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Saling The World:  Bad Company 2  Leads U.S. Multiplatform Sales

Saling The World: Bad Company 2 Leads U.S. Multiplatform Sales

March 5, 2010 | 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 March 4th, 2010, find Battlefield: Bad Company 2 heading Xbox 360 software sales in North America and the UK, as God of War Collection overtakes Heavy Rain in the PS3 rankings.

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. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Zangeki no Reginleiv (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 4. EA Sports Active (EA Sports), 5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega).

New Super Mario Bros. Wii overtakes Just Dance in today's North American Wii sales chart, with Wii Sports Resort following at third place.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii also leads in Japan, while Just Dance retains the top sales spot in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 4. Major League Baseball 2K10 (2K Sports), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Borderlands (2K Games), 2. BioShock 2 (D3 Publisher), 3. Sacred 2 (Spike), 4. Steins;Gate (5pb), 5. Espgaluda II Black Label: Limited Edition (Cave).

UK: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Aliens vs. Predator (Sega).

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 tops the UK Xbox 360 sales charts in its debut week, and finishes as this week's biggest-selling software title across all platforms in North America.

In Japan, Borderlands leads platform sales for the second week in a row, as BioShock 2 takes second place in its first week of release.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. God of War Collection (SCEA), 2. Heavy Rain (SCEA), 3. MLB 10: The Show (SCEA), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. BioHazard 5 Alternative Edition (Capcom), 2. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 3. Heavy Rain (SCEI), 4. Nobunaga no Yabou: Tendou (Koei), 5. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Heavy Rain (SCEE), 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE).

A discounted God of War Collection takes the lead in this week's North American PS3 sales chart, pushing last week's sales leader Heavy Rain to second place. SCEA's premiering baseball sim MLB 10: The Show finishes at third.

Heavy Rain stays on top in the UK, while Nobunaga no Yabou: Tendou and a budget-priced reissue of Demon's Souls make big first-week impressions in the Japanese sales charts.


PC
North America: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Napoleon: Total War -- Limited Edition (Sega), 4. Supreme Commander 2 (Square Enix), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 5.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 3. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. A Ressha de Ikkou (Cyber Front), 5. Age of Empires III: Complete Collection (Microsoft).

UK: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. Napoleon: Total War (Sega), 3. Supreme Commander 2 (Square Enix), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games).

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is off to a strong start in the U.S. and the UK, topping the sales charts in both regions in its first week of release. Supreme Commander 2 also debuts as a top seller in both territories.

Napoleon: Total War remains a consistent seller as well, while Left 4 Dead 2 returns to the UK charts following a recent price drop.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. MySims Kingdom (EA Games), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 5. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito (Square Enix), 2. Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no Heso (Spike), 3. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 4. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (Square Enix), 5. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo), 4. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 5. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo).

Mario Kart DS and a heavily discounted MySims Kingdom return to the Nintendo DS sales charts in North America, pushing big sellers like Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Bejeweled Twist out of the platform's top five.

A budget-priced rerelease of Dragon Quest IX heads the week's results in Japan, dropping former chart champion Fuurai no Shiren 4 to second place. Dragon Quest V also gets a successful reissue this week, and joins the recently released Dragon Quest VI among this week's top Japanese sellers.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony -- Limited Edition (Xseed), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. MLB 10: The Show (SCEA), 4. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (Xseed), 5. Killzone: Liberation (SCEA).

Japan: 1. God Eater (Namco), 2. Minna no Tennis Portable (SCEI), 3. Armored Core: Last Raven Portable), 4. Kenka Banchou 4 (Spike), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft), 3. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE, 4. Invizimals -- Camera Bundle (SCEE), 5. Gran Turismo (SCEA).

Xseed's localization of the classic RPG remake Lunar: Silver Star Harmony earns two chart spots in its debut week, and the Limited Edition version currently leads PSP software sales in North America.

God Eater and Minna no Tennis Portable continue to head PSP sales in Japan, as Armored Core: Last Raven Portable takes third place in its first week of release.


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