Level 5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni no Kuni hit the Nintendo DS in Japan this week. It appears to have done many favors for the DS overseas, but it was still Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in first place.
The latest Monster Hunter for the PlayStation Portable moved nearly 630,000 copies in Japan, moving the Capcom game past the 2.5 million mark during its second week on sale. Ni no Kuni did quite well for itself in its first week on sale, about 170,000 units. Also joining the sales fray in Japan were Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for the PlayStation 3.