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Japanese 3DS Software Sees Weekly Boost Following Hardware Price Cut

Following last week's Nintendo 3DS price cut in Japan, a handful of games for the device saw sales spikes in the country -- but a new Monster Hunter PSP game still captured the top spot for the week.

August 18, 2011

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Author: by Staff

Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Felyne Village G from Capcom and Pokemon Rumble Blast debuted at the top of the Japanese retail video game sales charts for the week ended August 14, according to Media Create. Pokemon Rumble Blast for 3DS, published by Pokemon Co., released on the back of the recent drastic Nintendo 3DS price cut, which helped propel the title to number two, selling 86,294 units. But topping that monster-centric game was Capcom's Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Felyne Village G for PSP, another new release that sold 98,269 units at Japanese retail. The 3DS price drop, which drove a major sales spike for the hardware, also seemed to help drive software sales, as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, released in June in Japan, re-entered the top 40 weekly game sales charts, making it to number six, with 31,772 units sold during the week. Nintendo last week cut the handheld console's price in Japan to ¥15,000, down from ¥25,000. Other 3DS games that saw boosts include Nintendo's Nintendogs + Cats, Bandai Namco's One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP and Nintendo's Star Fox 64 3D. The complete top 20 chart is shown below.

LW

TW

Title

Publisher

Platform

Weekly Sales

NEW

1

Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Felyne G

Capcom

PSP

98,269

NEW

2

Pokemon Rumble Blast

Pokemon Co.

3DS

86,294

4

3

Rhythm Heaven

Nintendo

Wii

63,590

2

4

Kirby Mass Attack

Nintendo

DS

52,173

NEW

5

Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat

Broccoli

PSP

32,180

29

6

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Nintendo

3DS

31,772

1

7

J-League Pro Soccer Club! 7: Euro +

Sega

PSP

30,291

3

8

Toriko: Gourmet Survival

Bandai Namco

PSP

28,147

8

9

Wii Sports Resort

Nintendo

Wii

20,524

6

10

Epic Mickey

Nintendo

Wii

15,536

5

11

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

Bandai Namco

DS

15,304

>40

12

Nintendogs + Cats

Nintendo

3DS

15,221

9

13

Taiko Drum Master Portable DX

Bandai Namco

PSP

14,224

>40

14

One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP

Bandai Namco

3DS

12,355

19

15

Wii Play: Motion

Nintendo

Wii

12,128

14

16

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011

Konami

PSP

10,871

15

17

Inazuma Eleven Strikers

Level-5

Wii

10,581

38

18

Star Fox 64 3D

Nintendo

3DS

10,579

21

19

Pokemon Black / White

Pokemon Co.

DS

10,164

12

20

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011

Konami

PS3

8,601

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