Monster Hunter is a incredibly popular series in Japan. But even the most hardcore believer in the franchise has to be taken aback by the sheer selling power of the latest PSP adventure, Portable 3rd - in its first week on store shelves it has shifted close to 2 million units.
Capcom?s battle game has appropriately smashed the Japanese Video Game Chart wide open (via 4gamer
, 29th November - 5th December 2010), a more than comfortable #1 win.1 Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
? Capcom (PSP) ? 1,950,717 / NEW2 Tales of Graces F
? Namco Bandai (PS3) ? 215,187 / NEW3 Mario Sports Mix
? Nintendo (Wii) ? 59,0074 Mario vs Donkey Kong Totsugeki! Mini Land
? Nintendo (DS) ? 57,474 / NEW5 Gran Turismo 5
? SCEJ (PS3) ? 55,6826 Pokemon Black/Pokemon White
? Pokemon Company (DS) ? 54,8487 Super Mario Collection Special Pack
? Nintendo (Wii) ? 45,9048 Momotaro Dentatsu World
? Hudson (DS) ? 45,126 / NEW9 Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Os
? Namco Bandai (PSP) ? 36,856 / NEW10 Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Os
? Namco Bandai (Wii) ? 35,132 / NEW
Namco Bandai?s latest Tales
RPG, an update of Wii adventure Graces
, came nowhere close to Monster Hunter
despite performing very well indeed in its debut week. 215,187 units still points to a winning formula. Other new entries to the Top 10 includes a new Mario vs Donkey Kong
game at #4, Hudson?s Momotaro Dentatsu World
at #8 and the PSP and Wii versions of Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Os
taking the rear.
Last week?s #1, Gran Turismo 5
, has plummeted down to #5 after selling over 55,000 units this time around. Although it seems that most of Japan?s car nuts have already bought the game, its competent second-week sales seem to indicate that it could have something of a tail on it.