• Phantasy Star Portable Drops to Second in Third Week

    LotusCharts has released the Media Create numbers for the week of August 11th to the 17th.* PSP has dropped a mere one spot:


    1. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 137,000 / 480,000
    2. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable (SEGA) 74,000 / 564,000
    3. [NDS] Dragon Quest V (Square Enix) 74,000 /1,092,000
    4. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) 47,000 /2,516,000
    5. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 36,000 /1,692,000
    6. [NDS] Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and (Nintendo) 35,000 / 180,000
    7. [NDS] Band Brothers DX (Nintendo) 24,000 / 280,000
    8. [NDS] Drum Island??? (NamcoBandai) 20,000 / 282,000
    9. [PS2] Power Pros 15 (Konami) 19,000 / 161,000
    10. [WII] WarioLand Shake (Nintendo) 18,000 / 76,000


    Tales of Vesperia for 360 is actually right behind this list at #11.* Interestingly enough, it has actually caused Japan to run out of 360s.* Getting back to relevance, Phantasy Star Portable is on the verge of becoming the 5th best selling PSP title in Japan.* It's heading towards knocking off Hot Shots Golf, which is actually the only first party title in the top 5.* It would then be behind three Monster Hunter titles and Crisis Core.* There were barely any releases this past week as much of Japan was on holiday.


    Here are the third week sales for the top three first week sellers on PSP (care of VGChartz):


    Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd G - 221,312
    Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd - 96,217
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - 61,831


    Comparing*these kinds of numbers, it seems that while Phantasy Star Portable didn't have quite as big a launch as these titles, the sales are continuing at a steady pace.


    As an aside, Sony has announced a new PSP revision.* Pictures of the initial three colors of this model can be found here.* It will be released later this year.* Those of you planning on picking up a PSP for Phantasy Star Portable may want to hold out until then.

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