The Last Story Finishes First In Japan

The creator of Final Fantasy brought his latest adventure, Mistwalker's The Last Story, to Japan this past week, with the Wii game debuting at the top of the country's bestseller list. But this week's chart definitely belongs to the PSP.

The top 10 best-selling games in Japan is dominated by new PSP games, including Sega's Valkyria Chronicles 3, Monster Hunter 3rd portable and high school brawler Kenka Banchou 5. BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins managed to premiere in the top ten on the PlayStation 3, with otaku fare Dream Club Zero and Gal Gun for the Xbox 360 also charting in this week's list.

Read on for the bestselling games in Japan for the week of January 24 to 30, courtesy of Media Create.

01. The Last Story (Wii) - 114,722 / NEW 02. Valkyria Chronicles III: Unrecorded Chronicles (PSP) - 102,779 / NEW 03. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable (PSP) - 88,493 / NEW 04. Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku (PSP) - 58,977 / NEW 05. Toaru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku (PSP) - 56,017 / NEW 06. Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - 42,854 / NEW 07. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 33,338 / 4,128,278 08. Dream Club Zero (Xbox 360) - 21,734 / NEW 09. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix (PSP) - 20,528 / 97,846 10. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 19,214 / 773,893

11. Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360) 12. Tsuku Monogatari (PSP) 13. Gal Gun (Xbox 360) 14. Wii Party (Wii) 15. Chaos;Head Love Chu*Chu! (PSP) 16. Pokemon Black / White (DS) 17. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen! The Ogre (DS) 18. Ni no Kuni (DS) 19. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 10 (Xbox 360) 20. AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... (PSP)

Hardware wise, it was a good week for the PSP (but not the PSPgo), with the PlayStation 3 outselling its closest console rival.

  • PSP - 34,648
  • PlayStation 3 - 25,149
  • Wii - 19,448
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 11,891
  • Nintendo DSi - 9611
  • Xbox 360 - 3513
  • PlayStation 2 - 1938
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 1059
  • PSP go - 280


    God I hope this game gets localized. Unfortunately to see it here we'd have to wait for the european version with more languages which means more wait for us even if they do decide to :(

    Also, the psp go is doing pretty pathetically right now! And nintendo are really losing quite a few sales to sony now aswell.

      This game looks incredible so I too hope it comes over.

    As cool as The Last Story looks, I really want to get the new Valkyria Chronicles. I wish the series didn't move to PSP... I don't want to have to buy one just for those 2 games...

    The PS3 needs a PSP emulator. I'm more than willing to buy the games from the Playstation Store D:

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