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Saling The World:  Starcraft II, Sengoku Basara 3  Lead Global Charts

Saling The World: Starcraft II, Sengoku Basara 3 Lead Global Charts Exclusive

August 6, 2010 | By Danny Cowan




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 August 5th, 2010, find Starcraft II leading multiplatform software sales in the United States and the UK, while Wii Party and Sengoku Basara 3 top the charts 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. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.)

Japan: 1. Wii Party (Nintendo), 2. Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom), 3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 4. Xenoblade (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

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

Last week's top Wii sellers return to once again head the charts in North America, with Super Mario Galaxy 2 and New Super Mario Bros. leading over Ubisoft's Just Dance, Wii Fit Plus, and Lego Harry Potter.

Nintendo's Wii Party has the edge over Capcom's Sengoku Basara 3 in Japan, meanwhile, as Dance on Broadway retakes the top sales position in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. NCAA Football 11 (EA Sports), 5. BioShock 2 (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package (Capcom), 2. Strike Witches: Special Edition (Cyber Front), 3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 4. Ninety-Nine Nights II (Konami), 5. Steins;Gate (5pb).

UK: 1. Batman: Arkham Asylum - Game of the Year Edition (Eidos), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games).

An Amazon "Deal of the Day" price drop puts Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV DLC compilation Episodes from Liberty City at the top of the Xbox 360's sales chart in the United States. Modern Warfare 2 drops to second place, as Red Dead Redemption takes third.

A budget-priced rerelease of Assassin's Creed II enters the Japanese charts at third place this week, while a discounted Batman: Arkham Asylum - Game of the Year Edition leads UK sales results.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 4. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom), 2. ModNation Racers (SCEI), 3. Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 (Gust), 4. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010 (Konami), 5. Shirokishi Monogatari: Hikari to Yami no Kakusei (SCEI).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Batman: Arkham Asylum - Game of the Year Edition (Eidos).

Episodes from Liberty City also heads PS3 software sales in North America this week, with Red Dead Redemption and Assassin's Creed II following in its wake.

Capcom's Sengoku Basara 3 tops the Japanese charts for the second week running, as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Red Dead Redemption continue to lead platform sales in Europe.


PC
North America: 1. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 2. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - Collector's Edition (Blizzard), 3. Starcraft Battle Chest (Blizzard), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2010: Next Generation's Hero Vol. 2 (E Frontier), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season Second Anniversary Premium Package (Capcom), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. Ragnarok Online RJC2010: Memorial Package (E Frontier).

UK: 1. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 3. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - Collector's Edition (Blizzard), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Starcraft II dominates cross-platform sales in the U.S. and the UK for the second week in a row, while the Starcraft Battle Chest and Blizzard's World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King continue to enjoy boosted sales stateside.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 recovers to take second place in the UK after previously falling out of the regional top five, overtaking Sega's Football Manager 2010 and EA's The Sims 3.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo), 4. Monster Rancher DS (UFO), 5. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (Nintendo), 2. Tokimeki Memorial Girls Side 3rd Story (Konami), 3. Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (Bandai), 4. Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (Namco Bandai), 5. Metal Max 3 (Kadokawa Shoten).

UK: 1. Art Academy (Nintendo), 2. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo), 3. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.)

Dragon Quest IX drops to third place in North American Nintendo DS sales after heading the charts last month, but still remains a strong seller in the face of competition from longtime favorites Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros.

Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu retakes the top sales spot in Japan, while Nintendo's educational title Art Academy debuts as this week's biggest-selling portable title in the UK.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (Atlus), 4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 5. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd - Limited Edition (Sega), 2. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (Namco), 3. Storm Lover (D3 Publisher), 4. Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga (Falcom), 5. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (Sega).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 3. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 5. F1 2009 (Codemasters).

Sales for God of War: Chains of Olympus see a boost in North America this week as Amazon opens preorders for the upcoming sequel God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Namco's remade dungeon crawler Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X goes up against reigning chart champ Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd in Japan, meanwhile, as FIFA 10 overtakes LittleBigPlanet in Europe.


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