Total PSP hardware and software sales figures for Japan have been announced. The console itself has shifted over ten million units in the period from December 12, 2004 and August 24, 2008. Software sales-wise, Capcom's Monster Hunter juggernaut is leading the charge. Here's the totals for the top selling PSP games so far in Japan: 1. Monster Hunter 2nd G (Capcom) March 27, 2008 Release: 2,396,642 copies sold 2. Monster Hunter 2nd (Capcom) February 22, 2007 Release: 1,706,387 copies sold 3. Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix) September 13, 2007: 790,705 copies sold 4. Monster Hunter Portable (Capcom) December 1, 2005: 668,964 copies sold 5. Phantasy Star Portable (SEGA) July 31, 2008: 545,242 copies sold The PSP seems to have really taken off in the last two years here in Japan. PSPの国内累計販売台数が1000万台を突破 [Famitsu] [Pic]
@Witzbold: Well that was overly condescending. So AokiShinya says the camera controls are difficult/unwieldy. There's a difference between "difficult due to intentional challenge" and "difficult due to poor game design". This instance sounds like the latter. Camera controls should NEVER be one of the first flaws someone recalls from a game. Making a video game have uncluttered gameplay and appropriate camera controls is pretty basic stuff.
I haven't played the game, but from what people have said, it certainly *sounds* like it's a pretty grind-filled JRPG that isn't particularly stellar, but at some point people started playing the series, and now it's the thing Japanese people must play because EVERYBODY IS PLAYING IT. It's cute that you're a fan of it and trying to defend it and all, but I don't think anybody's buying your arguments as you're coming across as a huge fanboy.