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Saling The World:  Final Fantasy XIII  Heads Japan's Multiplatform Charts
Saling The World: Final Fantasy XIII Heads Japan's Multiplatform Charts
December 18, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

December 18, 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 17th, 2009, find Final Fantasy XIII topping sales across all platforms in Japan, as Wii Fit Plus and Spirit Tracks lead stateside results.

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. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 5. Wii Play (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Daime! (Namco), 5. PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken (Nintendo).

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

New Super Mario Bros. takes second place in domestic Wii software sales this week after dropping to fourth last week. Wii Fit Plus remains on top, as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games climbs up past Wii Play.

In Japan, Namco's Tales of Graces falls to sixth place after an impressive debut last week, while Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Daime! and PokePark Wii take its place in the top five.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 3. Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai), 4. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games), 5. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports).

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

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

Namco Bandai's one-on-one fighter Tekken 6 returns to the North American Xbox 360 charts this week, thanks to a recent "Deal of the Day" discount in price at Amazon. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed II finish as the region's biggest sellers for the third week in a row.

Modern Warfare 2 also claims chart-topping sales in Japan, where the original Modern Warfare remains a popular pick as well. 5pb's visual novel Steins;Gate overtakes Assassin's Creed II in today's Japanese results, as Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition finishes fourth.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai), 2. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA), 5. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix), 3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 5. Demon's Souls (SCEI).

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. Need for Speed: Shift (EA Games).

An Amazon price drop puts Tekken 6 at the top of this week's domestic PS3 charts. Assassin's Creed II edges past Modern Warfare 2 and Uncharted 2 to take second place, while Madden NFL 10 finishes fifth.

Final Fantasy XIII leads sales across all platforms in Japan in its debut week, and pushes Modern Warfare 2 out of the PS3's top chart spot. Assassin's Creed II and World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 follow at third and fourth, as Demon's Souls returns at fifth place.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 2. NCAA Football 10 (EA Sports), 3. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (THQ), 4. NBA 2K10 (2K Sports), 5. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 2. Death Connection (Idea Factory), 3. Death Connection -- Limited Edition (Idea Factory), 4. Persona 4 (Atlus), 5. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (Idea Factory).

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

Madden NFL 10, NCAA Football 10, and WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 continue to lead PS2 software sales in North America. 2K's NBA 2K10 returns to the local charts at fourth place this week, pushing FIFA Soccer 10 to fifth.

Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress falls out of the Japanese top five for the first time since its initial release, as Idea Factory's adventure title Death Connection beats out Persona 4 in weekly sales.


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

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online 7th Anniversary Package (E Frontier), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 3. Daikoukai Jidai Online: El Oriente (Koei), 4. Hearts of Iron III (Cyber Front), 5. Left 4 Dead 2 (Zoo).

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

After dropping to fourth place last week, Left 4 Dead 2 recovers to take second in today's PC charts at Amazon.

The Sims 3 again leads U.S. sales, while Dragon Age: Origins maintains its lead over Modern Warfare 2 and Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo), 2. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 3. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega).

Japan: 1. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver (Nintendo), 3. Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue (Level 5), 4. Pocket Monsters: Heart Gold (Nintendo), 5. Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha - Blizzard (Level 5).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 4. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo), 5. Junior Brain Trainer DS (Avanquest).

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks takes another sales victory in the United States after a successful debut last week. Scribblenauts continues to outsell all other DS titles at Amazon, as Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story moves up to third place in the regional rankings.

Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection keeps the top spot in Japan, as Level 5's Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue falls behind Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver in weekly sales numbers.


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

Japan: 1. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega), 2. Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam NEXT PLUS (Bandai), 3. Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos (Banpresto), 4. Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos -- Gekitou Pack (Banpresto), 5. Tokimeki Memorial 4 (Konami).

UK: 1. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. Invizimals (SCEE), 4. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 5. Need for Speed: Shift (EA Games).

A recent Amazon sale for Square Enix's portable titles puts Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII at the top of this week's PSP sales results in the United States. Madden NFL 10 drops to second place, as LittleBigPlanet moves up past Dissidia Final Fantasy to finish third.

In Japan, Phantasy Star Portable 2 overtakes Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam NEXT PLUS to claim first place, while Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos finishes its debut week at third.


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Ahmet Schmengler
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No, it's not great. The Japanese are upset about their version.

http://kotaku.com/5415904/gamers-not-happy-with-japanese-modern-w
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