Japan Weekly Software Ranking (Mar 24 – Mar 30)

A little game by the name of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G sold more than 800,000 in its first four days, topping the charts by a wide margin in the process (Capcom confirmed earlier that they have shipped 1 million copies of the game, the fastest in the series’ history). MHP 2ndG also pushed the PSP hardware to the incredible high of 139,000 units during the week according Enterbrain’s data. Amazingly, more than 7,000 people also bought Monster Hunter Portable 2nd, the game that MHP 2ndG is based upon.

Another notable entry in the Top 10 for the PSP is Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors, which sold a little better than the PS2 version. Next week, with MHP 2ndG still going strong and Star Ocean 2 Second Evolution incoming, the PSP looks set to end the spring in style.

Media Create

1 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP Capcom
2 (1) Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage NDS Nintendo
3 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 NDS Bandai
4 (5) Wii Fit Wii Nintendo
5 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors PSP Bandai
6 (7) Dairantou Smash Bros. X Wii Nintendo
7 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors PS2 Bandai
8 (2) Deca Sporta Wii Hudson
9 (4) SimCity DS 2: Kodaikara Mirai e Tsudzukumachi NDS Electronic Arts
10 (8) Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu Cinema Land NDS Banpresto

Updated every Thursday, full chart viewable here.

MediaWorks

1 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP Capcom
2 (1) Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage NDS Nintendo
3 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 NDS Bandai
4 (6) Wii Fit Wii Nintendo
5 (7) Dairantou Smash Bros. X Wii Nintendo
6 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors PSP Bandai
7 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors PS2 Bandai
8 (2) Deca Sporta Wii Hudson
9 (4) SimCity DS 2: Kodaikara Mirai e Tsudzukumachi NDS Electronic Arts
10 (9) DS Bimoji Training NDS Nintendo

Updated every Friday, full chart viewable here.

Enterbrain

1 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP Capcom
2 (1) Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage NDS Nintendo
3 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 NDS Bandai
4 (6) Wii Fit Wii Nintendo
5 (8) Dairantou Smash Bros. X Wii Nintendo
6 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors PSP Bandai
7 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors PS2 Bandai
8 (2) Deca Sporta Wii Hudson
9 (4) SimCity DS 2: Kodaikara Mirai e Tsudzukumachi NDS Electronic Arts
10 (19) Mario Kart DS NDS Nintendo

Updated every Wednesday, chart in Japanese viewable here.

Amazon Japan

1 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite – Piano Black (PSP-2000PB) PSP Sony
2 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP Capcom
3 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite – Felicia Blue (PSP-2000FB) PSP Sony
4 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite – Lavender Purple (PSP-2000LP) PSP Sony
5 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite – Ceramic White (PSP-2000CW) PSP Sony
6 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite – Ice Silver (PSP-2000IS) PSP Sony
7 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite – Mint Green (PSP-2000MG) PSP Sony
8 Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin PS2 Koei
9 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [Special Edition] PS3 Konami
10 Dokidoki Majo Saiban!2 (Special Edition) NDS SNK Playmore

Amazon Japan chart is updated hourly, the latest chart can be viewed here.

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Buy games (Play-Asia.com)

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (JP) $69.90
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Asia) $48.75
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Accessory Set) (JP) $34.90

*Discounted items in bold.

Buy games (YESASIA)

PSP-3000 Console Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Hunter's Model) (Console Only) (JP) $369.99
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (JP) $61.99

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