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Saling The World:  ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection  Heads Domestic Charts
Saling The World: ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Heads Domestic Charts
September 30, 2011 | 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 September 29th, 2011, find Gears of War 3 and The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection leading domestic multiplatform sales, while FIFA 12 tops the charts 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:

Multiplatform
North America: 1. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (SCEA, PS3), 2. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft, X360), 3. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports, PS3), 4. God of War: Origins Collection (SCEA, PS3), 5. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports, X360).

Japan: 1. ICO/Wanda to Kyozou Limited Box (SCEI, PS3), 2. Dark Souls (From Software, PS3), 3. Dark Souls - Limited Edition (From Software, PS3), 4. Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki (Falcom, PSP), 5. No More Heroes: Red Zone (Marvelous, PS3).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 - Special Edition (EA Sports, PS3), 2. FIFA 12 - Special Edition (EA Sports, X360), 3. FIFA 12 (EA Sports, PS3), 4. FIFA 12 (EA Sports, PS3), 5. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft, X360).

Sony's The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection leads as this week's top seller across all platforms in the United States, overtaking last week's chart winner Gears of War 3.

The Collection also heads the Japanese charts, while FIFA 12 sees a successful debut week in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection (Square Enix), 2. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 3. Family Fishing Bundle (Namco Bandai), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 2. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 3. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft), 4. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

A price-dropped Twilight Princess returns to the Wii's top five stateside, as Zumba Fitness manages to fend off new competition from FIFA 12 in Europe.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft), 2. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports), 3. Dead Island (Deep Silver), 4. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

Japan: 1. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft), 2. Gears of War 3 - Limited Edition (Microsoft), 3. Gears of War Twin Pack (Microsoft), 4. code_18 - Limited Edition (Cyber Front), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2011 Premium Package (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 - Special Edition (EA Sports), 2. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 3. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft), 4. F1 2011 (Codemasters), 5. Dead Island (Deep Silver).

Gears of War 3 continues to head Xbox 360 software sales in its second week of release in the U.S. and Japan, while FIFA 12's regular and special editions occupy the top two chart spots in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (SCEA), 2. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports), 3. God of War: Origins Collection (SCEA), 4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Konami), 5. Dead Island (Deep Silver).

Japan: 1. ICO/Wanda to Kyozou Limited Box (SCEI), 2. Dark Souls (From Software), 3. Dark Souls - Limited Edition (From Software), 4. No More Heroes: Red Zone (Marvelous), 5. Shin Sangoku Musou 6: Moushouden (Koei).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 - Special Edition (EA Sports), 2. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 3. F1 2011 (Codemasters), 4. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (SCEE), 5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix).

The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection and God of War: Origins Collection rank high in domestic PS3 sales thanks to a recent promotional sale at Amazon, while in Europe, Codemasters' F1 2011 trails FIFA 12 in its premiere week.


PC
North America: 1. Dead Island - Download Edition (Deep Silver), 2. Diablo Battle Chest (Blizzard), 3. FIFA Soccer 12 - Download Edition (EA Sports), 4. Starcraft Battle Chest (Blizzard), 5. Darkspore - Download Edition (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward.2 Premium Package (E Frontier), 2. Nobunaga no Yabou Online Premium Box (Koei), 3. Ragnarok Online RJC2011: Process to the Hero Vol 1 (E Frontier), 4. Ragnarok Online RJC2011: Process to the Hero Vol 2 (E Frontier), 5. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 2. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. A Game of Thrones: Genesis (Cyanide), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft).

Blizzard's Diablo Battle Chest returns to the U.S. PC sales rankings following a Deal of the Day price drop, as FIFA 12 ends The Sims 3's long reign atop the charts in the UK.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo), 3. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends (Nintendo), 4. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 5. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts).

Japan: 1. Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei - Limited Edition (Marvelous), 2. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 3. Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei (Marvelous), 4. Hana to Ikimo no Rittai Zukan (Nintendo), 5. Super Pokemon Rumble (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends (Nintendo), 2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 3. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 4. Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo), 5. Rabbids 3D (Ubisoft).

An Amazon promotional sale puts Pilotwings Resort and Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends among North America's top 3DS sellers this week, while Nintendo's educational title Hana to Ikimo no Rittai Zukan competes with reigning chart champ Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei in Japan.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades Bundle (Activision), 2. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo), 3. Drawn To Life: Spongebob Squarepants (THQ), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 3. Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS (Nintendo), 4. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo), 5. Love Plus+ (Konami).

UK: 1. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Art Academy (Nintendo), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros).

The accessory-packaged Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades Bundle heads DS sales stateside after a steep drop in price, as newcomer Kirby Mass Attack outsells longtime chart favorites New Super Mario Bros and Mario Kart DS.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix), 2. Tactics Ogre (Square Enix), 3. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki (Falcom), 2. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6 (Konami), 3. Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki - Limited Edition (Falcom), 4. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat (Broccoli), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar), 4. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 5. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (Activision).

Square Enix once again leads the PSP charts with Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep and Tactics Ogre, while a new entry in Falcom's long-running Eiyuu Densetsu (The Legend of Heroes) series heads the week's sales rankings in Japan.


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Comments


Fred Marcoux
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interesting to see ICO do so well

Evan Bell
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This makes me happy.

David Abrams
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While I appreciate the effort you put into these posts, it primarily illustrates what items are part of sales promotions at Amazon and is likely not a good indicator of how the game is selling across the country.



The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection & God of War: Origins Collection are part of a buy 2, save $20 promotion, which is why it's listed in your top 5. I'd be shocked if either of these are in the top 10 NPD charts.



ICO/Shadow outselling Gears? That alone should give you an idea that these Amazon charts don't provide much in the way of useful data.


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