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Charts: 1st January 2012 (UK)

Posted by James Newton

Here's your first look at the games to beat in 2012, sales-wise.

All-Time Best Sellers – All Downloads

No change near the top, but we lose Mario Picross in favour of Cut the Rope.

1. [-] 3D Classics: Excitebike
2. [-] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
3. [-] Super Mario Land
4. [-] Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
5. [-] Pullblox
6. [-] Let's Golf! 3D
7. [-] Kirby's Dream Land
8. [-] Donkey Kong
9. [-] Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!
10. [-] Zen Pinball 3D
11. [-] Plants vs. Zombies
12. [13] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
13. [12] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
14. [-] Tetris Party Live
15. [-] Pop Island Paperfield
16. [-] Photo Dojo
17. [-] 3D Classics: Xevious
18. [-] Zenonia
19. [-] Alleyway
20. [N] Cut the Rope

All-Time Best Sellers – 3DS Download Software

Mighty Switch Force climbs a place to leapfrog the Pyramids. Not something you see every day.

1. [-] 3D Classics: Excitebike
2. [-] Pullblox
3. [-] Let's Golf 3D
4. [-] Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!
5. [-] Zen Pinball 3D
6. [-] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
7. [-] 3D Classics: Xevious
8. [9] Mighty Switch Force
9. [8] Pyramids
10. [-] 3D Classics: Urban Champion
11. [-] 3D Classics: TwinBee

All-Time Best Sellers – DSiWare

Quite a busy chart this week — while the top 10 is the same, there are ups and downs aplenty below.

1. [-] Plants vs. Zombies
2. [-] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
3. [-] Tetris Party Live
4. [-] Pop Island Paperfield
5. [-] Photo Dojo
6. [-] Zenonia
7. [9] Cut the Rope
8. [7] Shantae: Risky's Revenge
9. [8] Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr.
10. [-] Bomberman Blitz
11. [-] Anonymous Notes: Chapter 1 — From the Abyss
12. [-] GO Series: 10 Second Run
13. [15] Art Academy: First Semester
14. [13] Aura Aura Climber
15. [14] Paper Plane
16. [18] Rayman
17. [16] Soul of Darkness
18. [20] Airport Mania: First Flight
19. [-] Art Style: PiCOPiCT
20. [17] Dragon Quest Wars

All-Time Best Sellers – Virtual Console

Tetris climbs a few places but Bionic Commando fails to grab onto the chart in its first week.

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

Happy New Year, eShop.

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User Comments (10)

LeasTwanteD

#1

LeasTwanteD said:

A bit sad to see Zen Pinball go below SML2. Maybe the release of William's Pinball Collections harms sales a bit ?
Also goodbye for now sweet little Mario's Picross. You're still a great game in 2012 and i hope you come back soon and stronger than ever. :)

James wrote:

Perhaps most baffling is Mario Clock climbing 10 places to hit number 7. Bizarre.

It's the first app you're presented with when opening a featured section of the eShop approximately called "usefuls for everyday life". Maybe that explains it. :)

Rebel81

#5

Rebel81 said:

Shame Pop'n Twinbee sells so bad. Just bought it and it's great and love the 3D. Most games I play without 3D.

BlueAce127

#7

BlueAce127 said:

Pushmo's putting up some very impressive numbers! Can't wait to see what else Nintendo has in stock for us in 2012. :)

baba_944

#8

baba_944 said:

Mario's the best. I Wonder how this will go through all this month. And when does this chart update?

Jack_Glenn

#9

Jack_Glenn said:

I just love that Pushmo is really the kind of game you'll never find on a mobile phone!

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