This Week In Unseen Sales: What Did PSP Owners Buy During Christmas Week?


    Poor Frontier Gate didn’t make it into the top-20 sales chart during the week of its release. Instead, Media-Create’s top-50 report today reveals that Konami’s turn-based Monster Hunter-inspired PSP title debuted at the #26 position.


    Still, the PSP itself sold an impressive 100,000 units the same week,even outselling the PlayStation Vita. Additionally, while a bunch of PSP owners bought Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha (about 57k sold), they picked up other PSP titles, too. So, what else did they buy?


    #22. PowerPro Baseball 2011 Ketteiban (Konami) – New

    #24. The Little Battlers Boost (Level 5)

    #25. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Konami)

    #26. Frontier Gate (Konami) – New


    (For reference, Mario Kart Wii, which was at #20, sold 43,752 copies)


    That’s three Konami games, so I guess that makes them the unseen PSP champions of Christmas. Meanwhile, Vita software wasn’t as encouraging, but it is interesting to see which titles managed to stay in the top-50:


    #37. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational

    #40. Uncharted: Golden Abyss

    #44. Dynasty Warriors Next

    #49. Lord of Apocalypse

    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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