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Monster Hunter Portable 3 sells nearly 2m in Japan

Massive opening week rockets PSP sales to over 300,000

Monster Hunter Portable 3 has unsurprisingly topped the Japanese software chart on its week of release, hitting nearly two million sales and boosting PSP sales to 323,000.

The franchise is a hugely popular phenomenon in Japan - with last week's release seeing thousands queuing outside Japanese retailers. However - that popularity cannot entirely account for the sudden drop of Gran Turismo 5 down the chart, which slips to fifth after just one week at first.

Polyphony Digital's sim racer falls below the new entries of Tales of Graces F on PS3 and Mario vs Donkey Kong Totsugeki! Mini Land on Wii at second and fourth, with Mario Sports Mix holding onto to third for the DS. The Wii took second in the Japanese hardware chart, followed by PS3 and the DSiLL.

Full software top twenty is below, courtesy of Andriasang. Figures in brackets are lifetime sales. Sales data originates from Media Create.

  • 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP): 1,950,717
  • 2. Tales of Graces F (Namco Bandai, PS3): 215,187
  • 3. Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo, Wii): 59,007 (143,991)
  • 4. Mario vs Donkey Kong Totsugeki! Mini Land (Nintendo, DS): 57,474
  • 5. Gran Turismo 5 (Sony, PS3): 55,682 (486,389)
  • 6. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 54,848 (4,548,954)
  • 7. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 45,904 (659,319)
  • 8. Momotaro Dentetsu World (Hudson, DS): 45,126
  • 9. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Os (Namco Bandai, PSP): 36,856
  • 10. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Os (Namco Bandai, Wii): 35,132
  • 11. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 30,900 (1,263,462)
  • 12. Taiko Drum Master Wii Minna de Party 3 (Namco Bandai, Wii): 29,328
  • 13. Super Fossil Fighters (Nintendo, DS): 22,511 (91,534)
  • 14. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Omise (Konami, DS): 22,091 (109,613)
  • 15. Super Robot Taisen L (Namco Bandai, DS): 19,556 (148,610)
  • 16. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 18,278 (231,773)
  • 17. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 18,146 (61,655)
  • 18. Dangan-Ronpa (Spike PSP): 14,340 (39,904)
  • 19. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 14,207 (3,001,325)
  • 20. Penguin no Mondai The World (Konami, DS): 14,046

A complete Japanese hardware chart is below, also courtesy of Andriasang and Media Create. Figures in brackets here are last week's sales.

  • 1. PSP: 323,653 (75,689)
  • 2. Wii: 56,095 (41,267)
  • 3. PS3: 41,760 (68,840)
  • 4. DSi LL: 40,465 (28,370)
  • 5. DSi: 36,481 (26,548)
  • 6. X360: 3,497 (4,329)
  • 8. PSP go: 1,875 (1,675)
  • 7. DS Lite: 1,580 (1,539)
  • 9. PS2: 1,440 (1,332)
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