This Week In Sales: Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Roars Again

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    Period: The week of Aug 22nd – Aug 28th (2011)

    Top-seller: Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. – 287,829

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 60,781 | Total sales: 1,672,785

     

    Ports and updated re-releases are the sales stories of the week. Last week saw the release of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver., a PlayStation 3 port of the PSP game, in Japan. Portable 3rd HD Ver. sold 287,829 units in its first week on shelves and topped the software sales chart for the week.

     

    Following it at #2 was Black Rock Shooter: The Game with 105,277 copies sold. At #3 was Mobile Suit Gundam: New Gihren’s Ambition at 75,611 sold.

     

    Several other spots on the software sales chart were littered with new releases as well. Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley, an updated version of the original PSP visual novel adventure, also made its debut last week, as did updated ports of Samurai Warriors 3 and Dynasty Warriors 7.

     

    The complete top-20 chart for last week is as follows:

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver.287,829NewPS3Capcom
    New02.Black Rock Shooter: The Game105,277NewPSPImageepoch
    New03.Mobile Suit Gundam: New Gihren’s Ambition75,611NewPSPNamco Bandai
    New04.Samurai Warriors 3: Empires70,254NewPS3Tecmo Koei
    New05.Dynasty Warriors 7 Special25,308NewPSPTecmo Koei
    01.06.Rhythm Heaven25,063399,552WiiNintendo
    02.07.Monster Hunter Diary G23,151162,416PSPCapcom
    03.08.Kirby: Mass Attack!18,901181,224DSNintendo
    05.09.Pokémon Rumble Blast15,764134,2013DSNintendo
    07.10.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D13,423348,9643DSNintendo
    08.11.Wii Sports Resort12,760515,086WiiNintendo
    New12.Suite PreCure: Melody Collection12,567NewDSNamco Bandai
    New13.Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley10,454NewPSPASCII Media Works
    New14.Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Toki to Sekai no Meikyuu10,156NewPSPAlchemist
    10.15.Toriko: Gourmet Survival9,662118,213PSPNamco Bandai
    09.16.J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus8,367157,407PSPSega
    12.17.Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX8,028187,055PSPNamco Bandai
    New18.Persona 3 Portable (PSP The Best)7,176NewPSPAtlus
    New19.Uncharted 2 (PlayStation 3 The Best)6,560NewPS3Sony
    20.20.Pokémon Black/White6,5125,293,428DSNintendo

     

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and Geimin.net.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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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