According to data compiled by ASCII Corporation, Pokemon Black Version and Pokemon White Version for DS and the PSP were the best selling software and hardware in Japan this year.
Pokemon Black and Pokemon White for DS sold 4.73 million units collectively in 2010, followed by Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for PSP with 3.16 million in sales.
The success of Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable 3rd helped push the PlayStation Portable slightly ahead of the DS in 2010 - but not by much. The PSP (in various formats and including special software bundles) sold 2.73 million units in 2010, followed by the Nintendo DS (multiple SKU's) with 2.72 million in sales.
Compared to 2009, the PSP was up by around 600,000 units, while every other platform declined. The DS took the biggest hit, with a decline of around 1 million units compared to 2009 numbers. The rest of the platforms declined by around 100,000 units or more. Full lists below:
Software: Pokemon Black/Pokemon White for DS - 4,734,064 units
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for PSP - 3,163,750 units
New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 1,692,401 units
Wii Party - 1,385,541 units
Dragon Quest VI for DS - 1,354,841 units
Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 for DS - 1,305,750 units
Tomodachi Collection for DS - 1,112,298 units
Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Wii - 931,534 units
Inazuma Eleven 3 Snake/Bomber for DS - 930,580 units
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep for PSP - 844,980 units
Hardware:PSP: 2,729,718 units
DS: 2,719,544 units
Wii: 1,592,563 units
PS3: 1,542,258 units
360: 231,258 units
PS2: 83,030 units
Source: ASCII Corp.
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