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Saling The World:  Medal of Honor, Just Dance 2  Lead Domestic Charts

Saling The World: Medal of Honor, Just Dance 2 Lead Domestic Charts

October 15, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

October 15, 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 October 14th, 2010, find i>Medal of Honor and Just Dance 2 heading multiplatform sales in the United States, as Keito no Kirby challenges Pokemon Black and White 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:

Multiplatform
North America: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games, X360), 2. Medal of Honor (EA Games, PS3), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, X360), 5. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA, PS3).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo, DS), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo, DS), 3. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime (Bandai Namco, PS3), 4. Keito no Kirby (Nintendo, Wii), 5. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar, PS3).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, PS3), 2. Medal of Honor (EA Games, PS3), 3. Medal of Honor (EA Games, X360), 4. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, X360), 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii).

EA's Medal of Honor premieres as this week's top-selling title across all platforms in the United States, with the Xbox 360 edition proving the most popular. Medal of Honor also sees a big first week in the UK, where the PS3 version has the sales advantage.

Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 racks up impressive sales numbers in its premiere week in both regions, while Nintendo's newest Pokemon games continue to rule the charts in Japan.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Party (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Keito no Kirby (Nintendo), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. New Play Control: Mario Power Tennis (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 5. Wii Party (Nintendo).

Just Dance and its newly released sequel dominate Nintendo Wii software sales in North America this week, as Wii Party makes its chart debut ahead of Wii Fit Plus.

Keito no Kirby (Kirby's Epic Yarn) makes an impressive first-week showing in Japan, meanwhile, as Mario Power Tennis sees a sales boost in Europe following a recent price drop.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 2. Halo: Reach (Microsoft), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom), 3. Strike Witches - Limited Edition (Cyber Front), 4. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports), 5. Darksiders (Konami).

UK: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Halo: Reach (Microsoft), 4. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters), 5. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft).

NBA 2K11 drops to fourth place in domestic Xbox 360 software sales after leading multiplatform sales in its debut week, as Medal of Honor, Halo: Reach, and Modern Warfare 2 capture the top three chart spots.

Red Dead Redemption and Dead Rising 2 remain Japan's biggest sellers, while Medal of Honor narrowly beats FIFA 11 in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 2. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. NBA 2K11 (EA Sports), 5. FIFA Soccer 11 (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime (Bandai Namco), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters), 4. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom), 5. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 3. PlayStation Move Starter Pack (SCEE), 4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami), 5. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters).

Medal of Honor claims the top spot in today's PlayStation 3 sales rankings in North America, as FIFA 11 remains the fastest-selling PS3 title in the UK

Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime continues to lead the charts in Japan, followed by Red Dead Redemption and Formula 1 2010.


PC
North America: 1. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 2. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 3. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 4. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 5. The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (Turbine).

Japan: 1. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package - Collector's Edition (Capcom), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Daikoukai Jidai Online: El Oriente Treasure Pack - Ryuu no Daichi (Koei), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 (Capcom).

UK: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 2. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 3. Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft), 4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 5. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games).

Starcraft II overtakes Civilization V in PC software sales in the United States for the first time since Civilization V's release last month. Medal of Honor trails both titles at third place.

Medal of Honor is more successful in the UK, where it leads over Civilization V as this week's biggest-selling PC title.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 3. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix), 4. Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou (Capcom), 5. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami).

UK: 1. Jam with the Band (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 4. Art Academy (Nintendo), 5. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo).

Super Scribblenauts premieres at the top of the DS charts in North America, pushing last week's promising competitor Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light out of the domestic top five.

The Pokemon spinoff Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs maintains its popularity stateside, meanwhile, as Pokemon White and Black lead over Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou in Japan.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. DJ Max Portable 3 (PM Studios), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 5. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Lord of Arcana (Square Enix), 2. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom), 3. K-On! Houkago Live!! - Limited Edition (Sega), 4. K-On! Houkago Live!! (Sega), 5. Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (Sega).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 4. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 5. Gran Turismo (SCEE).

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep retains its spot atop the PSP charts in the United States this week, though PM Studios' rhythm title DJ Max Portable 3 edges in at second place with a recent limited-quantities release.

Square Enix's Lord of Arcana trumps former chart leader Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki in Japan, as FIFA 11 and Kingdom Hearts remain the platform's biggest sellers in the UK.


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