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Saling The World:  Mario Galaxy 2  Heads Charts in U.S. and Japan

Saling The World: Mario Galaxy 2 Heads Charts in U.S. and Japan

June 4, 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 June 3rd, 2010, find Super Mario Galaxy 2 maintaining its multiplatform lead in North America and Japan, while Red Dead Redemption stays on top 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. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

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

Super Mario Galaxy 2 heads cross-platform sales in the United States for the second week running. New Super Mario Bros. trails at second place in today's Wii chart, while Just Dance returns to the top five to take third.

Mario Galaxy 2 also tops multiplatform software sales in Japan, while Just Dance maintains its lead over Wii Fit Plus in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 4. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 5. UFC Undisputed 2010 (THQ).

Japan: 1. Alan Wake: Limited Edition (Microsoft), 2. Chaos;Head Noah (5pb), 3. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 4. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom), 5. Tropico 3 (Russel).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 4. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 5. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom).

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption finishes its third week at the top of the Xbox 360 sales charts in North America, with Modern Warfare 2 and a discounted BioShock 2 leading over Alan Wake and UFC Undisputed 2010.

Red Dead Redemption continues to head sales across all platforms in Europe, as Alan Wake sees another big week in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Uncharted 2 (SCEA), 3. God of War III (SCEA), 4. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 5. ModNation Racers (SCEA).

Japan: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 3. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami), 4. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 5. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 4. Uncharted 2 (SCEA), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

Red Dead Redemption also remains a popular seller on the PlayStation 3, and finishes as the platform's biggest seller this week in the U.S. and the UK.

Uncharted 2 leads over God of War III in domestic sales, while 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa takes top honors in Japan.


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

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online RJC2010 Memorial Package (E Frontier), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2010 Next Generation's HERO Vol. 1 (E Frontier), 3. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. The Typing of the Dead: 10th Anniversary (Sega).

UK: 1. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

The Sims 3, Mass Effect 2, and Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold are this week's top PC sellers in North America, outperforming a price-dropped BioShock 2 and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

The Sims 3: Ambitions leads in the UK, as two new Ragnarok Online expansions head the charts in Japan.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 3. Glory of Heracles (Nintendo), 4. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia (Konami), 5. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix), 2. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental (Banpresto), 3. Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 (Sega), 4. Medarot DS: Kabuto Version (Rocket Company), 5. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Rooms: The Main Building (Hudson), 2. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 5. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney).

Mario Kart DS retakes the top Nintendo DS sales position in the United States this week, as last week's chart winner Glory of Heracles falls behind Pokemon HeartGold to finish at third place.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 edges past Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin in the Japanese charts, as Hudson's Rooms: The Main Building leads UK platform sales in its first week of release.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEA), 3. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 4. Gran Turismo (SCEA), 5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami).

Japan: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild (Konami), 3. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 4. Hisshou Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series Portable Vol. 1: Shinseiki Evangelion - Tamashii no Kiseki (D3), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. ModNation Racers (SCEE), 3. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 4. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega), 5. FIFA 10 (EA Sports).

LittleBigPlanet and Gran Turismo return to the U.S. PSP charts this week, thanks to a recent round of permanent price drops from Sony.

Konami leads the PSP sales rankings in Japan with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and the recently released RPG Fairy Tail: Portable Guild, while 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa continues its reign in the UK.


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