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:


    LwTwTitleTw. SalesTot. SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura256,076NewPSPCapcom
    New02.Ace Combat: Joint Assault57,785NewPSPNamco Bandai
    02.03.Wii Party54,673859,733WiiNintendo
    01.04.Another Century’s Episode: R28,354248,203PS3Namco Bandai
    New05.Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable
    24,469NewPSPIdea Factory
    04.06.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber12,889810,718DSLevel 5
    07.07.Super Mario Galaxy 211,977795,602WiiNintendo
    08.08.Art Academy10,301148,759DSNintendo
    06.09.Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X9,371161,875PSPNamco Bandai
    05.10.Sengoku Basara 38,834361,452PS3Capcom
    8,558NewPSPNamco Bandai
    10.12.Tomodachi Collection8,1673,397,873DSNintendo
    09.13.Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd7,933322,254PSPSEGA
    11.14.Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle7,485193,555DSNamco Bandai
    12.15.Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory7,429237,521WiiSquare Enix
    15.16.Wii Fit Plus7,2752,045,268WiiNintendo
    22.17.Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best)7,011400,520PSPCapcom
    03.18.Super Dimensional Game Neptune6,89629,471PS3Compile Heart
    14.19.Tetris Game Party Premium6,25842,375DSHudson
    1720.Mario Kart Wii6,1422,914,811WiiNintendo


    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 a contributing writer at 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.

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