The creator of Final Fantasy brought his latest adventure, Mistwalker's The Last Story, to Japan this past week, with the Wii game debuting at the top of the country's bestseller list. But this week's chart definitely belongs to the PSP.
Who can stop Monster Hunter Portable 3's streak? Only another PSP game, one with similar Japanese flair, Another Century's Episode Portable. The mech simulation has dethroned the latest and 4 million selling Monster Hunter in Japan.
The Monster Hunter dynasty continues its proud rein in Japan this week with the latest entry in Capcom's beast slaying sensation managing to win over more PSP fans to its brand of hack and slash action.
Another week, another ridiculous amount of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd served up to Japanese video game fans. Just how many more fans did the monster hunting action adventure managed to lure in this week?
Threequels dominate Japan's video game sales charts this week with the latest Monster Hunter, the latest Gundam game and the latest soccer RPG from Professor Layton game makers Level 5 sitting atop the list of newest bestsellers.
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.
PSP phenom Monster Hunter Portable 3rd made a huge splash in Japan during its first week on sale, moving close to two million copies in just a few days. What did that mean for the PlayStation Portable?
The release of Gran Turismo 5 in Japan and the build up to Monster Hunter Portable 3rd give the PlayStation family a week to completely dominate overseas. Just how helpful were GT5 and the latest Monster Hunter?
The power of red plastic on Wii sales in Japan is nothing compared to the promotional power of the Monster Hunter series. How else can we explain the PlayStation Portable more than doubling its sales this week overseas?
All it takes is a little red plastic to spur Wii sales in Japan. The Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary edition of Nintendo's console went on sale overseas last week, tripling sales of the Wii.
It's a banner week for the PlayStation Portable in Japan as the PSP enjoys chart topping sales and its smaller, digital download only cousin, the PSPgo, manages to not be in last place for a second week.
Sony's recent slashing of the PSPgo's price worldwide has had a noticeable effect on sales of the download-only device, at least in Japan. The regularly triple-digit selling PSPgo just had one of its best weeks ever overseas.
Sales of Sony's PlayStation Portable may be way down—just like sales of the Nintendo DS—but the rival handhelds managed to carve out small victories in Japan this week.
While Pokemon Black and White may still be the hottest thing going in Japan right now, with Kirby's Epic Yarn only slightly cooler, PlayStation hardware is still doing just fine in Japan.
Nintendo's Pokemon Black and Pokemon White enjoy another first place showing in Japan this week, nearly another quarter million copies sold to Nintendo DS owners overseas. The monster hunting game easily takes down newcomer Red Dead Redemption in Japan.
Nintendo wins the biggest slice of the pie in this week's hardware battle in Japan, thanks to still strong sales of Pokemon Black and White. But the PSP wasn't too far behind, thanks to K-On!
Another week of outstanding sales for Pokemon Black & White, another week of total Nintendo DS dominance in Japan.
Turns out selling more than 2.5 million copies of the latest Pokemon game(s) translates into a big boost for the Nintendo DS. Crazy! But just how many new Nintendo DSs did Japanese Pokemon fans snap up with the game?
The battle between Sony and Nintendo in Japan is, once again, pretty darn even. Continued strong sales of the PSP gives Sony first place, with Nintendo's DS doing what it does best: Sell! Sell! Sell!