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Saling The World:  Madden NFL 12  Leads U.S. Multiplatform Charts
Saling The World: Madden NFL 12 Leads U.S. Multiplatform Charts
September 2, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

September 2, 2011 | 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 September 1st, 2011, find Madden NFL 12 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution heading domestic multiplatform sales, while Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD and Grand Knights History top the charts 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:

Multiplatform
North America: 1. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports, X360), 2. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports, PS3), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Download Edition (Square Enix, PC), 4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft, X360), 5. Guilty Party (Disney, Wii).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (Capcom, PS3), 2. Grand Knights History (Marvelous, PSP), 3. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo, Wii), 4. Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat (Broccoli, PSP), 5. Uncharted (SCEI, PS3).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix, X360), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix, PS3), 5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix, PC).

EA's Madden NFL 12 leads the U.S. multiplatform charts in its debut week, joined by the recently released Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the price-dropped Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Guilty Party.

An upgraded PS3 version of Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable 3rd heads the week's results in Japan, as Deus Ex competes with Zumba Fitness in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Guilty Party (Disney), 2. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 2. Family Fishing Bundle (Namco Bandai), 3. Wii Remote Plus Variety Pack (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Level 5).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Just Dance (Ubisoft).

Disney's Guilty Party heads the domestic Wii charts during an Amazon promotional sale, as Namco Bandai's fishing controller-bundled Family Fishing goes up against reigning chart champ Minna no Rhythm Tengoku in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. Fallout: New Vegas - Collector's Edition (Bethesda), 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 5. Borderlands (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2011 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Dubbed Edition (Square Enix), 3. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb), 4. Steins;Gate (5pb), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 4. Halo Reach (Microsoft), 5. Driver: San Francisco (Ubisoft).

Madden NFL 12 leads over all competing titles in its debut week stateside, as an updated version of Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier Online and a budget-priced reissue of Call of Duty: Black Ops head the week's sales rankings in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. Top Spin 4 (2K Games), 4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix), 5. Portal 2 (Valve).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (Capcom), 2. Uncharted (SCEI), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Dubbed Edition (Square Enix), 4. Sengoku Musou 3: Empires (Koei), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 2. Driver: San Francisco (Ubisoft), 3. Rugby World Cup 2011 (505 Games), 4. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 5. L.A. Noire (Rockstar).

Deus Ex: Human Revolution sees a chart-topping week on the PlayStation 3 in the UK, while in Japan, a budget-priced rerelease of Uncharted goes up against Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD.


PC
North America: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Download Edition (Square Enix), 2. The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles - Download Edition (EA Games), 3. Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft), 4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2011 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2011: Process to the Hero Vol 2 (E Frontier), 3. Ragnarok Online RJC2011: Process to the Hero Vol 1 (E Frontier), 4. Touhou Shinreibyou: Ten Desires (Team Shanghai Alice), 5. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus).

UK: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 2. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 5. The SIms 3: Late Night (EA Games).

Downloadable versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles head the domestic PC sales rankings at Amazon this week, as the retail disc version of Human Revolution heads the charts in Europe.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (Atlus), 3. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 4. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 5. Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions (Namco Bandai).

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 2. Devil Survivor Overclock (Atlus), 3. Super Pokemon Rumble (Nintendo), 4. One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP (Namco Bandai), 5. Starfox 64 3D (Nintendo).

UK: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Puzzle Bobble Universe (Square Enix), 3. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo), 4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 5. Rabbids 3D (Ubisoft).

An upgraded edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked challenges Ocarina of Time in this week's 3DS sales results in North America and Japan, while a discounted Puzzle Bobble Universe sees big sales in the UK.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 4. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 3. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 4. Suite PreCure: Melody Collection (Namco Bandai), 5. PuyoPuyo 20th Anniversary (Sega).

UK: 1. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 2. Art Academy (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo), 4. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 5. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo).

Professor Layton and the Curious Village reports increased sales at Amazon in the wake of the recent announcement of an upcoming sequel, as Atsumete! Kirby continues to lead over Pocket Monster Black and White in Japan.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 2. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 3. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 5. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Grand Knights History (Marvelous), 2. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat (Broccoli), 3. Black Rock Shooter: The Game - Limited Edition (Image Epoch), 4. Persona 3 Portable (Atlus), 5. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria (Broccoli).

UK: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 4. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros).

The Vanillaware-developed Grand Knights History claims top honors in the PSP charts in its debut week in Japan, while Madden NFL 12 comes up short against Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII stateside.


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