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Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 Misses the Top 20

Monster Hunter and PSP continue their reign atop the sales charts.

 
Despite budget pricing and a few bonus goods, the Xbox 360 version of FFXIII failed to make much of an impact.

Despite major new entries in series like Gundam Musou and Inazuma Eleven, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd remained atop the Media Create top 10 this week, selling over 580,000 units to bring its sales total above the 3 million mark. This is the third week in a row at the top for Monster Hunter. Of particular note, the game remained basically level with last week's 630,000 units.

Also debuting in the top 10 this week were the PlayStation 3 version of Gundam Musou 3 in second (the Xbox 360 version did not place), Inazuma Eleven 3 The Ogre in third, and Shining Hearts in sixth.

The PS3 version of Castlevania Lords of Shadow debuted down at seventeen, despite a big push from Kojima Productions and the Metal Gear Solid voice cast. The dubbed version of Call of Duty Black Ops debuted at nineteen on the PS3. In contrast, the subtitled version, released last month, topped the charts then with 129,000 sales.

There's one notable absence from the top 20 this week. The Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII failed to make it into the top 20. Xbox 360 hardware was level with last week, suggesting that the RPG's release failed to push the system.

Here's the full Media Create top 20 for 12/13 to 12/19, as relayed through 4gamer. Total sales for older titles are in parentheses.

  • 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP): 581,543 (3,161,801)
  • 2. Gundam Musou 3 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 185,908
  • 3. Inazuma Eleven 3: The Ogre (Level-5, DS): 175,604
  • 4. Donkey Kong Returns (Nintendo, Wii): 152,990 (316,300)
  • 5. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 115,438 (4,744,211)
  • 6. Shining Hearts (Sega, PSP): 106,733
  • 7. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 92,949 (1,411,824)
  • 8. Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo, Wii): 87,114 (299,534)
  • 9. Ni no Kuni (Level-5, DS): 74,329 (244,877)
  • 10. Mario vs Donkey Kong Totsugeki! Mini Land (Nintendo, DS): 54,628 (163,929)
  • 11. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 46,392 (304,600)
  • 12. Super Fossil fighters (Nintendo, DS): 41,103 (161,748)
  • 13. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Omise (Konami, DS): 38,140 (175,195)
  • 14. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 37,239 (123,348)
  • 15. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 29,872 (742,861)
  • 16. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 27,543 (4,106,019)
  • 17. Castlevania Lords of Shadow (Konami, PS3): 27,155
  • 18. Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 (Namco Bandai, Wii): 26,970 (77,509)
  • 19. Call of Duty Black Ops Dubbed Version (Square Enix, PS3): 23,253
  • 20. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 22,579 (3,044,425)

UPDATE 18:31 -- Media Create has shared its full top 50 ranking. FFXIII placed 39 (no precise sales figure was provided). The Xbox 360 version of Gundam Musou placed 35 with 12,000 units.

In hardware, PSP remained level with last week. Wii and DS continued their yearly climbs as the year end gift buying season approaches.

Here's the full hardware chart for 12/13 to 12/19. Last week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 1. PSP: 162,558 (158,029)
  • 2. Wii: 99,681 (79,424)
  • 3. DSi LL: 72,146 (59,709)
  • 4. DSi: 71,804 (55,993)
  • 5. PS3: 49,515 (41,882)
  • 6. DS Lite: 4,227 (3,309)
  • 7. X360: 3,726 (3,695)
  • 8. PS2: 2,188 (2,054)
  • 9. PSP go: 1,949 (1,904)

This is Media Create's final sales report for the year. The next sales report, covering this week and the next week will be available on January 6.

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