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Saling The World:  Mafia II  Leads UK Multiplatform Sales
Saling The World: Mafia II Leads UK Multiplatform Sales
August 27, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

August 27, 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 August 26th, 2010, find 2K's Mafia II heading Xbox 360 and PS3 software sales in Europe, while Madden NFL 11 and StarCraft II continue to lead the charts in North America.

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. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Gold's Gym Dance Workout (Ubisoft), 5. Just Dance (Ubisoft).

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

UK: 1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Fit Plus remain Nintendo's top software sellers in North America. Ubisoft also wins big with Just Dance and its recently released workout title Gold's Gym Dance Workout.

Nintendo's minigame compilation Wii Party continues to do brisk business in Japan, meanwhile, as Ubisoft's Just Dance and Dance on Broadway compete with Super Mario Galaxy 2 for top honors in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Mafia II (2K Games), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. Halo 3 (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package (Capcom), 2. Deathsmiles IIX (Cave), 3. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 4. Steins;Gate (5pb), 5. Deathsmiles IIX: Limited Edition (Cave).

UK: 1. Mafia II (2K Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft).

2K's sandbox-style crime drama Mafia II debuts at third place in North American Xbox 360 software sales, as Madden NFL 11 and Modern Warfare 2 stay on top of the regional charts.

Monster Hunter Frontier Online and Cave's shooter Deathsmiles IIX lead the rankings in Japan, while Mafia II premieres as the platform's top seller in Europe.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Mafia II (2K Games), 5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA).

Japan: 1. A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode R (Banpresto), 2. Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom), 3. Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (Ubisoft), 4. Chou Jigen Game: Neptune - Limited Edition (Idea Factory), 5. Chou Jigen Game: Neptune (Idea Factory).

UK: 1. Mafia II (2K Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix), 5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA).

Madden NFL 11 and Red Dead Redemption stay on top of the PlayStation 3 software sales charts in the United States, as 2K's Mafia II debuts behind Modern Warfare 2 at fourth place.

Mafia II fares better in the UK, where it tops weekly platform sales in its first week of release. Banpresto's A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode R spends another week at first place in Japan, with Sengoku Basara 3 trailing close behind.


PC
North America: 1. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Microsoft), 5. Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (Nitro+), 2. Mount & Blade: Warband (Cyber Front), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Winning Post 7 2010 (Koei), 5. Ragnarok Online RJC2010: Next Generation's Hero Vol. 2 (E Frontier).

UK: 1. Mafia II (2K Games), 2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Both the regular and limited Collector's editions of StarCraft II head North American PC software sales, as a returning Civilization IV: The Complete Edition pushes Blizzard's StarCraft Battle Chest out of the regional top five.

A recently released PC port of 5pb's Xbox 360 visual novel Steins;Gate tops Japanese PC sales, while Mafia II manages to overtake StarCraft II in the UK.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. Chrono Trigger (Square Enix), 4. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami), 2. Eigokoro Kyoushitsu DS (Nintendo), 3. Love Plus+ (Konami), 4. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 5. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (Square Enix).

UK: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo), 3. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Jam with the Band (Nintendo).

A price-dropped Chrono Trigger competes with reigning chart champs New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS in the United States, as Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold claim the remaining spots in the domestic top five.

Nintendo's art training program Art Academy disappears from the UK charts following a first-place debut last week, though the Japanese version (Eigokoro Kyoushitsu DS) maintains steady sales in the face of competition from Konami's Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story and Love Plus+.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 2. Ys Seven: Limited Edition (Xseed), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 5. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable - Limited Edition (Idea Factory), 2. Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (Namco), 3. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable (Idea Factory), 4. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (Namco), 5. Corpse Party: Blood Covered - Repeated Fear (5pb).

UK: 1. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 5. Formula 1 2009 (Codemasters).

Ys Seven drops to second place in North American PSP sales after a chart-topping debut last week, as God of War: Chains of Olympus moves up to claim top honors.

Idea Factory's visual novel port Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable leads in its first week of release in Japan, meanwhile, as Namco's aerial combat title Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault pushes former chart leader Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X to fourth place.


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