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Mistwalker's Wii-Exclusive  The Last Story  Leads Japanese Charts

Mistwalker's Wii-Exclusive The Last Story Leads Japanese Charts

February 3, 2011 | By Tom Curtis

February 3, 2011 | By Tom Curtis
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In a plentiful week for new releases, the Nintendo-published The Last Story debuted on top of the Japanese retail game charts, reports tracking firm Media Create.

Created by Nintendo and Blue Dragon developer Mistwalker, The Last Story is an action role-playing game from Hironobu Sakaguchi, perhaps best known as the creator of the Final Fantasy series.

For the week ended January 30, Sega's Valkyria Chronicles 3 and Namco Bandai's visual novel My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable rounded out the top three.

Spike's PSP brawler Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood debuted at number four, followed by ASCII Media Work's fighting game Magical Index Term at number five.

For the first time since its launch, Capcom's popular Monster Hunter Freedom 3 fell from the top three amidst the slew of new releases, and landed at number seven.

Last week's top-selling title, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Final Mix slipped down the charts to number nine.

Other new titles this week include the Spike-published Dragon Age: Origins and D3 Publisher's Dream Club Zero.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended January 30, 2011.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1The Last StoryNintendoWii114,722
NEW2Valkyria Chronicles 3SegaPSP102,779
NEW3My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute PortableNamco BandaiPSP88,493
NEW4Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of ManhoodSpikePSP58,977
NEW5Magical Index TermASCII Media WorksPSP56,017
NEW6Dragon Age: OriginsSpikePS342,854
27Monster Hunter Freedom 3CapcomPSP33,338
NEW8Dream Club ZeroD3 PublisherXbox 36021,854
19Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Final MixSquare EnixPSP20,528
310Donkey Kong Country ReturnsNintendoWii19,214
NEW11Dragon Age: OriginsSpikeXbox 36014,000
NEW12Tsuku MonogatariFuRyuPSP13,329
NEW13Gal GunAlchemistXbox 36012,419
914Wii PartyNintendoWii10,778
NEW15Chaos; Head - Love Chu Chu!5pb.PSP10,753
816Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon Co.DS10,654
717Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The OgreLevel 5DS10,437
618Ni no Kuni: The Ebony WizardLevel 5DS8,814
NEW19Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Season 10 Premium Package)CapcomXbox 3608,055
520AKB1/48: If I loved an IdolNamco BandaiPSP7,916


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