That Kingdom Hearts is once again the bestselling video game in Japan is a testament to the PSP's power overseas. This is, after all, a game that has already been released in the country.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix for the PlayStation Portable managed to give the PSP the top spot once again in the country, with the second spot once again claimed by Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. Donkey Kong Country Returns continues to stay hot on the chart, which is comprised solely of PSP, DS and Wii titles in the top twenty.
For the bestselling games in Japan, according to Media Create, for the week of January 17 to 23.
01. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix (PSP) - 77,317 / NEW
02. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 43,196 / 4,094,939
03. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 20,411 / 754,679
04. Kaijuu Busters Powered (DS) - 17,989 / NEW
05. AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... (PSP) - 12,765 / 351,943
06. Ni no Kuni (DS) - 12,608 / 451,152
07. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen! The Ogre (DS) - 12,386 / 377,913
08. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 12,115 / 5,039,984
09. Wii Party (Wii) - 10,625 / 1,756,646
10. Venus & Braves: Majo to Megami to Horobi no Yogen (PSP) - 10,563 / NEW
11. Another Century's Episode Portable (PSP)
12. Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken (Minna no Susume Selection) (Wii)
13. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (DS)
14. Mario Sports Mix (Wii)
15. Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus (Wii)
16. World Soccer Winning Eleven (PSP)
17. Taiko no Tetsujin Wii: Minna de Party * 3-Yome! (Wii)
18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
19. Zombie Daisuki (DS)
20. Little Charo travels in English! (DS)
On the hardware side, this week is dominated Sony—with no thanks to the PSPgo's 198 units sold—in a slow week for platform sales.
- PSP - 35,636
- PlayStation 3 - 23,792
- Wii - 14,547
- Nintendo DSi LL - 11,720
- Nintendo DSi - 8,990
- Xbox 360 - 2,338
- PlayStation 2 - 1,836
- Nintendo DS Lite - 1,528
- PSP go - 198