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Wha...? An Xbox 360 game at the top of the Japanese sales charts? Sounds a bit kooky, right until we specify that that Xbox 360 game is a Monster Hunter title, the only game powerful enough to defeat Love Plus+.


Yes, Monster Hunter Frontier did big numbers in its debut week in Japan, moving more than 90,000 copies in its first days on the market. Hey, they're not Monster Hunter 3 numbers, but cut Frontier some slack! It's not on the Wii, y'know.


And yes, Love Plus+, the virtual girlfriend sim for the Nintendo DS did just fine if you're wondering, joining more PSP adventure games and dating simulations in the Media Create top ten. Former chart topper Super Mario Galaxy 2 is still in there. The chart is just flooded with new debuts, many of which you'll never play unless you have command over the Japanese language.

The full week, below.

01. Monster Hunter Frontier (Xbox 360) - 93,000 / NEW
02. Love Plus+ (DS) - 84,000 / NEW
03. Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 (PS3) - 54,000 / NEW
04. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (DS) - 52,000 / NEW
05. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 42,000 / 614,000
06. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (Ohaidoku-han) (PSP) - 29,000 / NEW
07. White Album: Tsuzurareru Fuyu no Omoide (PS3) - 26,000 / NEW
08. Starry * Sky: In Spring - PSP Edition (PSP) - 22,000 / NEW
09. Ghost Trick (DS) - 20,000 / 44,000
10. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 20,000 / 41,000


11. Boku no Natsuyasumi Portable 2: Nazo Nazo Shimai to Chinbotsusen no Himitsu (PSP)
12. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3)
13. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP)
14. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
15. Xenoblade (Wii)
16. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (PS3)
17. Chaos;Head Noah (PSP)
18. SD Gundam: Gashapon Wars (Wii)
19. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS)
20. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
21. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
22. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS2)
23. Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (DS)
24. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild (PSP)
25. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
26. Narcissus: Moshimo Ashita ga Runara (PSP)
27. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP)
28. Uta no * Prince-Sama (PSP)
29. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
30. Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 (DS)

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