Japanese People Buy My Little Sister

June 11, 2012Written by Heath Hindman

Japan loves Dragon Quest, and has been enamored with the classic RPG series for 25 years. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the new, 3DS-based edition of its popular spinoff series Dragon Quest Monsters topped the sales charts last week. What might be surprising though, is that PSP title My Little Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Cute Portable is still hanging on. Three weeks ago, it made its sales debut in the top spot — yes, that’s another PSP game debuting at number one in Japan — and has hung around the top 20 this whole time. Usually, these dating sims or social awkwardness games have a nice opening but quickly fade out, with the occasional exception of Love Plus. Here’s the full top 20:

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry no Wonderland 3D
2. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma
3. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open
4. [WII] Mario Party 9
5. [3DS] Guild01
6. [PS3] Legend of the End of the Century Savior
7. [3DS] Super Mario Land 3D
8. [PSP] Scarlet Fragments 3 – Doors to Tomorrow
9. [3DS] Fire Emblem: Awakening
10. [3DS] Mario Kart 7
11. [PSP] Danger! Love Investigation Room
12. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 G
13. [PSP] Ah! My Prince’s Song: Debut
14. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
15. [360] Dragon’s Dogma
16. [WII] Wii Sports Resort
17. [PSP] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
18. [3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising
19. [PSP] Tsuyo Kiss 3 Gakki Portable
20. [PSP] My Little Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Cute Portable

Dragon’s Dogma holds the number two spot after arriving on top in its opening week. When you share DNA with Monster Hunter, that’s not very surprising. Hardware sales don’t have much to report, as the Vita held onto its current average of about 7,500 units sold and the 3DS saw the expected sales boost that only Dragon Quest can provide, selling 101 thousand systems.