Monster Hunter Slays Dragon Quest IX In Japanese Sales Chart

Who can end Dragon Quest IX's chart topping run in Japan? As expected, it's Monster Hunter 3, the Wii sequel to the bestselling slay and loot series that has seen monstrous success on the PSP.

Dragon Quest IX's three week run at the top of the chart is ended by sales of more than half a million copies of Monster Hunter 3. And with the release of Sega's Puyo Puyo 7 in Japan, the top five games this week are all for Nintendo platforms.

Nintendo's bestselling streak is broken up by the newly released Gears of War 2, which debuted with 49,000 copies sold in the Japan. Epic Games' shooter outperformed most of the week's new releases, including The King of Fighters XII and Doki Majo Plus, neither of which scored a top ten spot.

Anyway, you can see how it all worked out in the Media Create sales chart below.

01. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) - 520,000 / NEW
02. Dragon Quest IX (DS) - 180,000 / 3,382,000
03. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 82,000 / 510,000
04. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 66,000 / 828,000
05. Puyo Puyo 7 (DS) - 52,000 / NEW
06. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) - 49,000 / NEW
07. CR Shinseiki Evangelion: Saigo no Mono (PS2) - 42,000 / NEW
08. Armored Core 3 Portable (PSP) - 41,000 / NEW
09. Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji (DS) - 23,000 / 58,000
10. To Heart 2 Portable (PSP) - 22,000 / NEW

11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
12. Penguin no Mondai x Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (DS)
13. The King of Fighters XII (PS3)
14. Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu (PSP)
15. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (PS2)
16. Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS: Shinseiki Evangelion - Saigo no Mono (DS)
17. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (PS3)
18. Tsuyo Kiss 2 Gakki: Swift Love (PS2)
19. Katamari Tribute (PS3)
20. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra Portable (PSP)
21. Wii Fit (Wii)
22. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
23. Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble X (DS)
24. Miku Hatsune Project Diva (PSP)
25. Shugo Chara! Norinori! Chara-Nari Zumu (DS)
26. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
27. Nuga-Cel! (PS2)
28. Doki Majo Plus (DS)
29. Lucian Bee's: Resurrection Supernova (PS2)
30. Dragon Ball: Tenkaichi Daibouken (Wii)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]