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Saling The World:  Just Dance 2, Zumba Fitness  Head Worldwide Charts

Saling The World: Just Dance 2, Zumba Fitness Head Worldwide Charts

April 8, 2011 | 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 April 7th, 2011, find Just Dance 2 and Zumba Fitness topping cross-platform sales in North America and the UK, as Pokemon Black and White continue to lead the portable charts.

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. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 2. Kinect Sports (Microsoft, X360), 3. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo, DS), 4. Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Microsoft, X360), 5. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo, DS).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional (Square Enix, DS), 2. Ebikore+ Amagami - Limited Edition (Kadokawa Games, PSP), 3. Chikyuu Boueigun 2 Portable (D3 Publisher, PSP), 4. Ebikore+ Amagami (Kadokawa Games, PSP), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo, DS), 3. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts, Wii), 4. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo, Wii).

A Kinect-specific sale at Amazon puts the Kinect Adventures-bundled accessory and Kinect Sports among the top five multiplatform sellers in North America, pushing former sales leaders Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 out of chart range.

Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional leads the charts for the second week in a row in Japan, while 505 Games' fitness title Zumba Fitness overtakes Pokemon White Version for top honors in its debut week in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 3. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo), 4. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft), 5. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts).

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Fitness Party (Namco Bandai), 4. Karaoke Joysound Wii Super DX (Hudson), 5. Donkey Kong Returns (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 2. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Just Dance (Ubisoft).

Just Dance 2 and Zumba Fitness remain the Wii's top sellers stateside, as a discounted Donkey Kong Country Returns beats Michael Jackson: The Experience for third place in today's results.

Lego Star Wars III enjoys particularly strong sales in the UK, as Wii Fit Plus and Wii Party continue to rank as the platform's biggest sellers in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 2. Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Microsoft), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. Crysis 2 (EA Games), 5. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Crysis 2 (EA Games), 2. Eschatos (Qute), 3. Bullet Soul (5pb), 4. Steins;Gate (5pb), 5. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 4. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 5. Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Edition (Microsoft).

While Call of Duty: Black Ops and Crysis 2 report strong sales in the face of new competition from the discounted Kinect Sports, last week's domestic Xbox 360 sales leader Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 drops out of the top five after only a brief chart showing.

Crysis 2 and Qute's shoot-'em-up compilation Eschatos debut as the platform's fastest-selling games in Japan, while two Call of Duty titles occupy the top chart spots in Europe.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. God of War III (SCEA), 2. Killzone 3 (SCEA), 3. Demon's Souls (SCEA), 4. Yakuza 4 (Sega), 5. Gran Turismo 5 (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Shin Sangoku Musou 6 (Koei), 2. Crysis 2 (EA Games), 3. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 4. Rorona no Atelier (Gust), 5. Gundam Musou 3 (Koei).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed (EA Games), 3. PlayStation Move Starter Pack (SCEE), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (EA Sports).

Sony's God of War III gets a sales boost in North America after a recent Greatest Hits reissue, and tops Killzone 3 in today's rankings. A price-dropped Demon's Souls follows at third place, as Sega's Yakuza 4 enters the top five after recently being featured as Amazon's "Deal of the Day."

Koei's Dynasty Warriors sequel Shin Sangoku Musou 6 remains Japan's biggest-selling PS3 title for multiple weeks in a row, with rereleased versions of Demon's Souls and Rorona no Atelier trailing close behind.


PC
North America: 1. Rift (Trion Worlds), 2. The Sims: Medieval (EA Games), 3. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 4. Warcraft III Battle Chest (Blizzard), 5. The Sims 3 Deluxe (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online 2010 Anniversary Package (Capcom), 3. Ragnarok Online Beginner's Package 2011 (E Frontier), 4. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 5. Mahou Tsukai no Yoru (Type Moon).

UK: 1. The Sims: Medieval (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2011 (Sega), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Total War: Shogun 2 - Limited Edition (Sega), 5. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard).

Trion Worlds' MMORPG Rift again tops PC software sales at Amazon, leading over StarCraft II and the recently released The Sims: Medieval.

Nitro Plus's visual novel Steins;Gate sees increased sales in Japan as anticipation builds for an upcoming sequel, while The Sims: Medieval keeps its spot atop the UK charts.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 2. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (Ubisoft), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai).

Japan: 1. Nintendogs + Cats: Shiba & New Friends (Nintendo), 2. Layton Kyouju to Kiseki no Kamen (Nintendo), 3. Sengoku Musou Chronicle (Koei), 4. Gundam: The 3D Battle (Bandai), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 2. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 3. Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo).

The Nintendo 3DS's list of top domestic sellers remains unchanged following the platform's launch last week, with Super Street Fighter IV and Pilotwings Resort continuing to outsell all competing titles.

Nintendogs + Cats enjoys a new wave of popularity in Japan, as Pilotwings Resort emerges as the platform's most popular release in Europe.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional (Square Enix), 2. Kimi ni Todoke: Tsutaeru Kimochi (Bandai Namco), 3. Eigo de Tabisuru: Little Charo (Nintendo), 4. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 5. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 3. Art Academy (Nintendo), 4. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Pokemon White and Black head Nintendo DS sales yet again in North America and the UK, while Lego Star Wars III slips to fifth place in the U.S. charts after a strong recent debut.

In Japan, Bandai Namco's Kimi ni Todoke sequel competes with reigning chart leader Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional, as Pokemon Black and White see a spike in sales now that both games have seen a western release.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA), 2. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix), 4. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - Limited Edition (Xseed), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Ebikore+ Amagami - Limited Edition (Kadokawa Games), 2. Chikyuu Boueigun 2 Portable (D3 Publisher), 3. Ebikore+ Amagami (Kadokawa Games, PSP), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP), 5. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 2. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 3. The 3rd Birthday - Twisted Edition (Square Enix), 4. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Atlus), 5. FIFA 11 (EA Sports).

Sony's God of War: Ghost of Sparta rises to the top of the domestic PSP charts following a recent price drop, overtaking last week's leading titles Dissidia 012 and The 3rd Birthday.

The 3rd Birthday also ranks as a big seller in its debut week in the UK, where Dissidia 012 continues to outsell Lego Star Wars III for the top chart spot.


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