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Charts: 3rd January 2012 (North America)

Posted by James Newton

The results are in

It's Tuesday and that means it's North American 3DS eShop time. Read on to find out what's been most popular across the country in recent times.

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

In a surprising turn, excellent puzzler Pushmo has overtaken Club Nintendo reward 3D Classics: Xevious to take the silver medal spot in this week's chart. Both Xevious and Mario vs. Donkey Kong are only Club Nintendo rewards until 10th January, so be quick if you want to snap them up.

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

Xevious is toppled by Nintendo Life eShop Game of the Year winner Pushmo. Richly deserved.

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

No repeat of Cut the Rope's recent up-15, down-15 performance, but three new entries make it into the top 20.

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

Bionic Commando grabs a spot just outside the top ten, with all games but the top two moving places. Weird.

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

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

1. [2] Nintendo 3DS Camera Preview
2. [3] Swapnote Video
3. [5] Mighty Switch Force Teaser Trailer
4. [N] Nintendo Show 3D: December 29, 2011
5. [1] Nintendo Show 3D: December 15, 2011
6. [6] Mighty Switch Force Teaser Trailer #2
7. [4] Pushmo Video
8. [7] Nintendo Show 3D: December 1, 2011
9. [N] Super Mario 3D Land Super Play Video
10. [11] 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure Video
11. [12] What Is Nintendo Video?
12. [8] Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! Video
13. [10] Mutant Mudds Video
14. [9] Sonic Generations Video
15. [13] Tetris Video
16. [17] Pokedex 3D Video
17. [N] Pokemon Rumble Blast Video
18. [19] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
19. [16] Zelda: Skyward Sword Opening Trailer
20. [-] The Legend of Zelda Hollywood Concert Coverage

After the break we've got all-time charts. There may be some surprises.

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User Comments (16)

DestinyMan

#4

DestinyMan said:

I see that both Game Boy Mario titles are just behind Link's Awakening DX. It'll be interesting to see where Wario Land and Kid Icarus will be placed in the future.

stromboli

#6

stromboli said:

The answer to the question "What are people downloading for this?" is zero, because that color is not available in NA. God is in the details.

TKOWL

#7

TKOWL said:

Nice to see VVVVVV on the list despite only being out for 5 days.

Supremeist

#9

Supremeist said:

Why was Mario vs. Donkey Kong on the top? That's a really old DSiWare.. Oh well.. still pretty good though.

allansthoughts

#11

allansthoughts said:

Damn it. I seriously considered breaking my 3DS to get this one for a second. crosses arms and stomps foot

LeasTwanteD

#12

LeasTwanteD said:

@ryanthehedgehog (10.): I'd say because you can pay for it with Club Nintendo Coins and it has Mario in its name. And yeah, the fact it's a good game doesn't hurt either.

Supereor

#16

Supereor said:

NOOO!! I SPENT ALL MY MONEY ON 3DS SKYLANDERS!! I'M NEVER BUYIN' SOMETHING THAT
EXPENSIVE
AGAAAIIIINNNN!!!!!!!!
I wanted to get Pushmo, thinking it was a cute, and addictive puzzle game... now I know it's the most popular 3DSWare game... worst thing is, I DIDN'T get it at all on Xmas... and now I have to wait, like FOREVER just for some Points...
CURSE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ACTIVISION!!!!!!

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