No One Can Stop The PSP Hack & Slash Obsession In Japan

PSP software continues to rein supreme in Japan, as Capcom's Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes becomes the country's bestselling game. It unseats Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable, beating out a surprisingly strong Wii contender.

Settling for second place is Oboro Muramasa, the Wii game from Vanillaware that will come to these shores as Muramasa: The Demon Blade. The two distinctly Japanese games lead the week's new debuts, which also includes the disappointing PlayStation 2 port of Arcana Heart 2.

Evergreen games like Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G continue to sell well amid a rather dry release calendar. The low-key release schedule also means that titles like Musou Orochi Z, Resident Evil 5 and Valkyria Chronicles are selling well enough to rep the PlayStation 3 in the top thirty.

Speaking of the top thirty games according to Media Create...

01. Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (PSP) - 86,000 / NEW
02. Oboro Muramasa (Wii) - 29,000 / NEW
03. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 25,000 / 522,000
04. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 18,000 / 573,000
05. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS) - 17,000 / 44,000
06. Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP) - 16,000 / 135,000
07. Arcana Heart 2 (PS2) - 11,000 / NEW
08. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2009 Live (PS2) - 10,000 / 104,000
09. Musou Orochi Z (PS3) - 10,000 / 195,000
10. Wii Fit (Wii) - 9,000 / 3,350,000

11. Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Portable (PSP)
12. Rittai Picross (DS)
13. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
14. Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
15. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 (DS)
16. Zaidanhoujin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Kounin: Kanken DS 3 Deluxe (DS)
17. Super Robot Taisen K (DS)
18. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
19. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
20. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
21. Wii de Asobu: Pikmin 2 (Wii)
22. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Next (Wii)
23. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
24. Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu - Nendororo~n Daihenshin (DS)
25. Valkyria Chronicles (PlayStation 3 the Best) (PS3)
26. Seventh Dragon (DS)
27. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend Tokubetsu-Hen Portable (PSP)
28. Winning Post World (PS3)
29. Shin Sangoku Multi Raid (PSP)
30. Tongari Boushi no Mahou no 365 Nichi (DS)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]