Monster Hunter was most-sold game in Japan last year

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 20:14 GMT

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Surprising precisely no one, Famitsu figures have shown Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G was the most-bought game in Japan last year, with 2,452,111 copies of Capcom’s PSP adventure moved.

Eight out of the top ten games for the year were first-party Nintendo products, the only other third-party publisher game making the big leagues being Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride from Square at 1,176,082 units sold.

Get the full top 100 after the break, courtesy of NeoGAF.

01. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) 2,452,111
02. [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon) 2,187,337
03. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) 2,149,131 / 2,967,297
04. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 2,003,315
05. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 1,747,113
06. [NDS] Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo) 1,350,671
07. [NDS] Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (Square Enix) 1,176,082
08. [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) 895,302
09. [NDS] Kirby Super Star Ultra (Nintendo) 855,427
10. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo) 841,736 / 3,306,470

11. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Konami) 686,254
12. [PSP] Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Square Enix) 660,262
13. [NDS] Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (Pokemon) 636,777
14. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable (Sega) 633,954
15. [NDS] Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel (Level 5) 628,143
16. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) 621,890 / 3,317,318
17. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo) 602,625 / 2,593,294
18. [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo) 599,621 / 1,832,265
19. [NDS] Wagamama Fashion: Girl’s Mode (Nintendo) 549,348
20. [PS2] Super Robot Taisen Z (Bandai Namco) 480,093

21. [NDS] Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (Bandai Namco) 444,133
22. [NDS] Chrono Trigger (Square Enix) 433,988
23. [NDS] DS Bimoji Training (Nintendo) 425,272
24. [NDS] Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (Nintendo) 424,477
25. [PS2] Warriors Orochi 2 (Koei) 411,019
26. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) 377,034 / 5,372,187
27. [NDS] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) 376,632
28. [PSP] Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam (Bandai Namco) 357,783
29. [NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo) 338,531 / 4,852,053
30. [WII] Wii Music (Nintendo) 323,882

31. [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom) 310,012
32. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami) 297,896
33. [PS2] Persona 4 (Atlus) 294,214
34. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (Konami) 286,901
35. [NDS] Derby Stallion DS (Enterbrain) 286,682
36. [PS2] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Bandai Namco) 277,182
37. [PS3] Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (Sega) 270,438
38. [WII] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo) 256,832 / 1,310,766
39. [NDS] Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo) 252,309
40. [PSP] Gundam Battle Universe (Bandai Namco) 252,092

41. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Bandai Namco) 251,083
42. [NDS] Professor Layton and the Devil’s Box (Level 5) 250,616 / 865,954
43. [NDS] Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon! (Bandai Namco) 245,829 / 524,827
44. [WII] Deca Sports (Hudson) 241,701
45. [NDS] Bokura wa Kaseki Holder (Nintendo) 240,176
46. [NDS] Little Magicians Magic Adventure (Konami) 233,449
47. [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) 231,056 / 594,157
48. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2 (Capcom) 230,499 / 1,720,397
49. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven (Level 5) 229,011
50. [WII] Link’s Crossbow Training (Nintendo) 227,621

51. [NDS] Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (Pokemon) 227,226 / 5,624,430
52. [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 Prologue: Spec III (SCE) 223,837
53. [PS2] Dynasty Warriors 6 (Koei) 223,328 / 555,496
54. [NDS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness (Pokemon) 215,513 / 1,472,029
55. [PS2] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 (Konami) 213,551
56. [NDS] Tokoton Kanji Brain (IE Institute) 213,088 / 324,351
57. [WII] Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Bandai Namco) 212,408
58. [NDS] Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (Nintendo) 209,812 / 939,125
59. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (Bandai Namco) 206,438
60. [WII] Mario Super Sluggers (Nintendo) 204,553

61. [PS3] White Knight Chronicles (SCE) 203,033
62. [PS2] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (Konami) 199,789
63. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, PSP the Best (Capcom) 199,117
64. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) 197,422 / 945,106
65. [PS2] J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship (Konami) 196,788
66. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom) 195,779
67. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami) 190,140
68. [NDS] Dragon Ball DS (Bandai Namco) 185,229
69. [NDS] Brain Age 2 (Nintendo) 184,560 / 4,967,131
70. [NDS] Ganbaru Watashi no Kakei Diary (Nintendo) 180,563 / 550,022

71. [NDS] Tottadoo! Yoiko no Mujintou Seikatsu (Bandai Namco) 179,007
72. [NDS] Tales of Hearts: CG Movie Edition/Anime Movie Edition (Bandai Namco) 176,526
73. [NDS] Quiz Magic Academy (Konami) 175,636
74. [NDS] Final Fantasy IV (Square Enix) 175,388 / 622,475
75. [NDS] Ryuusei no RockMan 3: Black Ace/Red Joker (Capcom) 174,426
76. [PSP] Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou – Axis no Kyoui (Bandai Namco) 174,107
77. [PSP] Super Robot Taisen A Portable (Bandai Namco) 171,475
78. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (Bandai Namco) 163,010
79. [NDS] Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Level 5) 162,839 / 928,597
80. [PSP] Warriors Orochi (Koei) 162,403

81. [NDS] Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (Square Enix) 161,783 / 1,214,610
82. [360] Tales of Vesperia (Bandai Namco) 161,070
83. [NDS] SimCity DS 2: Kodai kara Mirai e Tsuduku Machi (EA) 159,245
84. [NDS] Penguin no Mondai: Saikyou Penguin Densetsu! (Konami) 154,987
85. [NDS] Tamagotchi Kira Kira Omisecchi (Bandai Namco) 154,939
86. [NDS] Bokujou Monogatari: Kira Kira Taiyou to Nakama Tachi (Marvelous) 154,525
87. [PSP] Macross Ace Frontier (Bandai Namco) 149,131
88. [PSP] Yuusha no Namaikida 2 (SCE) 146,767
89. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard (Atlus) 145,421
90. [PSP] Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution (Square Enix) 143,424

91. [NDS] Nintendogs (Nintendo) 142,591 / 1,850,984
92. [PS2] Tales of Destiny: Director’s Cut (Bandai Namco) 142,301
93. [PS3] Valkyria Chronicles (Sega) 141,589
94. [NDS] Brain Age (Nintendo 140,992 / 3,750,890
95. [PS2] Suzumiya Haruhi no Tomadoi (Bandai Namco) 139,425
96. [NDS] Saka-Tsuku DS: Touch and Direct (Sega) 137,051
97. [NDS] Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (Square Enix) 136,948
98. [PS2] Ryu ga Gotoku 2, PlayStation 2 the Best (Sega) 136,809 / 201,866
99. [NDS] Zaidan Houjin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Kounin: KanKen DS 2 + Jouyou Kanji Jiten (Rocket Company) 136,750 / 297 873
100. [PS2] Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami) 135,128 / 680,152

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