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Another Century's Episode Portable Usurps Monster Hunter On Japanese Charts

Namco Bandai's mech title Another Century's Episode Portable usurped long-time sales leader Monster Hunter Portable 3 on the Japanese weekly sales charts, reports tracking firm Media Create.
Namco Bandai's Another Century's Episode Portable usurped long-time sales leader Monster Hunter Portable 3 on the Japanese weekly sales charts, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended January 16, Namco's PSP mech action title led the charts with 70,217 units sold in its first week, while Capcom's monster-hunting title sold 68,274 units, down roughly 50 percent from last week. Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country Returns rounded out the top three, and Level 5's Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard jumped from number six to number four. Namco Bandai's PSP dating sim AKB1/48: If I loved an Idol returned to the top 10 at number five, followed by Arc System Works' 2D fighter Arcana Heart 3 at number six. Nintendo titles Wii Party and Pokemon Black/White slipped down the charts and fell to numbers seven and eight, respectively. The PS3 version of Bioware and Microsoft Game Studios' Mass Effect 2 made its debut this week, and landed at number 15 with 8,864 units sold. Titles falling from the top 10 this week include Square Enix's The 3rd Birthday and SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light, and Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended January 16, 2011.
LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1Another Century's Episode PortableNamco BandaiPSP70,217
12Monster Hunter Freedom 3CapcomPSP68,274
23Donkey Kong Country ReturnsNintendoWii29,412
64Ni no Kuni: The Ebony WizardLevel 5DS19,020
145AKB1/48: If I loved an IdolNamco BandaiPSP18,616
NEW6Arcana Heart 3Arc System WorksPS317,219
37Wii PartyNintendoWii15,986
48Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon Co.DS15,542
79Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3Namco BandaiPS312,804
510Mario Sports MixNintendoWii12,173
911The 3rd BirthdaySquare EnixPSP10,572
1612Magician's Quest: The Merchant’s Store of SorceryKonamiDS10,211
813SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or LightSquare EnixDS9,772
1714Wii Fit PlusNintendoWii9,275
NEW15Mass Effect 2Microsoft Game StudiosXbox 3608,864
1216Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii8,511
1017New Super Mario Bros. WiiNintendoWii8,114
1118Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus)NintendoWii8,053
2719World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011KonamiPSP7,764
2920Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition)Square EnixPS37,586

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