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Portal 2 Sees Decent Japanese Sales, Full Top 20 Chart Released

May 30, 2011 Written by Heath Hindman


Akiba’s Trip, a PSP game about stripping zombies in order to expose them to sunlight and kill them, is currently the best-selling game in Japan, says Media Create.

Perhaps the bigger news for the general game world is that an Xbox 360 game managed to chart, coming in the form of Portal 2 and its taking of the 19th spot. The PS3 version of the same game came in at number six. The ranking is much higher, but the number of units sold actually wasn’t in this case; only 2,000 units separate the two versions.

The female chest once again proves its ability to sell otherwise unmemorable software, as Dead or Alive Dimensions for the 3DS took second place, managing to outdo the top seller of the whole last month, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional.

Both versions of Namco Bandai’s mystery-solving adventure The Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya have managed to hang on as well, though this time around it’s the handheld version that ended up placing higher. Recently, PlayStation LifeStyle told you about Gungnir, which hit the charts at number four, as can be seen on the charts below.

1. Akiba’s Trip (PSP)
2. Dead or Alive Dimensions (3DS)
3. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (DS)
4. Gungnir (PSP)
5. Patapon 3 (PSP)
6. Portal 2 (PS3)
7. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP)
8. Wii Party (Wii)
9. Pokemon Black & White (DS)
10. Steel Diver (3DS)
11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PS3)
12. Super Robot Wars Z (PSP)
13. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP)
14. The Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya (PSP)
15. Elminage Original (PSP)
16. Mario Kart (Wii)
17. The Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya (PS3)
18. Final Promise Story (PSP)
19. Portal 2 (360)
20. Nintendogs + Cats (3DS)

What I think is funny is how Mario Kart Wii keeps charting. What longevity.

Anyone looking for a good first-person dungeon crawler might want to check out Elminage Original. You’ll need to be able to manage some Japanese, but if first-person dungeon crawling is your thing and you’d like it on a handheld, the Elminage series is solid. If you’ve never tried that RPG subgenre, try Atlus’s Class of Heroes, as that one did come out in English.