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Saling The World:  Just Dance 3, Skyward Sword  Head Domestic Sales Charts
Saling The World: Just Dance 3, Skyward Sword Head Domestic Sales Charts
December 2, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

December 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 December 1st, 2011, find Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim leading multiplatform sales stateside, while Super Mario 3D Land heads the portable charts worldwide.

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. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, X360), 3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Gold Remote Bundle (Nintendo, Wii), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, PS3), 5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda, X360).

Japan: 1. Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS (Namco Bandai, PS3), 2. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS), 3. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS), 4. Zelda no Densetsu: Skyward Sword (Nintendo, Wii), 5. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, Wii).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, X360), 2. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call (Nintendo, DS), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, PS3), 5. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega, Wii).

Ubisoft's Just Dance 3 remains North America's biggest-selling title across all platforms, leading over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Nintendo's recently released The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Namco Bandai's arcade-ported 3D fighting game Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS overtakes former chart leader Super Mario 3D Land in Japan, while Level 5's latest Professor Layton sequel goes up against Just Dance 3 and Modern Warfare 3 in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft), 2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Gold Remote Bundle (Nintendo), 3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo), 4. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros), 5. Toy Story Mania! (Disney).

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Skyward Sword (Nintendo), 2. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo), 4. PokePark 2: Beyond the World (Nintendo), 5. Itadaki Street Wii (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft), 2. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega), 3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 4. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft), 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft).

Demand is high for the gold Wii Remote-bundled special edition of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Amazon reports difficulty in keeping the bundle stocked in the United States. Skyward Sword also emerges as a popular pick in Japan, where it leads over last week's chart winner Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Kirby's Return to Dreamland).


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 3. Dance Central 2 (Microsoft), 4. Kinect Sports: Season Two (Microsoft), 5. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros).

Japan: 1. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft), 2. The King of Fighters XIII (SNK Playmore), 3. Ever17 - Limited Edition (5pb), 4. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Microsoft), 5. Saints Row: The Third (THQ).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 3. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft), 4. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft), 5. FIFA 12 (EA Sports).

Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports: Season Two rank among Amazon's top Xbox 360 sellers following a round of Black Friday price drops. Assassin's Creed: Revelations and The King of Fighters XIII take top honors in Japan, while Forza Motorsport 4 challenges Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim in Europe.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros), 3. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA), 4. Resistance 3 (SCEA), 5. Battlefield 3 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS (Namco Bandai), 2. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft), 3. Metal Gear Solid: HD Edition (Konami), 4. Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (Level 5), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA), 3. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft), 4. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 5. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros).

Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3 rival Modern Warfare 3 in the North American PS3 charts this week. Gundam Extreme VS and Assassin's Creed: Revelations head the rankings in Japan, meanwhile, as Ni no Kuni drops to fourth after debuting at second place last week.


PC
North America: 1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 2. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Download Edition (Square Enix), 4. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition (Atari), 5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online 9th Anniversary Package (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. Battlefield 3 (EA Games), 5. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2012 (Sega), 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 3. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision).

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim again ranks as the biggest-selling PC title in the United States, fending off competition from The Sims 3: Pets and a price-dropped Deus Ex: Human Revolution. A new Ragnarok Online bundle tops the charts in Japan, as Football Manager 2012 overtakes Skyrim in the UK.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo), 2. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 3. Asphalt 3D (Ubisoft), 4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 5. Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo), 3. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 4. Super Pokemon Rumble (Nintendo), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo), 2. FIFA 12 (EA Games), 3. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends (Nintendo), 4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Nintendo's Super Mario 3D Land keeps a commanding lead in the 3DS charts worldwide, while Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and Asphalt 3D report increased sales in North America following Black Friday price drops.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Monster High: Ghoul Spirit (THQ), 2. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo), 3. Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap), 4. Disney Princess: Magical Jewels (Disney), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Power Pro-kun Pocket 14 (Konami), 2. One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 - Shinsekai (Namco Bandai), 3. Tamagotchi Collection (Namco Bandai), 4. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo), 5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call (Nintendo), 2. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo (Activision), 3. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 4. Art Academy (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

THQ's Monster High: Ghoul Spirit rises to the top of the Nintendo DS charts in North America, as Konami's baseball sim Power Pro-kun Pocket 14 topples last week's chart winner One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 - Shinsekai in Japan.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. Medal of Honor Heroes (EA Games), 3. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 5. The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. 7th Dragon 2020 (Sega), 2. Final Fantasy Reishiki (Square Enix), 3. Danball Senki Boost (Level 5), 4. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend (Sega), 5. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 2. Football Manager Handheld 2012 (Sega), 3. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros).

A sequel to Sega's 2009 DS RPG 7th Dragon leads the Japanese PSP software charts in its premiere week, as FIFA 12 manages to overtake former chart leader Football Manager Handheld 2012 in the UK.


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