Cute Monster Hunter Beaten By Manga Action On Japan's ChartsS

The battle for hearts and minds and portable gameplay time in Japan has been won by One Piece. The latest manga-based spin-off has kicked MonHun Nikki, the cuter version of Monster Hunter, from its top spot overseas.

It was a slow week in terms of exciting Japanese sales developments. Wii Party made its way closer to selling a million copies in Japan—it should do so within the next week—and UFC Undisputed 2010 bowed in Japan with an unimpressive showing. Oh, and One Piece: Gigant Battle moved more than 100,000 copies in its first week.

You can see all the number-based excitement for yourself by surveying this weeks' bestselling games in Japan, as compiled by sales tracker Media Create.

01. One Piece: Gigant Battle (DS) - 132,000 / NEW
02. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP) - 56,000 / 400,000
03. Wii Party (Wii) - 45,000 / 960,000
04. Ace Combat: Joint Assault (PSP) - 13,000 / 98,000
05. Metroid: Other M (Wii) - 11,000 / 57,000
06. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 10,000 / 817,000
07. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 8,000 / 167,000
08. Vitamin X Evolution Plus (PSP) - 8,000 / NEW
09. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 8,000 / 828,000
10. Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan (PSP) - 7,000 / NEW

11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
12. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
13. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS)
14. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
15. Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (PSP)
16. UFC Undisputed 2010 (PS3)
17. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
19. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3)
20. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii)
21. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP)
22. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
23. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP)
24. Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory (Wii)
25. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS)
26. Another Century's Episode: R (PS3)
27. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS)
28. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
29. Metal Max 3 (DS)
30. Tetris Party Premium (DS)