PSP breaches 10 million sales in Japan; Monster Hunter dominates all-time chart

PSP-3000 - Image 1Last month, Sony announced that they’ve sold about 10 million PSP units to Japanese retail. That figure, however, doesn’t account for actual sales from the consumer. Today, we find out that that number has been breached. The PSP in its entire lifetime in Japan has indeed sold over 10 million units – and hey!, ever wondered the all-time best selling titles are in Japan? Hit the jump for lots of big numbers!

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It’s been over three and a half years now since the PSP has been released in Japan. And just last month, Sony announced that they’ve shipped some 10 million units of PSP to Japan retail. Now coming from Famitsu, actual sales totalled from the period of December 12, 2004 to August 24, 2008 have been tallied.

As of last counting, they’ve gotten 10,005,546 PSP units sold, to be exact. That’s a lot of PSPs!

The numbers are consistent – Media Create reports that the PSP sells anywhere between 40 to 60 thousand units per week in Japan, and with the PSP-3000 announced, there’s little doubt that PSP sales would end there either.

As for software, Capcom‘s dominating the PSP lifetime charts with their Monster Hunter Portable series, with Crisis Core sitting on third place, thus preventing the trilogy from getting a Top 3 sweep.

Meanwhile, Phantasy Star Portable, being the game with the shortest lifetime out of the top five, managed to just sneak into the all-time list – that’s definitely saying something, compared to all the other games that have been released out there since the PSP’s launch. Check it out:

  1. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 2,396,642 units since March 27, 2008
  2. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom) – 1,706,387 units since Feb 22, 2007
  3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Sqaure Enix) – 790,795 units since Sept 13, 2007
  4. Monster Hunter Portable (Capcom) – 668,964 units since Dec 1, 2005
  5. Phantasy Star Portable (Sega) – 545,242 units since July 31, 2008

Download: Phantasy Star Portable demo (Japan)

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