The week of January 3rd – 9th saw individual sales numbers on the top-20 chart drop even further than last week, as the holiday spirit cooled off and the market settled back into its familiar trend.


Pokémon Black/White are now past 5 million units sold as expected, and show no signs of coming to a standstill any time soon. We remain curious to see if the release of the Nintendo 3DS in February has any impact at all on the two games.


Meanwhile, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, still at the top spot, and almost at 4 million units, is now very much in Pokémon territory. The question of how the mainline Monster Hunter and Pokémon games will look in comparison to each other a year or so from now is suddenly very valid.


The only new release in the top-twenty for the week was SaGa 3: Ruler of Space-Time – Shadow or Light, debuting modestly at #8, with 27,000 units sold. The top-twenty chart in its entirety is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Monster Hunter Portable  3rd133,5623,983,469PSPCapcom
03.02.Donkey Kong Country Returns66,551704,856WiiNintendo
05.03.Wii Party53,1441,730,035WiiNintendo
06.04.Pokémon Black/White45,5905,012,327DSNintendo
05.05.Mario Sports Mix40,123534,061WiiNintendo
07.06.Ni no Kuni: The Jet-Black Sorcerer37,237419,524DSLevel 5
10.07.Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 330,128318,878PS3Namco Bandai
New08.SaGa 3: Ruler of Space-Time – Shadow or Light27,344NewDSSquare Enix
09.09.The 3rd Birthday22,279212,861PSPSquare Enix
14.10.New Super Mario Bros. Wii24,8884,202,472WiiNintendo
11.11.Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus)23,020246,774WiiNintendo
15.12.Mario Kart Wii21,2303,130,795WiiNintendo
08.13.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World – The Ogre20,968359,382DSLevel 5
04.14.AKB 1/48 Fall In Love With An Idol20,768320,562PSPNamco Bandai
12.15.Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem20,325281,925DSNintendo
13.16.Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery19,406296,905DSKonami
23.17.Wii Fit Plus17,1282,222,943WiiNintendo
16.18.Super Mario All-Stars Collector’s Edition17,077820,530WiiNintendo
18.19.Super Fossil Fighters16,551255,277DSNintendo
19.20.Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Everyone’s Party Sandaime15,381155,670WiiNamco Bandai


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media-Create.


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