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Saling The World:  Tiger Woods 10, Grand Slam Tennis  Top U.S. Wii Charts
Saling The World: Tiger Woods 10, Grand Slam Tennis Top U.S. Wii Charts
June 12, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

June 12, 2009 | By Danny Cowan
More: Console/PC, Columns

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 11th, 2009, find Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis topping Wii sales in the United States, while Gyakuten Kenji and Mugen Kouro lead in Japan.

Data for "Saling The World" comes courtesy of the public sales information on,, and, 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:

Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Wii MotionPlus Bundle (EA Sports), 2. EA Sports Active (EA Sports), 3. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Grand Slam Tennis (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 2. Arc Rise Fantasia (Marvelous), 3. Wii de Asobu: Chibi-Robo! (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Shape Boxing: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Rocket Company).

UK: 1. EA Sports Active (EA Sports), 2. Wii Play (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft).

EA Sports has a tight grip on this week's North American Wii sales charts thanks to the popularity of the recently released Wii MotionPlus accessory. The MotionPlus-bundled Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 joins EA Sports Active at the top of the charts this week, while the MotionPlus-compatible Grand Slam Tennis debuts at fifth place.

In Japan, Arc Rise Fantasia falls to second place in favor of renewed demand for Wii Fit, as a remake of Chibi-Robo! places third in its first week of release.

Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare -- Game of the Year Edition (Activision), 2. Prototype (Activision), 3. Red Faction: Guerrilla (THQ), 4. Call of Duty: World at War (Activision), 5. Fable II (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires (Koei), 2. Prototype (Activision), 3. Mass Effect (Microsoft), 4. Gears of War -- Xbox 360 Platinum Collection (Microsoft), 5. Battlestations: Pacific (Spike).

UK: 1. Prototype (Activision), 2. Red Faction: Guerrilla (THQ), 3. Call of Duty: World at War (Activision), 4. Gears of War 2 (Microsoft), 5. FIFA 09 (EA Sports).

A promotional price drop at Amazon puts Call of Duty 4 at the top Xbox 360 sales spot this week in the United States. Activision's recently released action title Prototype follows at second place, as Red Faction: Guerrilla takes third.

Prototype also fares well in the UK and in Japan, where it finishes just behind the reigning chart champion Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires. Mass Effect drops to third place in Japanese sales, while Gears of War returns to finish fourth.

PlayStation 3
North America: 1. InFamous (SCEA), 2. Prototype (Activision), 3. UFC 2009 Undisputed (THQ), 4. LittleBigPlanet (SCEA), 5. Killzone 2 (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires (Koei), 2. Senjou no Valkyria -- PlayStation 3 the Best (Sega), 3. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (Ubisoft), 4. Prototype (Activision), 5. Demon's Souls (SCEI).

UK: 1. Prototype (Activision), 2. InFamous (SCEA), 3. UFC 2009 Undisputed (THQ), 4. Killzone 2 (SCEE), 5. Red Faction: Guerrilla (THQ).

InFamous continues to lead PlayStation 3 sales numbers in North America, though Prototype presents tough chart competition in its debut week. UFC 2009 Undisputed climbs up past LittleBigPlanet to take third in this week's rankings, while Killzone 2 hangs on at fifth place.

Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires tops Japanese sales for the second week running, as Senjou no Valkyria again finishes at second place. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. climbs up to third place, meanwhile, as Demon's Souls drops to fifth.

PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Rock Band Special Edition (MTV Games), 2. Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection (Konami), 3. Shadow of the Colossus (SCEA), 4. God of War (SCEA), 5. Final Fantasy X (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Sengoku Basara 2 -- PlayStation 2 Best Price! (Capcom), 2. Triggerheart Exelica Enhanced -- Nendroid Super Set (Alchemist), 3. Super Robot Taisen Z Special Disc (Banpresto), 4. Amagami (Enterbrain), 5. Okami -- PlayStation 2 the Best (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 09 (EA Sports), 2. Guitar Hero: Metallica (Activision), 3. SingStar: Queen (SCEE), 4. SingStar: ABBA (SCEE), 5. SingStar '80s (SCEE).

Rock Band Special Edition once again heads the weekly PlayStation 2 sales results at Amazon, with Konami's Metal Gear Solid series compilation Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection finishing at a close second. In Japan, Sengoku Basara 2 rises to the top, while a discounted special edition of Triggerheart Exelica Enhanced takes second.

North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3 -- Collector's Edition (EA Games), 3. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 4. Fallout 3 (Bethesda), 5. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe (EA Games).

Japan: 1. The Sims 3 -- Collector's Edition (EA Games), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2009 Vol. 1: Win the Victory (E Frontier), 3. Ragnarok Online RJC2009 Memorial Package (E Frontier), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 5.0 Premium Package (Capcom).

UK: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2009 (Sega), 3. Prototype (Activision), 4. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe (EA Games), 5. Battle Forge (EA Games).

The Sims 3 continues its worldwide reign this week, finishing as the week's biggest PC software seller in all three major regions. Sales for the Collector's Edition of The Sims 3 have also picked up steam recently, with the special USB drive-bundled version topping the Japanese charts and taking second in U.S. sales.

Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo), 5. The Legendary Starfy (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Gyakuten Kenji (Capcom), 2. Mugen Kouro (Sega), 3. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Square Enix), 4. Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Monogatari (Level 5), 5. Rittai Picross (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo), 3. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney), 4. Mystery Stories (Avanquest), 5. Brain Training (Nintendo).

After falling to fourth place last week, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is back on top of this week's North American Nintendo DS sales chart. New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS follow at second and third place, as Nintendo's platformer The Legendary Starfy premieres this week at fifth place.

In Japan, the Platinum Games-developed RPG Mugen Kouro (Infinite Space) trails behind last week's sales champion Gyakuten Kenji, while Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days finishes ahead of Level 5's Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Monogatari.

PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Class of Heroes (Atlus), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 5. Sega Genesis Collection (Sega).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G -- PSP the Best (Capcom), 2. Yuusha 30 (Marvelous), 3. ToraDora Portable! (Bandai), 4. Evangelion: Jo (Bandai), 5. Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 09 (EA Sports), 2. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (EA Sports), 3. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 4. Ben 10: Alien Force (D3 Publisher), 5. Lego Batman (Warner Bros.)

Though Atlus' recent chart hit Crimson Gem Saga has since fallen out of the North American top five after finishing last week at second place, the company's latest effort, the first-person RPG Class of Heroes, debuts at the top of this week's charts. God of War: Chains of Olympus drops to second place, as the retro compilation Sega Genesis Collection returns to take fifth.

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Chris Melby
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I picked Tiger up for the MotionPlus support. Compared to 07, which was rushed garbage, this game is great. Good to see EA is putting a serious effort into the Wii now. I'm also happy they dropped the lame "All Play" title, and made it an optional game mode, which is how it should be.

I'm not into Tennis, but since it support MotionPlus, I might buy it. :]