Japan: Best Scoring & Best Selling PSP Games As of June

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G

So what’s the best PSP games in Japan for the past six months? The last few issues of Weekly Famitsu have been busy with graphs and tables of Japanese videogame market, so here are some of the data on PSP titles. Not surprisingly, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G is the highest scorer among the PSP games and the best selling game in the country so far. The tables after the jump.

Best PSP Games (Weekly Famitsu)

While the famed Cross Review Panel may not be the most trusted source of how good a game is (the monthly PlayStation + has more detailed review complete with the reviewer’s play data), it’s still the spotlight of every issue of the magazine. Not many PSP games score more than 30 points (out of 40) for the first half of the year, but most high profile games only got released later in the year, so still chance to better last year number of 26 games in the list. MHP 2ndG outscored its predecessor, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd, a little with 27 points to become the best PSP game so far. Winning Eleven: Ubiquitos Evolution 2008, Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou – Axis no Kyoui and Musou Orochi were joined by some unlikely titles like Sony’s very own tour guide software Nippon no Asoko de.

Rank Title Publisher Scores
1 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G Capcom 9,9,9,9
2 Winning Eleven: Ubiquitos Evolution 2008 Konami 9,8,8,9
3 Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou – Axis no Kyoui Namco Bandai 9,8,7,8
4 Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary Edition Spike 9,8,8,7
5 Musou Orochi Koei 8,8,7,8
6 Space Invaders Extreme Taito 8,7,8,7
7 Vantage Master Portable Falcom 7,7,8,8
8 Nippon no Asoko de SCEJ 9,8,7,6

Best Selling PSP Games (Enterbrain)

Only three of the high scorers enter the top 50 best selling games in the country. However, MHP 2ndG is also the best selling games in Japan for the last six months with more than 2 million copies sold. It’s predecessor, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd, which manage to sell a few thousands even during the week MHP 2ndG was released, is the second best selling PSP game so far. Only five other PSP titles made it to the top 50, with 10 more further down the chart. My favorite game (well besides MHP that is) Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida has sold an encouraging 133,067 copies so far.

Rank Title Publisher Sales Accu. Sales
1 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G Capcom 2,030,505 2,030,505
19 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd Capcom 212,082 1,701,680
22 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 Konami 200,134 200,134
27 Winning Eleven: Ubiquitos Evolution 2008 Konami 174,111 174,111
28 Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou – Axis no Kyoui Namco Bandai 171,787 171,787
41 Star Ocean Second Evolution Square Enix 141,218 141,218
46 Musou Orochi Koei 136,346 136,346
55 Super Robot Wars A Portable Namco Bandai 115,201 115,201
69 Minna no Golf Portable 2 SCEJ 91,758 256,926
72 Star Ocean First Departure Square Enix 89,716 204,996
83 echochrome: Mugen Kairou SCEJ 77,743 77,743
86 Tales of Rebirth Namco Bandai 75,301 75,301
86 Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 SCEJ 73,785 73,785
92 Valhalla Knights 2 SCEJ 69,898 69,898
94 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch – Lost Colors Namco Bandai 69,496 69,496
96 Monster Hunter Portable (PSP The Best) Capcom 69,099 142,417
98 Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Capcom 66,860 133,067

2 Responses to “Japan: Best Scoring & Best Selling PSP Games As of June

  1. Joker

    How does this chart compare to the DS one? Or even the WII.
    Since those are the main competitors of the psp, i guess it could be interesting to know.

    July 23rd, 2008 at 1:57 am
  2. Zofia Fritzgerald

    Me and my sister were out yesterday and saw a flick about this. Awesome!

    April 21st, 2012 at 7:18 pm

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