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Saling The World:  Dragon Quest IX, Fire Emblem  Head Global DS Charts
Saling The World: Dragon Quest IX, Fire Emblem Head Global DS Charts
July 16, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

July 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 July 15th, 2010, find Dragon Quest IX achieving big first-week sales in the United States, as Nintendo's latest Fire Emblem title heads cross-platform results 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. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Square Enix), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 4. Xenoblade (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft), 2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

Super Mario Galaxy 2 returns to the top of the Nintendo Wii charts in North America this week, thanks to a recent sale at Amazon. New Super Mario Bros. Wii drops to second place, as Just Dance and Lego Harry Potter hold steady at third and fourth place.

Square Enix's arcade-ported Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory heads the Japanese charts, as Ubisoft's Dance on Broadway overtakes Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. NCAA Football 11 (EA Sports), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. DJ Hero Renegade Edition (Activision), 5. Crackdown 2 (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package (Capcom), 2. Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (5pb), 3. Riot Act 2 (Microsoft), 4. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 5. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 3. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

EA's NCAA Football 11 debuts as this week's biggest-selling Xbox 360 title in the United States, as Modern Warfare 2 pushes last week's chart winner Red Dead Redemption to third place.

The Renegade Edition of Activision's DJ Hero places fourth in today's domestic sales results, thanks to a price drop of more than $100. Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier Online remains at first place in Japan, while Red Dead Redemption beats a discounted BioShock 2 in Europe.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. NCAA Football 11 (EA Sports), 2. Bayonetta (Sega), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. God of War III (SCEA), 5. Singularity (Activision).

Japan: 1. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010 (Konami), 2. Shirokishi Monogatari: Hikari to Yami no Kakusei (SCEI), 3. Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 (Gust), 4. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 5. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami).

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

NCAA Football 11 also heads the PlayStation 3 charts this week in North America, where Bayonetta and Singularity return to the top five following recent Amazon "Deal of the Day" price drops.

Konami's baseball sim franchise update Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010 heads the Japanese charts in its debut week, pushing last week's leading title Shirokishi Monogatari: Hikari to Yami no Kakusei (White Knight Chronicles 2) to second place.


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

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2010: Next Generation's Hero Vol. 2 (E Frontier), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 6.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 8.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. Tropico 3 (Zoo).

UK: 1. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft), 5. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games).

The Sims 3 continues its chart reign in North America this week, rivaled by Blizzard's Starcraft Battle Chest compilation and Microsoft's Flight Simulator X.

Several entries in Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier franchise chart in Japan, as The Sims 3 and its expansion titles rank high in the UK.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 4. Toy Story 3 (Disney), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (Nintendo), 2. Tokimeki Memorial Girls Side 3rd Story (Konami), 3. Odoru Daisousasen The Game: Sensuikan ni Sennyuu Seyo! (Bandai Namco), 4. Love Plus+ (Konami), 5. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber (Level 5).

UK: 1. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.), 2. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 5. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo).

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX tops Nintendo DS software sales in its debut week in North America, as the recent hits Toy Story 3 and Lego Harry Potter trail in its wake.

Nintendo's Fire Emblem series sequel Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu leads cross-platform sales in Japan in its first week of release, as Bandai Namco's premiering Odoru Daisousasen The Game: Sensuikan ni Sennyuu Seyo! edges out Love Plus+ for third place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (Atlus), 2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 3. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 4. Sid Meier's Pirates (2K Games), 5. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Last Ranker (Capcom), 2. Busou Shinki: Battle Masters (Konami), 3. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010 (Konami), 4. Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki! (Hudson), 5. Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku (Idea Factory).

UK: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 4. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega), 5. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports).

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker lead the PSP charts in the United States for the second week in a row, as a budget-priced rerelease for Sid Meier's Pirates ranks in at fourth place.

Capcom's RPG Last Ranker debuts at the top of the charts in Japan, meanwhile, as Konami's 3D fighter Busou Shinki: Battle Masters premieres at second place.


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