Giant insect slaying on the go is Japan's favorite flavor of the week, with PSP game Earth Defense Force 2 Portable managing to outsell everything else this (slow) week. PSP hardware also managed to stay on top, again outselling the Nintendo 3DS.
There was little excitement on this week's software chart, with the previous week's bestseller Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional slipping to second in the wake of EDF2 Portable sales. One 3DS title manages to stay in the top ten, with nintendogs + cats seeing some evergreen sales.
Read on for the top 20 bestselling games in Japan for the week of April 4 to 10, courtesy of sales tracker Media Create.
01. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (PSP) - 63,795 / NEW
02. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (DS) - 42,397 / 205,405
03. Amagami (EBKore+) (PSP) - 23,849 / 93,070
04. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP) - 19,392 / 154,946
05. Dynasty Warriors 6 (PS3) - 17,002 / 400,608
06. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 12,060 / 4,429,577
07. Kimi ni Todoke: Tsutaeru Kimochi (DS) - 11,229 / NEW
08. nintendogs + cats (3DS) - 10,997 / 182,519
09. Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP) - 9,484 / 428,619
10. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP) - 8,822 / 321,241
11. Wii Party (Wii)
12. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS)
13. Pokemon Black / White (DS)
14. BlazBlue Continuum Shift II (PSP)
15. Crysis 2 (PS3)
16. Are You Alice? (PSP)
17. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
19. SD Gundam G Generation World (PSP)
20. Amagami (EBKore+) (PS2)
The PlayStation Portable secures first place in the weekly hardware war, outselling the 3DS by a few thousand. Perhaps the arrival of Pilotwing Resort and Pro Yakyuu Spirits for the 3DS in Japan will turn things around next week...?
On the console front, the PS3 continues to outsell the Wii, this week at a rate of almost three to one. Maybe Nintendo should issue a price drop there as well.
- PSP - 35,478
- Nintendo 3DS - 32,910
- PlayStation 3 - 22,431
- Wii - 8,825
- Nintendo DSi LL - 8,386
- Nintendo DSi - 8,035
- Xbox 360 - 1,906
- PlayStation 2 - 1,395
- Nintendo DS Lite - 514
- PSP go - 356