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Saling The World:  Spirit Tracks  Leads DS Sales in Debut Week
Saling The World: Spirit Tracks Leads DS Sales in Debut Week
December 11, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

December 11, 2009 | By Danny Cowan
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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 December 10th, 2009, find The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks heading the domestic Nintendo DS charts in its first week of release, while New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Tales of Graces lead 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:

Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega).

Japan: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Tales of Graces (Namco), 3. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii -- Special Edition (Nintendo).

UK: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

An Amazon price drop puts Wii Fit Plus back on top of North America's Wii sales charts. Wii Sports Resort also moves up a spot this week, as New Super Mario Bros. drops behind Mario Kart Wii to take fourth place.

New Super Mario Bros. stays on top in the UK and Japan, meanwhile, as Namco's Tales of Graces premieres at second place in the Japanese charts.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 3. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games), 4. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 5. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix), 2. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 3. Steins;Gate (5pb), 4. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda), 5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 4. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games), 5. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft).

Amazon's list of the Xbox 360's top sellers in North America remains unchanged from last week's results. Modern Warfare 2 maintains a commanding lead, as Assassin's Creed II and Left 4 Dead 2 trail at second and third place.

Square Enix's localization of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 heads Japanese sales. The original Modern Warfare also charts in Japan this week, thanks to a recent round of price drops, as Assassin's Creed II overtakes 5pb's visual novel Steins;Gate.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA), 3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 4. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 5. LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix), 2. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 3. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Square Enix), 5. Ryu ga Gotoku 3 -- PlayStation 3 the Best (Sega).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE), 5. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos).

God of War Collection drops out of chart range in this week's PS3 sales results in North America, as Madden NFL 10 moves up to take fourth place.

LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition returns to the domestic charts at fifth place, while Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2, and Assassin's Creed take the platform's top sales spots for the second week in a row.

Modern Warfare 2 and its predecessor rank among the top Japanese sellers for this week, as Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) sees a sales boost in the wake of a recent sequel announcement.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 2. NCAA Football 10 (EA Sports), 3. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (THQ), 4. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 5. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (LucasArts).

Japan: 1. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 2. Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress + Premium Best (Konami), 3. Persona 4 (Atlus), 4. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (Idea Factory), 5. Amagami (Enterbrain).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. SingStar: Take That (SCEA), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami), 4. SingStar: ABBA (SCEE), 5. Buzz! The Mega Quiz (SCEE).

Madden NFL 10 and NCAA Football 10 remain the PS2's top sellers in the United States. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 climbs to third place, leaving FIFA Soccer 10 and a discounted Lego Indiana Jones to close out the domestic rankings.

In Japan, World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 debuts at the top of the charts, as Beatmania IIDX 16 moves up past Persona 4 to finish at second place.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games), 5. Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Her Interactive).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Left 4 Dead 2 (Zoo), 3. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. Lineage Episode 1 Memorial Package (E Frontier), 5. Age of Empires III: Complete Collection (Microsoft).

UK: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack (EA Games).

The Sims 3 takes another sales victory at Amazon this week, finishing ahead of Dragon Age: Origins and Modern Warfare 2 in the regional rankings.

Left 4 Dead 2 falls to fourth place after finishing second last week, while Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy pushes World of Warcraft Battle Chest out of the top five.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo), 2. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 3. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force -- Collector's Edition Bundle (Disney), 4. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 2. Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue (Level 5), 3. Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver (Nintendo), 4. Pocket Monsters: Heart Gold (Nintendo), 5. Love Plus (Konami).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 3. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 4. Junior Brain Trainer DS (Avanquest), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Nintendo's Phantom Hourglass followup The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks leads domestic Nintendo DS sales in its first week of release. Scribblenauts trails at second place, as Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story drops behind Club Penguin after topping the charts for the last several weeks.

Love Plus returns to the Japanese top five after a brief disappearance. Tomodachi Collection and the latest Professor Layton title continue to rank as the region's biggest sellers, as Pocket Monsters: Heart Gold and Soul Silver take third and fourth.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 2. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 4. LittleBigPlanet (SCEA), 5. Daxter (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam NEXT PLUS (Bandai), 2. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega), 3. Tokimeki Memorial 4 (Konami), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 5. Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Accel 3 (Bandai).

UK: 1. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 4. Invizimals (SCEE), 5. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega).

Madden NFL 10 overtakes Dissidia Final Fantasy in this week's domestic PSP charts. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron and LittleBigPlanet also remain big sellers, while Sony's Daxter returns to the top five at fifth place.

In Japan, Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam NEXT PLUS overtakes Phantasy Star Portable 2, leaving Konami's dating sim sequel Tokimeki Memorial 4 at third place.


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