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Monster Hunter knocked from top spot on Japanese software charts

Thursday, 20th January 2011 00:20 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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The almighty Monster Hunter Freedom 3 has toppled before a challenger at last, according to Media Create’s software charts for January 10 – 16.

Demon’s Souls developer From Software has taken top spot with the first handheld outing of mecha action series Another Century’s Episode.

Episode Portable debuted at number one with 70,217 units sold in a single week.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (known in English as Monster Hunter Freedom 3) was still leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the competition, managing 68,274 sales to bring its lifetime sales to 4,051,743.

The PlayStation 3 had a new chart debut with Arcana Heart 3 released at number six, while Mass Effect 2 on Xbox 360 arrived in 15th place with only 8864 units.

See the full chart below courtesy of NeoGaf; data runs chart poition; last week’s position; format; weekly sales; sales to date; and weekly change as percentage.

01. / 00. [PSP] Another Century’s Episode Portable – 70.217 / NEW
02. / 01. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 – 68.274 / 4.051.743 (-49%)
03. / 02. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns – 29.412 / 734.268 (-56%)
04. / 06. [NDS] Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard – 19.020 / 438.544 (-49%)
05. / 14. [PSP] AKB1/48: If I loved an Idol- 18.616 / 339.178 (-10%)
06. / 00. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3 – 17.219 / NEW
07. / 03. [WII] Wii Party – 15.986 / 1.746.021 (-70%)
08. / 04. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White – 15.542 / 5.027.870 (-66%)
09. / 07. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 – 12.804 / 331.682 (-58%)
10. / 05. [WII] Mario Sports Mix – 12.173 / 546.234 (-70%)
11. / 09. [PSP] The 3rd Birthday – 10.572 / 223.433 (-61%)
12. / 16. [NDS] Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery – 10.211 / 307.117 (-47%)
13. / 08. [NDS] SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha – Shadow or Light – 9.772 / 37.116 (-64%)
14. / 17. [WII] Wii Fit Plus – 9.275 / 2.232.218 (-46%)
15. / 00. [360] Mass Effect 2 – 8.864 / NEW
16. / 12. [WII] Mario Kart Wii – 8.511 / 3.139.306 (-60%)
17. / 10. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 8.114 / 4.210.586 (-67%)
18. / 11. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus) – 8.053 / 254.827 (-65%)
19. / 27. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 – 7.764 / 138.846
20. / 29. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition) – 7.586 / 65.104

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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  1. orakaa

    I LOVE the ACE (another century’s episode) series… too bad the last episode on the PS3 wasn’t very good compared to the 3 other ones on PS2. Let’s hope they’ll release another soon on PS3 ^^

    #1 3 years ago