This Week In Sales: Monster-Hunting Felynes Invade Japan



This week, we’re blessed with an early and extended Media-Create top-20 list, thanks to We’ll be using 4Gamer’s charts to provide a look at cumulative sales numbers whenever possible.


The best-selling game for the week of August 23rd – 29th, as you might have suspected, was MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura. Capcom’s felyne-filled phenomenon sold out in multiple stores within its first week of release and has sold over 256,076 units so far.


Following not so closely behind was Ace Combat: Joint Assault at 57,785 units. The top-20 for the week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Tot. Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura 256,076 New PSP Capcom
New 02. Ace Combat: Joint Assault 57,785 New PSP Namco Bandai
02. 03. Wii Party 54,673 859,733 Wii Nintendo
01. 04. Another Century’s Episode: R 28,354 248,203 PS3 Namco Bandai
New 05. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable
24,469 New PSP Idea Factory
04. 06. Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber 12,889 810,718 DS Level 5
07. 07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 11,977 795,602 Wii Nintendo
08. 08. Art Academy 10,301 148,759 DS Nintendo
06. 09. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X 9,371 161,875 PSP Namco Bandai
05. 10. Sengoku Basara 3 8,834 361,452 PS3 Capcom
New 11. Nisenochigiri
8,558 New PSP Namco Bandai
10. 12. Tomodachi Collection 8,167 3,397,873 DS Nintendo
09. 13. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd 7,933 322,254 PSP SEGA
11. 14. Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle 7,485 193,555 DS Namco Bandai
12. 15. Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory 7,429 237,521 Wii Square Enix
15. 16. Wii Fit Plus 7,275 2,045,268 Wii Nintendo
22. 17. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best) 7,011 400,520 PSP Capcom
03. 18. Super Dimensional Game Neptune 6,896 29,471 PS3 Compile Heart
14. 19. Tetris Game Party Premium 6,258 42,375 DS Hudson
17 20. Mario Kart Wii 6,142 2,914,811 Wii Nintendo


Since Media-Create’s own software rankings chart isn’t available yet, we’ll be following up this post with more data if anything stands out from the full chart upon its release on Friday.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.