Thursday, March 3, 2011

PSP Sequel Outsells all Those New 3DS Games

Andriasang has the latest charts from Japan and instead of one of the new 3DS launch games being on top, its the new Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity selling over 200,000 copies.



And just behind that is SD Gundam G Generation World, which sold 80,000 more than the third placed Professor Layton 3DS title.





Sure, the 3DS topped the hardware charts which is to be expected, but it looks like the PSP is taking over the PS3's mantle as the big hitter for games in Japan, which kind of dispels our notions of the Japanese just being a herd of Monster Hunting maniacs. Month after month, some title or other pops up to keep the PSP's momentum up, which has to be good, even if most of them will never make it over here.

As for the 3DS, well I guess it just means there was not one stand-out launch game that everyone felt they had to buy. Let's face it, when a Layton game is the biggest seller, you really do have a weak launch line-up. Something Sony should be noting frantically when it comes to their turn, and I've had a few ideas on that theme.

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