This Week In Sales: Tales Of Monster Hunters

By Ishaan . December 8, 2010 . 4:39pm


Let’s cut to the chase. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for the PSP released on December 1st, putting it two days after the start of this week’s sales chart, which represents sales from November 29th – December 5th, 2010. How did it do?


Media-Create’s figures say Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sold 1,950,717 units in its first five days on the market. That’s more or less selling out its first-week shipment of 2 million units, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that follows the series.


Meanwhile, Tales of Graces F also released the same week and debuted at 215,187 units. Another interesting point to note is that Konami’s Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery continues to cling on to the charts for dear life, and is now at over 100k units sold.


The top-20 for the week of November 29th – December 5th is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Monster Hunter Portable  3rd 1,950,717 New PSP Capcom
New 02. Tales of Graces F 215,187 New PS3 Namco Bandai
03. 03. Mario Sports Mix 59,007 143,991 Wii Nintendo
New 04. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem 57,474 New DS Nintendo
01. 05. Gran Turismo 5 55,682 486,389 PS3 Sony
05. 06. Pokémon Black/White 54,848 4,548,954 DS Nintendo
04. 07. Super Mario All-Stars Collector’s Edition 45,904 659,319 Wii Nintendo
New 08. Momotarou Dentetsu World 45,126 New DS Hudson
New 09. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO 36,856 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 10. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO 35,132 New Wii Namco Bandai
10. 11. Wii Party 30,900 1,263,462 Wii Nintendo
New 12. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Everyone’s Party Sandaime 29,328 New Wii Namco Bandai
07. 13. Super Fossil Fighters 22,511 91,534 DS Nintendo
11. 14. Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery 22,091 109,613 DS Konami
02. 15. Super Robot Wars L 19,556 148,610 DS Namco Bandai
18. 16. Kirby’s Epic Yarn 18,278 231,773 Wii Nintendo
13. 17. Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus) 18,146 61,655 Wii Nintendo
08. 18. Danganronpa 14,340 39,904 PSP Spike
22. 19. Mario Kart Wii 14,207 3,001,325 Wii Nintendo
New 20. Penguin no Mondai: The World 14,046 New DS Konami


Sales data sourced from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

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  • HarryHodd

    Great sales for the top two! Higher than expected for Graces f.

    • vadde939

      Definitely impressed by graces f sales. It managed to sell as much as the wii versions lifetime sales in only its first week.

      • hopefully with sales like that in japan it might inspire them to localize it, even if it does half the sales in NA that it does in japan thats got to be good enough scratch for the to bring it over

  • Tales of Graces F did better than I expected. :o

  • Like I thought GT5 in Japan may fall someone around MGS4 numbers. Sony’s only chance to get a game that can do what FF13 did. Is get a Monster Hunter on PS3 or a Dragon Quest game. Either way from a Japan only point of view. I know they expected that game to do way better than that!

    • Youre making it seem like GT5 is destined for low sales, it only lowered to number 5….

      • Yeah, but sales drops on it were pretty dramatic. From almost 500,000 to a little over 55,000 is a huge drop.

        • But we live in a real world that operates under dynamic and temporal conditions. Sales for such a prolific title will probably cease to subside quickly.

          • No! We live in a world of elves and fairies and talking bears who bring me vodka and onions!

  • Tales of graces F did better than tales of vesperia xbox :P pretty expected.
    I hope konami localize magician’s quest T.T

    • how obvious wildarms. Remember japan hates wester….I meant Xbox 360.

      • That’s why i said pretty expected :O

  • Not surprised at all by the Graces F sales. People had lame reasons for why the Wii version did so poorly, but it always seemed obvious to me it was just because most third-party Wii titles not called Monster Hunter (or Dragon Quest, which I think will do pretty well too) just won’t sell. Hopefully, it still does well next week. I’m not even going to get into how I hope this inspires Namco to localize it because, let’s face it, they won’t. So, it’ll just remain a pretty gem I view from afar until I learn enough Japanese to be able to play it.

    That is a pretty big drop for GT5, though.

    • Guest

      Yup launching a week before FFXIII is a lame reason. Not.

      • Two different systems. Launching the same week as Monster Hunter didn’t hurt Grace F’s sales, did it? So, yeah, people bringing up FFXIII are just making lame excuses.

        If the excuse was valid, we’d be seeing Graces F all the way down at the bottom of the chart, instead of at number two. Monster Hunter is arguably an even bigger franchise in Japan than FF, so if anything was going to kill the sales of a Tales game, it would’ve been that.

        Especially considering that this is just an enhanced port! So, the excuse is lame. Always was.

  • Well Tales of Graces F is a more good game than Mario Sports Mix? Thats kind of embarrassing for a Nintendo title to be bested by a port of a game that had less than stellar sells on a console with lower units of hardware on the market. Truly shows that power is awesome.

    Epic Yawn is struggling to sell.

    • EDIT: Nevermind.

      The “Truly shows that power is awesome. ” part is still lol though.

    • Guest

      Dead lord….you can’t be serious..

    • epy

      What is this I dont even…

  • PrinceHeir

    good to see Tales is doing good in Japan but outside of japan? nobody knows.

    Monster Hunter is no surprise at all. it’s like the PSP’s Pokemon.

    • Apollokids

      I would love to gut Pokemon and incorporate their parts into clothing. Maybe a Charizard scale vest. Blastoise hide jeans. and Pikachu svelte sneakers. Old school and trend intersect.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Glad to see SRW L still sticking around in the top 20, although I doubt it will still be there next week.

  • “Didn’t do as good as Monster Hunter, not localizing.”

    And that is the sad sobering truth about Bamco’s reach of excuses, as quoted by a friend of mine.

    It’s pretty cool though that Graces F did decently despite Monster Hunter’s release– even if there literally is no comparison to the sales. At the least though, there’s no comparison to it and the Sports Mix!

    Kinda nice to see Kamen Rider selling decently, all things considered.

  • Dimentionalist

    Hey, sure would be nice if Namco gave American gamers a shot at Graces f, too!

    • Based on the sales of previous titles, in America it would probably only do a fifth of what Japan saw, and I doubt we would get all the DLC Costumes :(

      • HarryHodd

        Previous titles on the PS3? You can’t draw your conclusions based on other consoles.

  • I find it alarming how the gap between big and small titles keeps growing. We lost so many developers already.
    While this week’s genre variety is good, the actual numbers and (few) publishers listed are not encouraging for me.

  • Well no surprise at Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. It’s joined the likes of Dragon Quest, Pokemon and Final Fantasy as near-guaranteed to sell at least a million copies on it’s first week of release. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it capture the Christmas #1 spot either…Hell I’m somewhat expecting it.

  • Souji Tendou

    See….? I think my pessimism is correct, GT5 won’t sells over 1 million in Japan. That’s…………. kinda sad.

    As for ToGf, bah, weak sales BaMco. I hope you’ll finally learn but eh, I doubt you will though.

    • So in 2 or 3 years when we look at GT5 having over a 1lmn units in Japan, we will come back and refer to this statement. I think its difficult to believe that it wont get over 1 mln.

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