This Week In Sales: Tales Of Monster Hunters



    Let’s cut to the chase. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for the PSP released on December 1st, putting it two days after the start of this week’s sales chart, which represents sales from November 29th – December 5th, 2010. How did it do?


    Media-Create’s figures say Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sold 1,950,717 units in its first five days on the market. That’s more or less selling out its first-week shipment of 2 million units, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that follows the series.


    Meanwhile, Tales of Graces F also released the same week and debuted at 215,187 units. Another interesting point to note is that Konami’s Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery continues to cling on to the charts for dear life, and is now at over 100k units sold.


    The top-20 for the week of November 29th – December 5th is as follows:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Monster Hunter Portable  3rd1,950,717NewPSPCapcom
    New02.Tales of Graces F215,187NewPS3Namco Bandai
    03.03.Mario Sports Mix59,007143,991WiiNintendo
    New04.Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem57,474NewDSNintendo
    01.05.Gran Turismo 555,682486,389PS3Sony
    05.06.Pokémon Black/White54,8484,548,954DSNintendo
    04.07.Super Mario All-Stars Collector’s Edition45,904659,319WiiNintendo
    New08.Momotarou Dentetsu World45,126NewDSHudson
    New09.Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO36,856NewPSPNamco Bandai
    New10.Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO35,132NewWiiNamco Bandai
    10.11.Wii Party30,9001,263,462WiiNintendo
    New12.Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Everyone’s Party Sandaime29,328NewWiiNamco Bandai
    07.13.Super Fossil Fighters22,51191,534DSNintendo
    11.14.Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery22,091109,613DSKonami
    02.15.Super Robot Wars L19,556148,610DSNamco Bandai
    18.16.Kirby’s Epic Yarn18,278231,773WiiNintendo
    13.17.Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus)18,14661,655WiiNintendo
    22.19.Mario Kart Wii14,2073,001,325WiiNintendo
    New20.Penguin no Mondai: The World14,046NewDSKonami


    Sales data sourced 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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