The week of January 17th – 23rd saw the release of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, finally ending the Birth by Sleep chapter of the series. (Then again…) Birth by Sleep Final Mix moved 77,000 copies, taking the place of Another Century’s Episode Portable at #1, above Monster Hunter Portable 3rd at #2.


Another Century’s Episode, in the mean time, saw itself bumped down all the way to #11 in the span of a single week. Two new Namco Bandai releases in the form of Kaiju Busters Powered and Venus & Braves, along with consistent top-ten regulars like Donkey Kong Country Returns and Pokémon Black/White dominated the first half of the week’s sales chart.


Also in the top-ten was Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World – The Ogre, which shot up all the way from #28 to #7. A new shipment, perhaps? Also making its return from beyond the top-20 was Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Everyone’s Party Sandaime.


The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix77,317NewPSPSquare Enix
02.02.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd43,1964,094,939PSPCapcom
03.03.Donkey Kong Country Returns20,411754,679WiiNintendo
New04.Kaiju Busters Powered17,989NewDSNamco Bandai
05.05.AKB 1/48 Fall In Love With An Idol12,765351,943PSPNamco Bandai
04.06.Ni no Kuni: The Jet-Black Sorcerer12,608451,152DSLevel 5
28.07.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World – The Ogre12,386377,913DSLevel 5
08.08.Pokémon Black/White12,1155,039,984DSNintendo
07.09.Wii Party10,6251,756,646WiiNintendo
New10.Venus & Braves10,563NewPSPNamco Bandai
01.11.Another Century’s Episode Portable9,07179,288PSPNamco Bandai
New12.Momotaro Electric Railway: The Great Gathering of Heroes – Sengoku ・ Meiji8,925NewWiiHudson
12.13.Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery7,495314,612DSKonami
10.14.Mario Sports Mix7,238553,472WiiNintendo
18.15.Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus)6,987261,814WiiNintendo
19.16.Pro Evolution Soccer 20116,904145,751PSPKonami
23.17.Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Everyone’s Party Sandaime6,484169,299WiiNamco Bandai
16.18.Mario Kart Wii6,2733,145,579WiiNintendo
New19.Loveable Zombie6,187NewDSChunsoft
New20.Little Charo travels in English!6,076NewDSNintendo


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.

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