Japanese Gamers Hungry For God Eater

Namco Bandai's God Eater for the PSP is off to a good start in Japan, giving 295,000 PlayStation Portable owners another taste of Monster Hunter-like hack and slash action.

God Eater's number one debut pushes last week's software winner, Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi for the Nintendo DS to second place, beating out the PlayStation 3 port of Star Ocean 4. That leaves long-legged bestsellers New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Tomodachi Collection settling for lower spots on the chart, but both titles are still selling like the Japanese equivalent of hotcakes.

This week's new debuts, Pop 'n Music Portable and Kunio-kun Nekketsu! Daiundoukai, didn't make much of a stir, but they've got some decent competition. For Media Create's top 30 games for the week of February 1 to 7, read on.

01. God Eater (PSP) - 295,000 / NEW
02. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (DS) - 190,000 / 1,096,000
03. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International (PS3) - 72,000 / NEW
04. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 62,000 / 3,263,000
05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 38,000 / 2,780,000
06. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 27,000 / 1,610,000
07. End of Eternity (PS3) - 25,000 / 144,000
08. Pop 'n' Music Portable (PSP) - 19,000 / NEW
09. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 15,000 / 730,000
10. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 13,000 / 1,735,000

11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
12. MAG (PS3)
13. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS)
14. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
15. Kunio-kun Nekketsu! Daiundoukai (DS)
16. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
17. Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku (PS3)
18. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
19. Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP)
20. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
21. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
22. End of Enternity (Xbox 360)
23. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Yome! (Wii)
24. Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai no Shiren 3 Portable (PSP)
25. PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken (Wii)
26. Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken (Wii)
27. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (PSP)
28. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
29. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP)
30. Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires (PSP)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gamespot Japan]