - 40,000 / 534,000 06. Ni no Kuni (DS) - 37,000 / 420,000 07. Gundam Musou 3 (PS3) - 30,000 / 319,000 08. SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light (DS) - 27,000 / NEW 09. The 3rd Birthday (PSP) - 27,000 / 213,000 10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 25,000 / 4,202,000

11. Wii Sports Resort w/ Wii Remote Plus (Wii) 12. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 13. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen! The Ogre (DS) 14. AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... (PSP) 15. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (DS) 16. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (DS) 17. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 18. Super Mario All-Stars Collection (Wii) 19. Super Kasekihorida (DS) 20. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party * 3-Yome! (Wii)


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