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Charts: 12th January 2012 (North America)

Posted by James Newton

Feel the chart beat

eShop charts have a permanent home here on Thursday now — that's when the new games arrive so it makes the most sense to see how last week's batch have done.

Here's your lists for the week.

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

A lot of change this week: VVVVVV takes root in the top four as Mighty Switch Force! drops down.

1. [-] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
2. [-] Pushmo
3. [6] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
4. [14] VVVVVV
5. [3] 3D Classics: Xevious
6. [8] Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
7. [12] Kirby's Dream Land
8. [7] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
9. [4] Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!
10. [5] Mighty Switch Force!
11. [10] Super Mario Land
12. [9] Plants vs. Zombies
13. [11] Photo Dojo
14. [19] GO Series: 10 Second Run
15. [18] Mario Clock
16. [-] Bloons TD
17. [N] Cake Ninja
18. [N] Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 — From the Abyss
19. [20] Inchworm Animation
20. [15] Metroid II: Return of Samus

Kirby makes a surge up the charts this week and Samurai Sword Destiny makes a good impact, landing at number seven in the top ten.

1. [-] Pushmo
2. [5] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
3. [6] VVVVVV
4. [2] 3D Classics: Xevious
5. [3] Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!
6. [4] Mighty Switch Force!
7. [N] Samurai Sword Destiny
8. [-] Let's Golf! 3D
9. [7] 3D Classics: Excitebike
10. [9] Thriller (video)
11. [10] Pyramids
12. [11] 3D Classics: Urban Champion
13. [12] Night of the Living Carrots (video)
14. [13] The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (video)
15. [14] 3D Classics: TwinBee

Dr. Mario Express enters the chart, due in large part to its Club Nintendo reward status. The other big climber is Cake Ninja, sadly, while Cut the Rope continues its yo-yo like chart run, dropping 11 places following its recent up 15, down 15 chart performance.

1. [-] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
2. [-] Plants vs. Zombies
3. [-] Photo Dojo
4. [7] GO Series: 10 Second Run
5. [6] Mario Clock
6. [4] Bloons TD
7. [16] Cake Ninja
8. [10] Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 — From the Abyss
9. [8] Inchworm Animation
10. [N] Dr. Mario Express
11. [9] Tetris Party Live
12. [19] Come On! Heroes
13. [11] Nintendo Countdown Calendar
14. [15] Mario Calculator
15. [13] Zenonia
16. [5] Cut the Rope
17. [N] Castle Conqueror - Against
18. [12] Cave Story
19. [14] Bomberman Blitz
20. [18] Doodle Fit

Link passes the chart crown to Mario this week, while everyone else looks on enviously.

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

Here are the 20 most popular videos across North America last week.

1. [4] Nintendo Show 3D: December 29, 2011
2. [11] What Is Nintendo Video?
3. [9] Super Mario 3D Land Super Play Video
4. [13] Mutant Mudds Video
5. [10] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure Video
6. [16] Pokédex 3D Video
7. [3] Mighty Switch Force Teaser Trailer
8. [N] Mighty Switch Force Teaser Trailer #2
9. [7] Pushmo Video
10. [5] Nintendo Show 3D: December 15, 2011
11. [N] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Video
12. [8] Nintendo Show 3D: December 1, 2011
13. [14] Sonic Generations Video
14. [18] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
15. [17] Pokémon Rumble Blast Video
16. [N] Thriller Preview
17. [19] Zelda: Skyward Sword Opening Trailer
18. [20] The Legend of Zelda Hollywood Concert Coverage
19. [N] Super Mario 3D Land Launch Trailer
20. [N] Plants vs. Zombies Video

After the break we've got all-time charts, of course.

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User Comments (16)



CosmoXY said:

It's a shame Metroid II is all the way down at number 20. It's such a great game.



alLabouTandroiD said:

From now on it's going to get interesting for Pushmo. While it should be able to override Xevious in the long term i can only hope it will be able to take on the behemoths on the other places in the "All-Time Best Sellers — All Downloads" section.



Flowerlark said:

@Koops3- No, you don't need to play Abyss to enjoy Anonymous Notes. AN is something quite its own. Also, a very enjoyable dungeon crawler.



Will-75 said:

It was an iffy download for me because of some of the reviews but I'm glad I decided to download Samurai Sword Destiny, I'm loving this game No it's not the best game on the e-shop but there is something addicting about this game to me , don't get me wrong it is by far not the worse game , It to me is one of those games where they should give a demo of it on the e-shop cause I believe there is a group of gamers that would really enjoy this title, I have to say to me it makes some of the best use of the 3D effect that I have seen so far and for what it is as one of those straight forward games I feel it does a good job of being just that a straight forward good game that I hope will find the target crowd it was meant for, I'd recommend it.



alLabouTandroiD said:

@TokyoRed(10.): I'd even go further and say it's the best character-based puzzler that's ever graced a Ninty platform so far. It might not have the most brain-bending puzzles but there's one thing i never experienced in a puzzler before. Just moving, jumping and pulling blocks is fun. Regardless on if you're making progress towards the solution.
So i'd even recommend it to people that aren't into the genre yet.



WarioPower said:

@TokyoRed I'll probably be hated for this, but I think Pushmo is overrated. Don't get me wrong, it is a good game, but not nearly as good as some people say it is. Tetris is a much better puzzle game



Mattiator said:

Avenging Spirit has sold less than Tennis. -smashes head against wall-

Go freaking buy that game, already.

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