Persona, Portables Do Big Business In Japan

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This week's (slightly delayed) Japanese software sales chart is packed with new games populating the top ten, with Atlus' redux remake of Persona for the PSP outselling all new competitors.


The PlayStation Portable title, with its updated presentation and various refinements, bested new Nintendo DS games like Dragon Ball Z: Story Saiyajin Raishuu and Nintendo's latest WarioWare title Made in Ore. Last week's champ, Wii-make Monster Hunter G, showed decent legs, with sales reaching 172,000 in just two weeks on the market.

The chart's influx of new titles pushed a few former top ten games (i.e. Killzone 2) out of more prominent spots, with Xbox 360 shoot 'em up Death Smiles disappearing from the Media Create chart altogether. Sold out or just burnt out?

Japan's bestselling games are after this.

01. Persona (PSP) - 79,000 / NEW
02. Dragon Ball Z: Story Saiyajin Raishuu (DS) - 74,000 / NEW
03. Made in Ore (DS) - 56,000 / NEW
04. Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (PS2) - 43,000 / NEW
05. Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai (DS) - 43,000 / 239,000
06. Monster Hunter G (Wii) - 40,000 / 172,000
07. ToraDora Portable! (PSP) - 38,000 / NEW
08. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 26,000 / 639,000
09. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 22,000 / 580,000
10. Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (Wii) - 16,000 / NEW

11. Killzone 2 (PS3)
12. Wii Fit (Wii)
13. Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (PSP)
14. Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 (PSP)
15. Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden 3 (DS)
16. Taiko no Tatsujin (Wii)
17. D.C.I.F.: Da Capo Innocent Finale (PS2)
18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
19. X-Blades (PS3)
20. Deca Sporta 2 (Wii)
21. X-Blades (360)
22. A Ressha de Gyoukou DS (DS)
23. Rittai Picross (DS)
24. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS)
25. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2009 (PS2)
26. Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP)
27. Valkyria Chronicles (PlayStation 3 the Best) (PS3)
28. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
29. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
30. Musou Orochi Z (PS3)



Although I love Persona 4 and desperately in need of a new game for my PSP. The very outdated look of this so-called enhanced port'll keep me from getting it.