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


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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. 287,829 New PS3 Capcom
New 02. Black Rock Shooter: The Game 105,277 New PSP Imageepoch
New 03. Mobile Suit Gundam: New Gihren’s Ambition 75,611 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 04. Samurai Warriors 3: Empires 70,254 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 05. Dynasty Warriors 7 Special 25,308 New PSP Tecmo Koei
01. 06. Rhythm Heaven 25,063 399,552 Wii Nintendo
02. 07. Monster Hunter Diary G 23,151 162,416 PSP Capcom
03. 08. Kirby: Mass Attack! 18,901 181,224 DS Nintendo
05. 09. Pokémon Rumble Blast 15,764 134,201 3DS Nintendo
07. 10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 13,423 348,964 3DS Nintendo
08. 11. Wii Sports Resort 12,760 515,086 Wii Nintendo
New 12. Suite PreCure: Melody Collection 12,567 New DS Namco Bandai
New 13. Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley 10,454 New PSP ASCII Media Works
New 14. Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Toki to Sekai no Meikyuu 10,156 New PSP Alchemist
10. 15. Toriko: Gourmet Survival 9,662 118,213 PSP Namco Bandai
09. 16. J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus 8,367 157,407 PSP Sega
12. 17. Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX 8,028 187,055 PSP Namco Bandai
New 18. Persona 3 Portable (PSP The Best) 7,176 New PSP Atlus
New 19. Uncharted 2 (PlayStation 3 The Best) 6,560 New PS3 Sony
20. 20. Pokémon Black/White 6,512 5,293,428 DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.