The PSP is Japan’s Best-Selling System in 2010 (or, Japan Loves Hunting Monsters)

Posted by Michael Sacco on Jan 2, 2011 in Videogames |

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

It should come as no surprise that Japan is bonkers about games involving hunting, collecting, and/or fighting monsters. But as it turns out, the country is so in love with monster-wranglin’ genre that even the flagging PSP can sell like hotcakes if the games are there! In fact, the PSP was the best-selling system of 2010 in Japan, due in large part to Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which sold over 3 million copies in its first two weeks of release. But even Monster Hunter’s sales were eclipsed by Pokemon Black/White, which helped the Nintendo DS into its spot as Japan’s #2 best-selling system.

Michael Sacco is a freelance editor and writer, currently working as senior editor at WoW Insider.

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