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Saling The World:  L.A. Noire, Zumba Fitness  Lead U.S. and UK Charts

Saling The World: L.A. Noire, Zumba Fitness Lead U.S. and UK Charts

June 17, 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 16th, 2011, find L.A. Noire and Zumba Fitness outselling recent releases like inFamous 2 and Duke Nukem Forever in North America and the UK.

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. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, PS3), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, X360), 3. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, X360), 4. Zumba Fitness (Majesco, Wii), 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb, X360), 2. Danbouru Senki (Level 5, PSP), 3. Steins;Gate Double Pack (5pb, X360), 4. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo, 3DS), 5. Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End - Limited Edition (Sega, PS3).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, X360), 3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS), 4. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, PS3), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo, Wii).

Rockstar's L.A. Noire takes top honors in today's domestic multiplatform chart following a recent sale at Amazon. Halo: Reach also sees a sales increase in the wake of a price drop, as last week's sales leader inFamous 2 disappears from the top five.

5pb's visual novel sequel Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling debuts to fast sales in Japan, meanwhile, as Zumba Fitness keeps the top spot in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 2. Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus (Nintendo), 3. Billy's Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Rocket Company), 4. Wii Party (Nintendo), 5. Fitness Party (Namco Bandai).

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

Zumba Fitness and Just Dance 2 once again lead the Wii charts stateside, as Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports Resort overtake former sales leader Billy's Boot Camp in Japan.


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

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb), 2. Steins;Gate Double Pack (5pb), 3. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling - Limited Edition (5pb), 4. Steins;Gate (5pb), 5. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games).

UK: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. Homefront (THQ), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games), 5. Kinect Sports (Microsoft).

The Rez spiritual sequel Child of Eden enters the U.S. charts at fifth place in its debut week, while the price-dropped Homefront and Red Dead Redemption compete with newcomer Duke Nukem Forever in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. inFamous 2 (SCEA), 3. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros), 4. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Special Edition (LucasArts), 5. Killzone 3: Helghast Edition (SCEA).

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

UK: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. inFamous 2 (SCEE), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. DiRT 3 (Codemasters), 5. Crysis 2 (EA Games).

inFamous 2 drops to second place in the U.S. and the UK after debuting at the top of the PS3 charts in both regions last week, while Sega's Yakuza series spinoff Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End continues to report brisk sales in Japan.


PC
North America: 1. Portal 2 (Valve), 2. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games), 3. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 4. The Witcher 2 (Atari), 5. Alice: Madness Returns (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 2. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 3. Ragnarok Online RJC2011 (E Frontier), 4. Alice in Nightmare (EA Games), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward.1 Premium Package (Capcom).

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

Duke Nukem Forever comes up short against reigning PC chart leader Portal 2 in the United States this week, as The Sims 3: Generations reclaims the top spot in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 2. Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom), 3. One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP (Namco Bandai), 4. Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo), 5. Layton Kyouju to Kiseki no Kamen (Nintendo).

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

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D leads Nintendo 3DS software sales in its premiere week in the UK and Japan, overtaking top sellers Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D and Pilotwings Resort.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Japan: 1. Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 3. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 4. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional (Square Enix), 5. Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (Nintendo).

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

New Super Mario Bros. is back on top of the DS charts in the United States, while the typing tutor Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS reigns in Japan and Art Academy keeps its lead in Europe.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 3. Mortal Kombat: Unchained (Midway), 4. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Danbouru Senki (Level 5), 2. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom), 3. Persona 2: Tsumi (Atlus), 4. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011 (Konami), 5. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 2. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix), 4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 5. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft).

Level 5's Danbouru Senki claims first place in Japanese PSP software sales in its premiere week, as budget-priced rereleases like Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Mortal Kombat: Unchained continue to head platform sales stateside.


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