By Ishaan . February 23, 2011 . 4:33pm
An Atlus game beating Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Yes, that’s exactly what happened last week when Catherine and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds went head-to-head on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Atlus’ platformer/puzzler/horror adventure game debuted at the top of last week’s sales chart at close to 142,000 units on the PlayStation 3, and nearly another 22,000 units on the Xbox 360 further down the chart. According to a post on Japanese site, Ketai Watch, Atlus’ initial expectations for the game were 150,000 units. How the game holds up in terms of numbers in next week’s chart should be interesting to see, as the Nintendo 3DS barrage hits Japan this Saturday.
Speaking of holding up, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is doing just that, with yet another impressive lot of copies moved last week. Portable 3rd sold nearly 40,000 units during the week, and while it won’t reach Pokémon Black/White’s numbers any time soon, it most certainly is well on its way to being as significant a brand in Japan.
Finally, at the bottom of the chart is Ni no Kuni, clinging on in the top-20 for yet another week. While the game still isn’t close to selling out its 600,000 unit shipment, it does seem to be selling consistently at its lower price. The Last Story, unfortunately, didn’t make the week’s top-20.
The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||02.||Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds||67,187||New||PS3||Capcom|
|02.||03.||Samurai Warriors 3Z||58,089||266,637||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|03.||04.||Monster Hunter Portable 3rd||39,727||4,289,349||PSP||Capcom|
|01.||05.||Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3||26,504||248,572||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||06.||Two Worlds II||24,324||New||PS3||Ubisoft|
|New||08.||Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds||13,779||New||360||Capcom|
|New||09.||Hakuouki: Zuisouroku DS||13,373||New||DS||Idea Factory|
|04.||10.||Ace Attorney Investigations 2||13,186||176,362||DS||Capcom|
|08.||11.||Donkey Kong Country Returns||10,824||817,181||Wii||Nintendo|
|06.||12.||Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends||9,638||32,236||Wii||Tecmo Koei|
|New||14.||DJ Max Portable 3||8,990||New||PSP||CyberFront|
|New||15.||Two Worlds II||8,225||New||360||Ubisoft|
|05.||16.||Kenka Bancho 5||8,193||109,543||PSP||Spike|
|07.||17.||Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare||7,861||29,580||PS3||Take Two|
|18.||19.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2011||6,312||176,788||PSP||Konami|
|19.||20.||Ni no Kuni: The Jet-Black Sorcerer||6,174||481,003||DS||Level 5|