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Saling The World:  Lego Harry Potter  Heads Charts in U.S.

Saling The World: Lego Harry Potter Heads Charts in U.S.

July 2, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

July 2, 2010 | 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 July 1st, 2010, find Lego Harry Potter leading Japan.

Data for "Saling The World" comes courtesy of the public sales information on Amazon.com, multiplatform sales in North America, while Inazuma Eleven 3 takes over the DS charts in 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. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 4. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 2. Xenoblade (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 2. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft), 3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 4. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

The Wii version of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 debuts as this week's top-selling title across all platforms in the United States, dropping last week's Wii chart leader New Super Mario Bros. to second place.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Xenoblade continue to head platform sales in Japan, as Ubisoft's Dance on Broadway makes an impressive chart debut in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 5. Sniper: Ghost Warrior (City Interactive).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package (Capcom), 2. Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (5pb), 3. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Arc System Works), 4. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift - Limited Edition (Arc System Works), 5. Alan Wake (Microsoft).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Sniper: Ghost Warrior (City Interactive), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 goes up against Red Dead Redemption in today's Xbox 360 sales chart at Amazon, with Rockstar's game coming out on top. Modern Warfare 2 and Mass Effect 2 remain big sellers, as City Interactive's budget-priced Sniper: Ghost Warrior debuts at fifth place.

Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier Online stays on top for the second week in a row in Japan, while Arc System Works' BlazBlue expansion Continuum Shift claims two chart spots in its premiere week.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. God of War III (SCEA), 3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 4. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 (Gust), 2. Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 - Limited Edition (Gust), 3. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Take 2 Interactive Japan), 4. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 5. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Arc System Works).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (EA Sports), 5. Uncharted 2 (SCEE).

Red Dead Redemption and God of War III continue to lead PS3 software sales in North America, as Lego Harry Potter closes in at third place.

Gust's Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 is off to a strong sales start in Japan, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 finishes its debut week in the UK at fourth place.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead (Meridian4), 3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 4. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 5. Sniper: Ghost Warrior (City Interactive).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. The Sims 3: Ambition Data Set (EA Games), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Second Anniversary Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online 2010 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 2. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games).

Meridian4's ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead takes second place in PC sales in the United States, beating out Lego Harry Potter in its first week of release.

Several different versions of Monster Hunter Frontier Online fill the Japanese charts, while Football Manager 2010 beats The Sims 3 Ambitions in Europe.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. Toy Story 3 (Disney), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. 100 Classic Books (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Spark (Level 5), 2. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber (Level 5), 3. Tokimeki Memorial Girls Side 3rd Story (Konami), 4. Love Plus+ (Konami), 5. Eigokoro Kyoushitsu DS (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 2. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Club Penguin: Herbert's Revenge (Disney), 5. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo).

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 overtakes Mario Kart DS in this week's domestic Nintendo DS chart results. Last week's sales leader Toy Story 3 drops to third place, as 100 Classic Books trails at fifth.

Two different versions of Level 5's Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! emerge as this week's biggest sellers in Japan, pushing Konami's former chart champions Tokimeki Memorial Girls Side 3rd Story and Love Plus+ to third and fourth place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 3. Sid Meier's Pirates (2K Games), 4. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.)

Japan: 1. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (Sega), 2. Boku no Natsuyasumi Portable 2 (SCEI), 3. Starry * Sky: In Spring Portable - Limited Edition (Honeybee), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami), 5. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory).

UK: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 3. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 4. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega), 5. Invizimals (SCEE).

Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker retakes the top spot in North America's PSP charts. Sid Meier's Pirates returns to the top five following a budget-priced rerelease, dropping Dissidia Final Fantasy to fourth place.

Sega's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva earns top honors in Japan after a reissue, meanwhile, as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa lead the week's results in the UK.


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