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Saling The World:  MGS: Peace Walker, 2010 FIFA  Lead Worldwide Charts
Saling The World: MGS: Peace Walker, 2010 FIFA Lead Worldwide Charts
April 30, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

April 30, 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 29th, 2010, find Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker heading cross-platform sales in Japan, as 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa leads the UK's console charts.

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. Wii Play (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 5. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. Dairantou Smash Brothers X (Nintendo).

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

New Super Mario Bros. Wii takes the top Wii chart spot in North America this week. Wii Play ranks in at second place thanks to a limited-time Amazon rebate offer, while Super Mario Galaxy returns to the top five as anticipation builds for next month's Super Mario Galaxy 2.

New Super Mario Bros. also leads in Japan, as Just Dance continues its multi-week chart reign in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 2. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 3. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 4. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft), 2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion -- Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda), 3. Super Street Fighter IV Collector's Package (Capcom), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix), 5. Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra -- Limited Edition (5pb).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 4. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft), 5. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft).

An Amazon discount in price puts BioShock 2 at the top of this week's domestic Xbox 360 sales chart. Capcom's recently released Super Street Fighter IV follows as second place, as a price-dropped Halo 3: ODST finishes third.

In Japan, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction ranks as the platform's biggest seller in its first week of release, while EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa takes the lead in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 2. God of War III (SCEA), 3. Demon's Souls (Atlus), 4. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar).

Japan: 1. God of War III (SCEA), 2. Super Street Fighter IV Collector's Package (Capcom), 3. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 4. God of War Collection (Capcom), 5. Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono (Sega).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 3. God of War Collection (SCEE), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar).

Super Street Fighter IV is this week's biggest-selling PlayStation 3 title in North America. God of War III drops to second place, as an Amazon discount in price lands Demon's Souls at third.

God of War III and Super Street Fighter IV lead the week's sales results in Japan, as 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa emerges as a top seller in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion -- Game of the Year Edition (2K Games), 2. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 3. Sangoku Koi Senki: Otome no Hyouhou! (Daisy2), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 8.0 Premium Package (Capcom).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft), 5. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games).

BioShock 2 and The Sims 3 head this week's PC software sales chart in the United States. A localized version of the Game of the Year Edition of Oblivion heads Japan's results, as Sega's soccer team management title Football Manager 2010 captures the top spot in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix), 2. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (Nintendo).

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

Pokemon SoulSilver and Pokemon HeartGold remain North America's fastest-selling Nintendo DS titles, as New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS trail close behind.

Sekaiju no Meikyuu III drops out of the Japanese top five this week, making way for Square Enix's debuting Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Nintendo's ever-popular Tomodachi Collection.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 2. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. LocoRoco 2 (SCEA), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 5. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 3. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (Konami), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom), 5. Saki Portable (Alchemist).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 3. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar).

As God of War: Chains of Olympus and Dissidia Final Fantasy again head the U.S. PSP sales charts, Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker debuts as this week's biggest software seller across all platforms in Japan.

Hakuouki Portable and Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 maintain strong sales in Japan, meanwhile, as 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa comes out on top in the UK.


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