Dissidia, Monster Hunter Top Japan's No-Release Week

With virtually nothing hitting Japanese retail shelves this past week, 2008's biggest releases got another chance to shine, sales-wise. That keeps Square-Enix's Dissidia: Final Fantasy at the number one spot for one more week.

Somewhat surprisingly, Capcom's mega-hit Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G rockets up to the second place spot. That's the budget version, the "PSP the Best" version, for the record. This week sees a few more titles return to the top ten, including Gran Turismo Prologue Spec III which lands just below Level 5's White Knight Chronicles.

Yes, it's a slow week for software sales excitement. But the numbers are just as savory as ever. Read on for the top thirty bestsellers in Japan from January 5 to 11.

01. Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) - 49,000 / 819,000
02. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 34,000 / 305,000
03. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 33,000 / 1,568,000
04. Wii Fit (Wii) - 30,000 / 3,155,000
05. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS) - 29,000 / 645,000
06. White Knight Chronicles (PS3) - 26,000 / 305,000
07. Gran Turismo Prologue Spec III (PS3) - 25,000 / 292,000
08. Gundam Musou 2 (PS2) - 25,000 / 225,000
09. Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS) - 23,000 / 1,021,000
10. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 22,000 / 2,155,000

11. Momotarou Dentetsu: 20-Shuunen (DS)
12. Animal Crossing City Folk (Wii)
13. Phantasy Star 0 (DS)
14. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
15. Gundam Musou 2 (PS3)
16. Power Pro Kun Pocket 11 (DS)
17. Musou Orochi Sairin (PSP)
18. Professor Layton and the Final Time Journey (DS)
19. Wii Sports (Wii)
20. Pikmin (Play On Wii) (Wii)
21. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PS3)
22. Animal Crossing Wild World (DS)
23. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no 365 Nichi (DS)
24. Meccha! Taiko Drum Master DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS)
25. Taiko no Tetsujin Wii (Wii)
26. Tales of Hearts (Anime Movie Edition) (DS)
27. Karaoke Joysound Wii (Wii)
28. Bokujou Monogatari: Youkoso Kaze no Bazaar (DS)
29. Mario Kart DS (DS)
30. Kenka Banchou 3: Zenkoku Seiha (PSP)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]