Xbox 360 Monster Hunter Leads Japanese Chart

Xbox 360 Monster Hunter Leads Japanese Chart

Xbox 360 title Monster Hunter Frontier Online debuted atop the Japanese software chart during the week ended June 27.

A port of 2007′s PC MMO, the subscription-based game moved 93,000 units in its first week, according to sales data from Media Create (via Andriasang).

Siliconera reports that the title comes with a free 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership and a code for 30 days of free online play. After the free trial period, a 30 day subscription to Monster Hunter Frontier Online costs 1,400 yen (£10.60 / $16). The site notes that the monthly fee is less than that for Monster Hunter Tri on Wii, but on a par with the PC version of Frontier.

The game also released on the same day that Microsoft launched the new slim Xbox 360 in Japan and cut the price of older models, so it should be interesting to see if these factors had a notable impact on hardware sales when the data’s made public tomorrow.

New releases took seven spots on the weekly top ten, including Konami’s DS title Love Plus + in second place and Gust’s Atelier Totori: Alchemist Of Arland 2 for PS3 in third.

01. Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Capcom, Xbox 360) – 93,000 / New
02. Love Plus + (Konami, DS) – 84,000 / New
03. Atelier Totori: Alchemist Of Arland 2 (Gust, PS3) – 54,000 / New
04. Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 3rd Story (Konami, DS) – 52,000 / New
05. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii) – 42,000 / 614,000
06. Hatsune Miku Project DVIA Value Version (Sega, PSP) – 29,000 / New
07. White Album: Tsuzurareru Fuyu no Omoide (AquaPlus, PS3) – 26,000 / New
08. Starry Sky In Spring Portable (Honeybee / PSP) – 22,000 (New)
09. Ghost Trick (Capcom, DS) – 20,000 / 44,000
10. Painting Classroom DS (Nintendo, DS – 20,000 / 41,000

Japanese sales history