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.
The top ten bestselling games in Japan is dominated by new PSP games, including Sega's Valkyria Chronicles 3, Monster Hunter 3rd portable and high school brawler Kenka Banchou 5. BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins managed to premiere in the top ten on the PlayStation 3, with otaku fare Dream Club Zero and Gal Gun for the Xbox 360 also charting in this week's list.
Read on for the bestselling games in Japan for the week of January 24 to 30, courtesy of Media Create.
01. The Last Story (Wii) - 114,722 / NEW
02. Valkyria Chronicles III: Unrecorded Chronicles (PSP) - 102,779 / NEW
03. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable (PSP) - 88,493 / NEW
04. Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku (PSP) - 58,977 / NEW
05. Toaru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku (PSP) - 56,017 / NEW
06. Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - 42,854 / NEW
07. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 33,338 / 4,128,278
08. Dream Club Zero (Xbox 360) - 21,734 / NEW
09. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix (PSP) - 20,528 / 97,846
10. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 19,214 / 773,893
11. Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360)
12. Tsuku Monogatari (PSP)
13. Gal Gun (Xbox 360)
14. Wii Party (Wii)
15. Chaos;Head Love Chu*Chu! (PSP)
16. Pokemon Black / White (DS)
17. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen! The Ogre (DS)
18. Ni no Kuni (DS)
19. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 10 (Xbox 360)
20. AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... (PSP)
Hardware wise, it was a good week for the PSP (but not the PSPgo), with the PlayStation 3 outselling its closest console rival.
- PSP - 34,648
- PlayStation 3 - 25,149
- Wii - 19,448
- Nintendo DSi LL - 11,891
- Nintendo DSi - 9,611
- Xbox 360 - 3,513
- PlayStation 2 - 1,938
- Nintendo DS Lite - 1,059
- PSP go - 280