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Charts: 19th December 2011 (UK)

Posted by James Newton

What's Christmas number one?

Hard to believe we stand at the beginning of Christmas week, yet here we are, eagerly unwrapping UK's 3DS eShop charts to find out what's the star on top of the download Christmas tree. More mixed metaphors in the charts below.

[1] denotes last week's position. [N] indicates game is a new entry. [-] indicates a non-mover.

Pullblox was the biggest-selling game last week, richly deserved as it's one of the finest download games of the year.

1. [2] Pullblox
2. [1] Zen Pinball 3D
3. [-] Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!
4. [-] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
5. [-] Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
6. [7] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
7. [6] Metroid II: Return of Samus
8. [-] Super Mario Land
9. [13] Bloons TD
10. [9] Let's Golf! 3D
11. [N] Crazy Hamster
12. [18] Blaster Master: Enemy Below
13. [12] Plants vs. Zombies
14. [N] Anonymous Notes: Chapter 1 — From the Abyss
15. [16] Donkey Kong
16. [11] Cut the Rope
17. [15] Kirby's Dream Land
18. [10] Pyramids
19. [N] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
20. [N] Pac-Man

As you'd expect at the top, but the battle of the bottom continues as Urban Champions leapfrogs TwinBee in an incident of unbelievable stupidity.

1. [2] Pullblox
2. [1] Zen Pinball 3D
3. [-] Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!
4. [-] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
5. [-] Let's Golf! 3D
6. [-] Pyramids
7. [-] 3D Classics: Excitebike
8. [-] 3D Classics: Xevious
9. [10] 3D Classics: Urban Champion
10. [9] 3D Classics: TwinBee

The best-selling piece of DSiWare isn't from PopCap, nor is it from Chillingo; it's Digital Goldfish reigning supreme over the DSiWare charts this week.

1. [3] Bloons TD
2. [10] Crazy Hamster
3. [2] Plants vs. Zombies
4. [14] Anonymous Notes: Chapter 1 — From the Abyss
5. [1] Cut the Rope
6. [8] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
7. [N] Zenonia
8. [N] Paper Plane
9. [N] Crystal Monsters
10. [12] Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr.
11. [N] Elite Forces: Unit 77
12. [4] Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison
13. [N] GO Series: Fishing Resort
14. [7] Airport Mania: First Flight
15. [5] GO Series: 10 Second Run
16. [15] Pyoro
17. [N] Soul of Darkness
18. [13] My Farm
19. [N] Tetris Party Live
20. [N] Christmas Wonderland

Mario maintains his ownership of the chart's number one spot. Presumably his wallet has considerably more than six golden coins in it now.

1. [-] Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
2. [3] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
3. [2] Metroid II: Return of Samus
4. [-] Super Mario Land
5. [7] Blaster Master: Enemy Below
6. [-] Donkey Kong
7. [5] Kirby's Dream Land
8. [-] Pac-Man
9. [10] Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
10. [13] Alleyway
11. [15] Gargoyle's Quest
12. [-] Double Dragon
13. [11] Game & Watch Gallery
14. [-] Adventure Island
15. [9] Lock 'N Chase
16. [-] Mario's Picross
17. [-] Avenging Spirit
18. [20] Tennis
19. [-] QIX
20. [18] Catrap

Check out page 2 for the all-time best-sellers in the UK's eShop.

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User Comments (9)



Eldin said:

Pullblox is just the kind of new franchise that is needed on any Nintendo console. I wish for more new, and well made, franchises from both first and second party developers in the future.

The third party developers are more then welcome too.



TheKingOfTown said:

It's first on last week all downloads and last week 3DS Software.
It's eighth on the all time downloads and third on all time 3DS Software.



James said:

There was a mistake in the charts when first published that TheJosdude pointed out. It was corrected, so he was right



alLabouTandroiD said:

It's great to see the best original content for the 3DS sell the best. I hope this will continue with both the existing and all the new games that are about to come.
Pushmo / Pullblox could very well be the best character based puzzle game ever made. The genius and ease of the concept and overall design make it fun rather than building up pressure. While i really like other puzzlers out there this one feels more relaxing and comfy to me so i'd even recommend it to people who normally don't like the genre. (just done level 100 yesterday)



Thwiidscube said:

How did that Christmas game even MAKE it into the DSiWare charts?!? I didn't think that many people liked those search-and-find games!



Lobster said:

@7 You underestimate the power of having "Christmas" in the title and a Christmas theme around Christmas. You also overestimate the ability of the average person to look up reviews on the internet.



workerbot said:

I love hidden object games and really wish that Christmas Wonderland had made it over to North America. I even enjoyed the Halloween hidden object game. True, the kids were creepy-looking, but other than that it was an enjoyable experience.

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