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Saling The World:  Wii Fit Plus  Cleans Up in Debut Week

Saling The World: Wii Fit Plus Cleans Up in Debut Week

October 9, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

October 9, 2009 | By Danny Cowan
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Gamasutra's weekly column, "Saling The World", covers the top five sellers for every available platform in the United States, Japan, and Europe, providing an important update of sales patterns worldwide.

This week's charts, with data taken from October 8th, 2009, find Wii Fit Plus heading multiplatform software sales in the United States, as Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver continue to lead in Japan.

Data for "Saling The World" comes courtesy of the public sales information on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.co.jp, with sales split out for each platform and territory, and pre-orders disregarded. This results in a true sense of what games are selling worldwide on the real-time updated service, as follows:

Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. Wii Play (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga (Marvelous), 5. Forever Blue 2: Umi no Yobigoe (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 4. Toy Story Mania (Disney), 5. FIFA 10 (EA Sports).

Nintendo's recently released Wii Fit Plus heads this week's North American multiplatform software sales numbers, with both the standalone edition and the Balance Board bundle outselling all competition on all platforms.

Wii Fit Plus also leads this week's sales results in Japan, while the Marvelous-published RPG Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga finishes just behind Wii Sports Resort at fourth place.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 2. Red Faction: Guerrilla (THQ), 3. NBA 2K10 (2K Sports), 4. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters), 5. Dead Space (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Square Enix), 2. Left 4 Dead -- Xbox 360 Platinum Collection (EA Games), 3. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 4. Gears of War 2 -- Limited Edition (Microsoft), 5. Dream C Club (D3 Publisher).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 3. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters), 4. Need for Speed: Shift (EA Games), 5. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos).

NBA 2K10 and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising make a good sales impression in their first week of release in the United States, but both titles come up short against reigning chart champion Halo 3: ODST.

Red Faction: Guerrilla and Dead Space also make appearances in this week's top five, following recent price drops at Amazon. Call of Duty 4 leads in Japan, meanwhile, as EA Sports' soccer simulation franchise update FIFA 10 tops the UK charts.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Demon's Souls -- Deluxe Edition (Atlus), 2. Demon's Souls (Atlus), 3. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune -- Greatest Hits (SCEA), 4. NBA 2K10 (2K Sports), 5. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos).

Japan: 1. Tales of Vesperia (Namco), 2. Uncharted: El Dorado no Hihou -- PlayStation 3 the Best (SCEI), 3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Square Enix), 4. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (Tecmo), 5. Demon's Souls (SCEI).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. InFamous (SCEE), 3. Need for Speed: Shift (EA Games), 4. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters), 5. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE).

The strategy guide-bundled Deluxe Edition of Demon's Souls emerges as this week's top PlayStation 3 seller in the United States. The regular edition follows close behind at second place, as Uncharted continues to do brisk business in the weeks leading up to the release of its sequel title.

NBA 2K10 and Batman: Arkham Asylum round out this week's U.S. top five, as Tales of Vesperia, Uncharted, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare lead the week's results in Japan.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection (Konami), 2. Kingdom Hearts II -- Greatest Hits (Square Enix), 3. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 4. Kingdom Hearts -- Greatest Hits (Square Enix), 5. Shadow of the Colossus (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (Idea Factory), 2. Clannad: Best Version -- Premium Box (Interchannel), 3. Okami -- PlayStation 2 the Best (Capcom), 4. Amagami (Enterbrain), 5. Sengoku Basara 2 -- Best Price! (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. SingStar: ABBA (SCEE), 3. SingStar: Take That (SCEE), 4. SingStar: Motown (SCEE), 5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar).

The recent release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for the Nintendo DS has spurred new interest in the franchise's first two entries for the PlayStation 2. Both titles finish among the platform's top sellers in the United States this week.

Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection continues to head domestic sales, meanwhile, as Madden NFL 10 remains a consistent seller from week to week.


PC
North America: 1. StarCraft Battle Chest (Blizzard), 2. WarCraft III Battle Chest (Blizzard), 3. Diablo Battle Chest (Blizzard), 4. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Online Season 6.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Nobunaga no Yabou: Tendou (Koei), 3. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. BioHazard 5 (Capcom), 5. Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss (EA Games).

UK: 1. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Risen (Deep Silver), 4. Empire: Total War (Sega), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Blizzard's StarCraft, WarCraft III, and Diablo Battle Chests finish among this week's top PC sellers in North America, thanks to a recent Amazon "Deal of the Day" promotion that dropped the prices of all three compilations.

Operation Flashpoint makes an impressive debut on PC platforms this week. The title takes fourth in domestic sales, and finishes at the top of the PC charts in Europe.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo), 2. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (Square Enix), 3. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 4. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters: Heart Gold (Nintendo), 3. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (Atlus), 4. Love Plus (Konami), 5. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 3. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 4. MySims: Agents (EA Games), 5. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney).

Scribblenauts' popularity wanes slightly this week, as Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days climb to the top of this week's domestic Nintendo DS sales chart.

In Japan, Pokemon: Soul Silver and Heart Gold lead the week's overall software sales numbers across all platforms, while Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey finishes its debut week at third place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 2. Gran Turismo (SCEA), 3. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 4. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar).

Japan: 1. Macross Ultimate Frontier (Bandai), 2. Gran Turismo (SCEI), 3. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G -- PSP the Best (Capcom), 4. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 4 (Konami), 5. Ys Seven (Nihon Falcom).

UK: 1. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (SCEE), 4. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 5. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA).

Sony's PSP version of Gran Turismo manages a second-place finish in its first week of release in North America and Japan, and tops the week's results in the UK.

Dissidia Final Fantasy continues to head sales in the United States, while in Japan, Macross Ultimate Frontier leads over popular recent releases like Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 4 and Ys Seven.


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