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Japanese Sales Charts: Monster Hunter 4 Opens With Over 1.7 Million Sold, Killzone: Mercenary at 4,300

September 18, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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It turns out that bringing Monster Hunter 4 to the Nintendo 3DS has been a very lucrative move for Capcom and Nintendo as the latest game in the long running series opened to sales of over 1.7 million. Obviously, this was the highest selling game of the week, with the second place title, AKB1/149: Love Election on PS3, moving 27,052 copies.

As for hardware, the PS3 dropped to 12,146, the PS Vita dropped yet again to 6,020 (I guess they’re waiting for the 2000?), and the PSP was right behind the Vita with 5,449.

Here’s the top 20 selling games in Japan between September 9th – 15th, according to Media Create:

  1. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 1,715,060
  2. AKB1/149: Love Election (PS3) – 27,052
  3. Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue (PSP) – 15,297
  4. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS) – 10,530
  5. Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 (PSP) – 10,343
  6. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) – 9,428
  7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (PS3) – 8,906
  8. DIsney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS) – 8,822
  9. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3) – 8,252
  10. Youkai Watch (3DS) – 7,791
  11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 7,348
  12. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) – 5,352
  13. Killzone: Mercenary (PS Vita) – 4,304
  14. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 4,195
  15. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (PS Vita) – 3,969
  16. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PS3) – 3,566
  17. Puppeteer (PS3) – 3,503
  18. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) – 3,400
  19. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition (Wii) – 3,390
  20. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS) – 3,336

Are you at all surprised by the numbers of Monster Hunter 4? Let us know in the comments below.

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