Monster Hunter Tops Japanese Charts For First Full Week Of 2011

For the first full week of 2011, Capcom's ever-popular Monster Hunter Freedom 3 led the Japanese sales charts among a slew of Nintendo published titles, reports tracking firm Media Create.
Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom 3 led the Japanese sales charts for the first full week of 2011, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended January 9, the consistently-popular PSP title sold 133,952 units, more than double Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii, which took second place with 66,551 units sold. Wii Party maintained its spot at number three, while Pokemon Black/White on DS rose to number four after slipping down the charts last week. Rounding out the Nintendo titles in the top 10, Mario Sports Mix landed at number five, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii filled out the charts at number 10. The only new title on the charts this week was Square Enix's SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light for Nintendo DS, which debuted at number eight. This Nintendo DS RPG is a visually enhanced remake of Square Enix's Final Fantasy Legend III, a Nintendo Game Boy title released in North America in 1993. Titles falling from the top 10 this week include Level 5's Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre, and Namco Bandai's AKB1/48: If I loved an Idol. Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended January 9, 2011.
LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
11Monster Hunter Freedom 3CapcomPSP133,562
22Donkey Kong Country ReturnsNintendoWii66,551
33Wii PartyNintendoWii53,144
64Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon Co.DS45,590
55Mario Sports MixNintendoWii40,123
76Ni no Kuni: The Ebony WizardLevel 5DS37,237
107Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3Namco BandaiPS330,128
NEW8SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or LightSquare EnixDS27,344
99The 3rd BirthdaySquare EnixPSP27,279
1410New Super Mario Bros. WiiNintendoWii24,888
1111Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus)NintendoWii23,020
1512Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii21,230
813Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The OgreLevel 5DS20,968
414AKB1/48: If I loved an IdolNamco BandaiPSP20,768
1215Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland MayhemNintendoDS20,325
1316Magician's Quest: The Merchanti¿½s Store of SorceryKonamiDS19,406
2317Wii Fit PlusNintendoWii17,128
1618Super Mario All-StarsNintendoWii17,077
1819Super Fossil FightersNintendoDS16,551
1920Taiko Drum Master Wii 3Namco BandaiWII15,381

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