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Saling The World:  Just Dance 3, Forza Motorsport 4  Top Worldwide Charts
Saling The World: Just Dance 3, Forza Motorsport 4 Top Worldwide Charts
October 14, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

October 14, 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 October 13th, 2011, find Just Dance 3 and Forza Motorsport 4 leading multiplatform sales in the U.S. and the UK, while Just Dance Wii heads the week's 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:

Multiplatform
North America: 1. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft, Wii), 2. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft, X360), 3. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft, X360), 4. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports, PS3), 5. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports, X360).

Japan: 1. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, Wii), 2. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Namco Bandai, PS3), 3. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, PS3), 4. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Namco Bandai, X360), 5. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai, PSP).

UK: 1. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft, X360), 2. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 4. FIFA 12 (EA Sports, PS3), 5. FIFA 12 (EA Sports, X360).

This week sees Ubisoft's Just Dance 3 releasing to fast sales stateside, while the region-exclusive Just Dance Wii manages to claim the top chart spot in Japan.

Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 4 leads the week's results in the UK, meanwhile, beating out Just Dance 3 and longtime regional chart leader Zumba Fitness.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft), 2. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 4. EA Sports Active: NFL Training Camp (EA Sports), 5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo).

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

UK: 1. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft), 2. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Just Dance 2 maintains strong sales even after the recent launch of Just Dance 3 in the U.S. and the UK, while in Japan, Just Dance Wii overtakes the recent hits Minna no Rhythm Tengoku and Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft), 2. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft), 3. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 4. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports), 5. Brink (Bethesda).

Japan: 1. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Namco Bandai), 2. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft), 3. Forza Motorsport 4 - Limited Edition (Microsoft), 4. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft), 5. Rage (Bethesda).

UK: 1. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft), 2. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 4. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft), 5. FIFA 12 - Special Edition (EA Sports).

Forza Motorsport heads Xbox 360 platform sales in its premiere week stateside and in Europe, while Ace Combat: Assault Horizon heads the Japanese charts despite an influx of negative customer reviews at Amazon.co.jp.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports), 2. Dark Souls (Namco Bandai), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Konami), 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 5. Brink (Bethesda).

Japan: 1. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Namco Bandai), 2. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami), 3. Dark Souls (From Software), 4. F1 2011 (Codemasters), 5. Shin Sangoku Musou 6: Moushouden (Koei).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 2. FIFA 12 - Special Edition (EA Sports), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Konami), 4. Dark Souls - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai), 5. Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge (Alternative).

FIFA 12 spends its third week atop the PS3 sales chart in the UK, and overtakes From Software's Demon's Souls follow-up Dark Souls to become the platform's fastest-selling title stateside.


PC
North America: 1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Download Edition (Ubisoft), 2. Might & Magic Heroes VI Deluxe - Download Edition (Ubisoft), 3. Might & Magic Heroes VI (Ubisoft), 4. Might & Magic Heroes VI - Download Edition (Ubisoft), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Wizardry Online Act #1 (E Frontier), 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. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 5. Nobunaga no Yabou Online Premium Box (Koei).

UK: 1. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 2. Rage (Bethesda), 3. Might & Magic Heroes VI (Ubisoft), 4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Ubisoft's Might & Magic Heroes VI captures several chart spots in its premiere week in North America, while id Software's Rage reports impressive sales in Europe.


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

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

UK: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends (Nintendo), 3. Rabbids 3D (Ubisoft), 4. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D remains the 3DS's fastest-selling title in all regions this week, as Star Fox 64 3D and Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends maintain steady sales stateside.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 3. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo), 4. Ni no Kuni (Level 5), 5. Love Plus+ (Konami).

UK: 1. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Cars 2 (Disney), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney)

New Super Mario Bros. reclaims top honors in North America's DS charts this week, pushing Kirby Mass Attack to second place. Pokemon Black and White lead the Japanese results, while Let's Draw! remains the platform's biggest-selling title in the UK.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 2. Tactics Ogre (Square Enix), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar), 5. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA).

Japan: 1. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai), 2. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... (Namco Bandai), 3. Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. Final: Shinnyusei wa Ohimesama (Acquire), 4. AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... (Namco Bandai), 5. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Sweet Serenade (Broccoli).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. FIFA 11 (EA Sports).

A budget-priced Need for Speed: Most Wanted leads over Tactics Ogre as this week's top-selling PSP title stateside, while Namco Bandai's adventure title AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... reports fast sales in its premiere week in Japan.


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