The week of January 10th – January 16th saw Monster Hunter Portable 3rd removed from its #1 spot on the charts after more than a month…by Another Century’s Episode Portable. Namco’s mech game moved 70,000 units, narrowly beating out Portable 3rd’s sales for the week.
For those watching the Pokémon vs. Monster Hunter duel, an interesting point to note is that Portable 3rd’s 7th week sales are nearly identical to Pokémon Black/White’s. However, Black/White debuted at much higher numbers in their first week, so they’re still ahead by a million units.
Arcana Heart 3 (PS3) released the same week as well, and managed to move 17,000 units, debuting at #6 on the chart. The only other new release that made it into the top-20 was Mass Effect 2, published by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 at #15.
The rest of the chart shows long-tailed sellers like Nintendo’s line of older games tapering off gradually as the holiday effect continues to wear off. New releases such as Donkey Kong Country Returns, however, are still going relatively strong in comparison.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Another Century’s Episode Portable||70,217||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|01.||02.||Monster Hunter Portable 3rd||68,274||4,051,743||PSP||Capcom|
|05.||03.||Donkey Kong Country Returns||29,412||734,268||Wii||Nintendo|
|06.||04.||Ni no Kuni: The Jet-Black Sorcerer||19,020||438,544||DS||Level 5|
|14.||05.||AKB 1/48 Fall In Love With An Idol||18,616||339,178||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||06.||Arcana Heart 3||17,219||New||PS3||Arc System Works|
|07.||09.||Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3||12,804||331,682||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|05.||10.||Mario Sports Mix||12,173||546,234||Wii||Nintendo|
|09.||11.||The 3rd Birthday||10,572||223,433||PSP||Square Enix|
|16.||12.||Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery||10,211||307,117||DS||Konami|
|08.||13.||SaGa 3: Ruler of Space-Time – Shadow or Light||9,772||37,116||DS||Square Enix|
|07.||14.||Wii Fit Plus||9,275||2,232,218||Wii||Nintendo|
|New||15.||Mass Effect 2||8,864||New||360||Microsoft|
|12.||16.||Mario Kart Wii||8,511||3,139,306||Wii||Nintendo|
|10.||17.||New Super Mario Bros. Wii||8,114||4,210,586||Wii||Nintendo|
|11.||18.||Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus)||8,053||254,827||Wii||Nintendo|
|27.||19.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2011||7,764||138,846||PSP||Konami|
|29.||20.||Call of Duty: Black Ops (dubbed version)||7,586||65,104||PS3||Square Enix|