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Saling The World:  Splinter Cell: Conviction  Leads in U.S. and UK
Saling The World: Splinter Cell: Conviction Leads in U.S. and UK
April 16, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

April 16, 2010 | 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 April 15th, 2010, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction leading Xbox 360 sales in North America and the UK, while No More Heroes: Eiyuutachi no Rakuen heads the charts 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. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (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. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo).

Wii Fit Plus is back on top in North America this week, with Just Dance and New Super Mario Bros. Wii trailing at second and third place.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii once again takes first place in Japan, as Just Dance maintains its sales lead in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft), 2. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. No More Heroes: Eiyuutachi no Rakuen (Marvelous), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix), 3. Steins;Gate (5pb), 4. Chaos;Head Love Chu Chu! (5pb), 5. Deathsmiles (Cave).

UK: 1. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction -- Limited Edition (Ubisoft)

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction leads as the Xbox 360's biggest software seller in its first week of release in the United States and the UK.

Batman: Arkham Asylum takes second place in North America following a day-long price drop at Amazon, meanwhile, as Grasshopper Manufacture's enhanced port of No More Heroes heads platform sales in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. God of War III (SCEA), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar), 3. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rockstar), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono (Sega), 2. God of War III (SCEA), 3. Hokuto Musou (Koei), 4. No More Heroes: Eiyuutachi no Rakuen (Marvelous), 5. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (Konami).

UK: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar), 2. God of War III (SCEE), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Heavy Rain (SCEE).

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV DLC compilation disc Episodes from Liberty City sees fast sales in its debut week, finishing behind God of War III in the U.S. charts and topping platform sales in the UK.

Sega's Yakuza series sequel Ryu ga Gotoku 4 returns to the top of the Japanese charts, as God of War III and Hokuto Musou follow close behind in weekly sales numbers.


PC
North America: 1. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (EA Games), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 3. Sacred 2 (E Frontier), 4. The Sims 3: High End Loft Pack (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

UK: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games).

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King continues to lead PC software sales in North America, as The Sims 3 overtakes Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for second place.

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City makes a chart-topping debut in the UK, as Football Manager 2010 leads over Mass Effect 2 at fourth place.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros).

Japan: 1. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha -- Special Edition (Atlus), 4. Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha (Atlus), 5. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 3. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Peppa Pig: The Game (Ubisoft).

Though Pokemon HeartGold headed the charts last week, Pokemon SoulSilver emerges as the more popular of the two titles this week in North America. Mario Kart DS places second in domestic sales, while Scribblenauts returns to take fifth.

Last week's Japanese chart winner Sekaiju no Meikyuu III falls to third place, meanwhile, as Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection and New Super Mario Bros. take the region's top two chart spots.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 2. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 3. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 4. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (Atlus), 5. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 2. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (Konami), 3. Lucky * Star: Net Idol Meister -- DX Pack (Kadokawa Shoten), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom), 5. Saki Portable (Alchemist).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 3. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 4. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 5. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (SCEE).

A price drop puts Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron at second place in U.S. PSP sales, as God of War: Chains of Olympus continues to rank as the platform's top domestic seller.

Idea Factory's visual novel Hakuouki Portable leads for the second week in a row in Japan, while FIFA 10 keeps the top spot in the UK.


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Yes! Splinter Cell leads. Can't wait for the free content to roll in.


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