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Saling The World:  3D Dot Game Heroes  Leads U.S. PS3 Charts
Saling The World: 3D Dot Game Heroes Leads U.S. PS3 Charts
May 14, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

May 14, 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 May 13th, 2010, find 3D Dot Game Heroes heading domestic PlayStation 3 software sales, as Alan Wake is off to a strong start in the UK.

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 Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo).

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

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

New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Just Dance again lead the North American Wii sales charts at Amazon, while Mario Kart Wii moves up a spot to overtake Wii Sports Resort.

Wii Fit Plus stays on top in Japan, meanwhile, as Just Dance's multiplatform chart dominance remains unchallenged in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision), 3. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft), 4. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 5. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Metro 2033 (Spike), 2. Super Street Fighter IV Collector's Package (Capcom), 3. Chaos;Head Noah Love Chu*Chu! (5pb), 4. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 5. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft).

UK: 1. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 2. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 3. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 4. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 retakes the top spot in North America this week, while a steeply discounted Guitar Hero 5 follows at second place. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction drops to third place, leading over Assassin's Creed II and Left 4 Dead 2.

Alan Wake makes a successful early debut in the UK this week, pushing last week's chart champion 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa to second place.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. 3D Dot Game Heroes (Atlus), 2. Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai), 3. God of War III (SCEA), 4. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. God of War III (SCEI), 3. God of War Collection (Capcom), 4. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 5. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. God of War Collection (SCEE), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar).

Atlus's retro-inspired action-RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes heads the U.S. PlayStation 3 charts in its first week of release, leading over recent hits like God of War III and Super Street Fighter IV.

EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tops platform sales in other parts of the world, as Final Fantasy XIII returns to the Japanese charts after an extended absence to take fifth place.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. Mass Effect 2 (Microsoft), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 8.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

UK: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Napoleon: Total War (Sega), 3. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games).

The Sims 3 enjoys another week at the top of the U.S. PC charts, as Mass Effect 2 and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King edge back into top five territory.

Napoleon: Total War takes second place in the UK following a drop in price, beating out former chart leaders Football Manager 2010 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo).

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

UK: 1. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 2. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. WarioWare D.I.Y. (Nintendo).

Pokemon HeartGold leads domestic Nintendo DS sales for the second week running, as Mario Kart DS moves up past SoulSilver to finish at second place.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 again heads Japanese software sales across all platforms, as Love Plus gets a sales boost in anticipation of an upcoming sequel.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 2. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 (Namco Bandai), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar).

Japan: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku (Idea Factory), 3. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom), 5. Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku -- Limited Edition (Idea Factory).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 3. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 4. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega), 5. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft).

Namco Bandai's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 makes an impressive sales debut this week, finishing ahead of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Dissidia Final Fantasy in Amazon's North American PSP charts.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker leads platform sales in Japan for the third week in a row, as Idea Factory's Hakuouki series claims three chart spots in this week's results.


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Samuli Ulmanen
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This is a great day for the whole Finnish games industry. Remedy's success will surely bring in more money and talent to our business - which has been struggling for the past year or so. I'm confident that the North American launch will also be a success as well.


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