Japanese Charts: Monster Hunter 3 Dethrones Dragon Quest IX, Gears 2 Debuts

After a blistering entry onto Japanese software charts that pushed sales to over 3 million units, Dragon Quest IX dropped a spot to accommodate a new weekly leader, Monster Hunter 3 for Wii, Japanese tracking firm Media Create said Thursday.

Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 action role-playing game sold 520,000 during the week ended August 2. The game launched on August 1.

Monster Hunter 3 is the latest in a series that has proven tremendously popular in Japan. It's also the first time that the franchise has appeared on a Nintendo platform. It's best known for previous iterations that appeared on PlayStation 2 and PSP.

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SuperStrokey11233124d ago

Those are some big numbers wow!

Good to see gears doing we as well as its a good game and deserves to do well.