This Week In Sales: Atlus vs. Capcom: Fate of Two Games


    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:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New02.Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds67,187NewPS3Capcom
    02.03.Samurai Warriors 3Z58,089266,637PS3Tecmo Koei
    03.04.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd39,7274,289,349PSPCapcom
    01.05.Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 326,504248,572PSPNamco Bandai
    New06.Two Worlds II24,324NewPS3Ubisoft
    New08.Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds13,779New360Capcom
    New09.Hakuouki: Zuisouroku DS13,373NewDSIdea Factory
    04.10.Ace Attorney Investigations 213,186176,362DSCapcom
    08.11.Donkey Kong Country Returns10,824817,181WiiNintendo
    06.12.Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends9,63832,236WiiTecmo Koei
    11.13.Pokémon Black/White9,5025,081,369DSNintendo
    New14.DJ Max Portable 38,990NewPSPCyberFront
    New15.Two Worlds II8,225New360Ubisoft
    05.16.Kenka Bancho 58,193109,543PSPSpike
    07.17.Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare7,86129,580PS3Take Two
    13.18.Wii Party7,4721,794,813WiiNintendo
    18.19.Pro Evolution Soccer 20116,312176,788PSPKonami
    19.20.Ni no Kuni: The Jet-Black Sorcerer6,174481,003DSLevel 5


    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.