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Saling The World:  Child of Eden  Tops U.S. Sales Charts

Saling The World: Child of Eden Tops U.S. Sales Charts

July 1, 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 30th, 2011, find Child of Eden heading multiplatform sales stateside, while Steins;Gate and its sequel continue to rank among Japan's biggest sellers.

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. Child of Eden (Ubisoft, X360), 2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS), 3. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft, X360), 4. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (Kadokawa Shoten, PSP), 2. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo, 3DS), 3. ToHeart 2: Dungeon Travelers (Aqua Plus, PSP), 4. GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo, Wii), 5. Meruru no Atelier (Gust, PS3).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, X360), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo, Wii), 4. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, PS3), 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii).

The Rez spiritual sequel Child of Eden heads North American software sales during a "Deal of the Day" price drop at Amazon. Ubisoft's Your Shape: Fitness Evolved also sees a sales boost in the wake of a recent promotional sale.

A PSP port of the popular visual novel Steins;Gate remains Japan's biggest-selling title for the second week in a row, as Zumba Fitness and L.A. Noire keep the top two charts spots in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo), 2. Billy's Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Rocket Company), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Party (Nintendo).

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. Just Dance (Ubisoft).

Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 leads the domestic Wii charts for the second week running, as a Nintendo-published localization of Activision's GoldenEye 007 heads the Japanese charts in its debut week.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Child of Eden (Ubisoft), 2. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 5. Halo Reach (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom), 2. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Cyber Front), 3. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb), 4. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling - Limited Edition (5pb), 5. Steins;Gate (5pb).

UK: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. Portal 2 (Valve), 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition sees fast sales in its premiere week in Japan, while L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption remain big sellers in Europe.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros), 2. Alice: Madness Returns (EA Games), 3. inFamous 2 (SCEA), 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 5. L.A. Noire (Rockstar).

Japan: 1. Meruru no Atelier (Gust), 2. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom), 3. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Cyber Front), 4. Totori no Atelier (Gust), 5. Meruru no Atelier - Limited Edition (Gust).

UK: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. inFamous 2 (SCEE), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters).

Mortal Kombat once again leads the U.S. PlayStation 3 charts, followed by a price-dropped Alice: Madness Returns and Sucker Punch's inFamous 2.


PC
North America: 1. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard), 2. The Witcher 2 (Atari), 3. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 5. Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse (Her Interactive).

Japan: 1. Rewrite (Key), 2. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 3. Dragon Nest 1st Anniversary Package (E Frontier), 4. Alice in Nightmare (EA Games), 5. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Portal 2 (Valve), 2. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Crysis 2 (EA Games), 5. Total War: Shogun 2 (Sega).

A recent sale puts World of Warcraft: Cataclysm back on top of the North American PC charts, as Key's Rewrite overtakes Steins;Gate in Japan.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom), 3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (Ubisoft), 4. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 5. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai), 2. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 3. Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom), 4. One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP (Namco Bandai), 5. Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions (Namco Bandai).

UK: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom), 3. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 4. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo), 5. Rabbids 3D (Ubisoft).

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is off to a strong sales start in North America this week, despite a flood of negative customer reviews at Amazon concerning its limited save system.

Nintendo's Ocarina of Time remake continues to do brisk business worldwide, while Namco's Tales of the Abyss claims top honors in its debut week in Japan.


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

Japan: 1. Tennis no Oji-Sama Gyutto! Dokidoki Survival Umi to Yama no Love Passion (Konami), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 3. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 4. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2: Professional (Square Enix), 5. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (Nintendo).

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

Disney's recently launched Cars 2 battles established DS chart hits New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS stateside, as Konami's Tennis no Oji-Sama stays on top for the second week running in Japan.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 2. Final Fantasy Tactics (Square Enix), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Tactics Ogre (Square Enix), 5. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (Kadokawa Shoten), 2. ToHeart 2: Dungeon Travelers (Aqua Plus), 3. Danbouru Senki (Level 5), 4. Steins;Gate - Limited Edition (Kadokawa Shoten), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom).

UK: 1. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 2. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix), 3. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 5. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega).

ToHeart 2: Dungeon Travelers challenges reigning chart champ Steins;Gate in Japan, while budget-priced rereleases continue to lead the PSP charts stateside.


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