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Monster Hunter Dominates Japanese Charts With 2M Sold In First Week

Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom 3 topped the Japanese charts with two million units sold in its first week, more than two times all other titles in the top 20 combined.
Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom 3 topped the Japanese charts with two million units sold in its first week, more than two times all other titles in the top 20 combined, reports tracking firm Media Create. Capcom earlier this week released a statement announcing this latest title set a new sales record for the popular monster slaying action RPG franchise. For the week ended December 5, Namco Bandai's Tales of Graces F debuted at number two, selling 215,187 units in its first week. This update to the previously Wii-exclusive title features new story sequences, visuals, items, and abilities. Nintendo's puzzle platformer Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem hit number four at 57,474 units sold. Hudson's Momotaro Railway: World debuted at number eight, followed by Namco Bandai's Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes Os, which rounded out the top 10 at numbers nine and 10 for PSP and Wii, respectively. Other new titles on the Japanese charts this week include Namco Bandai's Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 and Konami's A Penguin's Troubles: The World for Nintendo DS. Below are Media Create's top 10 sales chart for the week ended December 5, 2010.
LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1Monster Hunter Freedom 3CapcomPSP1,950,717
NEW2Tales of Graces FNamco BandaiPS3215,187
33Mario Sports MixNintendoWii59,007
NEW4Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland MayhemNintendoDS57,474
15Gran Turismo 5SCEPS355,682
56Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon Co.DS54,848
47Super Mario All-Stars Limited EditionNintendoWii45,904
NEW8Momotaro Railway: WorldHudsonDS45,126
NEW9Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OsNamco BandaiPSP36,856
NEW10Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OsNamco BandaiWii35,132
NEW11Wii PartyNintendoWii30,900
NEW12Taiko Drum Master Wii 3Namco BandaiWii29,328
713Super Fossil FightersNintendoDS22,511
1114Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of SorceryKonamiDS22,091
215Super Robot Wars LNamco BandaiDS19,556
1616Kirby's Epic YarnNintendoWii18,278
1317Wii Sports ResortNintendoWii18,146
818Dangan-RonpaSpikePSP14,340
2219Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii14,207
NEW20A Penguin's Troubles: The WorldKonamiDS14,046

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