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Saling The World:  inFamous 2  Tops U.S. Multiplatform Charts

Saling The World: inFamous 2 Tops U.S. Multiplatform Charts

June 10, 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 June 9th, 2011, find Sucker Punch's inFamous 2 heading cross-platform sales stateside, while Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End outsells all competition 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. inFamous 2 (SCEA, PS3), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Zumba Fitness (Majesco, Wii), 4. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros, PS3), 5. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, X360).

Japan: 1. Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End (Sega, PS3), 2. Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End - Limited Edition (Sega, PS3), 3. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP), 4. Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, 3DS), 5. Demon's Souls (SCEI, PS3).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, X360), 3. inFamous 2 (SCEE, PS3), 4. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, PS3), 5. Portal 2 (Valve, X360).

Sucker Punch's open-world action game inFamous 2 tops multiplatform sales in its debut week in North America, overtaking former chart leader Just Dance 2. The PlayStation 3 edition of Mortal Kombat remains a strong seller at fourth place, as L.A. Noire is a popular pick at fifth.

Sega's just-released Yakuza series spinoff Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End heads Japanese sales, as Zumba Fitness leads over L.A. Noire in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Japan: 1. Billy's Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Rocket Company), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Pandora no Tou (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus (Nintendo), 5. Fitness Party (Namco Bandai).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Just Dance 2 and Zumba Fitness keep the top Wii chart spots stateside and in the UK, while Rocket Company's exercise title Billy's Boot Camp has the edge over Wii Fit Plus and Pandora's Tower in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. Portal 2 (Valve), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 5. Halo Reach (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Dance Central (Microsoft), 2. Red Faction Armageddon (Spike), 3. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 4. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft), 5. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction (Ubisoft).

UK: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. Portal 2 (Valve), 3. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games), 4. DiRT 3 (Codemasters), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

Rockstar's L.A. Noire once again leads Xbox 360 platform sales in North America and Europe, as Duke Nukem Forever is off to a fast sales start after its recent UK debut.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. inFamous 2 (SCEA), 2. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros), 3. MLB 11: The Show (SCEA), 4. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 5. Portal 2 (Valve).

Japan: 1. Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End (Sega), 2. Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End - Limited Edition (Sega), 3. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 4. inFamous (SCEI), 5. Totori no Atelier (Gust).

UK: 1. inFamous 2 (SCEE), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 3. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games), 4. Portal 2 (Valve), 5. DiRT 3 (Codemasters).

inFamous 2 emerges as the PS3's top seller this week, as Mortal Kombat and L.A. Noire continue to boast impressive numbers worldwide.


PC
North America: 1. Portal 2 (Valve), 2. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 3. The Witcher 2 (Atari), 4. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 5. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2011 (E Frontier), 3. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 4. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 5. Alice in Nightmare (EA Games).

UK: 1. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games), 2. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 3. Portal 2 (Valve), 4. The Witcher 2 (Namco Bandai), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Duke Nukem Forever leads PC software sales at Amazon.co.uk in its premiere week, while North America, still Duke-less, consoles itself with Portal 2 and The Sims 3: Generations.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: (Data not available.)

Japan: 1. Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom), 2. One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP (Namco Bandai), 3. Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo), 4. Layton Kyouju to Kiseki no Kamen (Nintendo), 5. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom).

UK: 1. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 2. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo), 3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 4. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 5. Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega).

Dead or Alive Dimensions tapers off in popularity after a fast-selling start last month in Japan and the UK, while Capcom's Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D premieres at the top of the Japanese charts.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 5. Dragon Quest V (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 3. Treasure Report (Namco Bandai), 4. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 5. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Art Academy (Nintendo), 2. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 4. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo).

A discounted Professor Layton and the Curious Village rises to the top of the DS charts this week in the United States, as Nintendo's keyboard-bundled typing tutor Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS reclaims first place in Japan.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix), 2. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix), 4. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix), 5. Tactics Ogre (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom), 2. Akiba's Trip (Acquire), 3. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011 (Konami), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 5. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega), 2. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix), 4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 5. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (Activision).

Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection heads PSP software sales stateside following a price drop at Amazon, as recent news of an upcoming HD release puts Monster Hunter Portable 3rd ahead of former chart leader Akiba's Trip in Japan.


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