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The “3rd Birthday” on 6th Place, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Top on Sales Chart List

Written on January 03, 2011 by Charles Bass

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The 3rd Birthday game surely is celebrating. When Inside Games tallied the weekly sale of games, 3rd Birthday suddenly burst out with pride as they hit the sixth part of the top ten fast selling games.

Inside Games has given Media Create’s weekly sales data today for December 20-26.

hit the charts for the fourth week in a row, with a whooping 404,000 units since its December 1 release.  Newcomers in the top 10 are AKB1/48 and The . Both of which are for . The former sold 236,000 units. The latter sold 140,000 units. AKB1/48’s success was previously hinted at with some reports indicating over 250,000 pre-orders.

Here’s the full top 10, listed with life to date sales wherever applicable:

1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP): 404,000 (3,560,000)
2. AKB1/48 (Namco Bandai, PSP): 236,000
3. Donkey Kong Returns (Nintendo, Wii): 214,000 (531,000)
4. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 165,000 (4,909,000)
5. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 162,000 (1,574,000)
6. The 3rd Birthday (, PSP): 140,000
7. Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo, Wii): 136,000 (436,000)
8. Inazuma Eleven 3 The Ogre (Level-5, DS): 117,000 (293,000)
9. Ni no Kuni (Level-5, DS): 84,000 (329,000)
10. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Omise (Konami, DS): 74,000 (249,000)

In consoles, the DS had a big boost this week, making it above the PSP. As usual Wii took up its New Year surge of sales.

Here’s the full hardware chart for 12/20 to 12/26. Last week’s sales are in parentheses.

1. PSP: 177,691 (162,558)
2. Wii: 131,761 (99,681)
3. DSi: 93,464 (71,804)
4. DSi LL: 92,329 (72,146)
5. PS3: 64,228 (49,515)
6. DS Lite: 5,790 (4,227)
7. PSP go: 5,380 (1,949)
8. X360: 5,298 (3,726)
9. PS2: 2,604 (2,188)

Media Create stated that the overall hardware sales fell 12.11% form the same one week period last year.

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