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Saling The World:  Wii Sports Resort, Uncharted 2  Lead U.S. Sales

Saling The World: Wii Sports Resort, Uncharted 2 Lead U.S. Sales

October 23, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

October 23, 2009 | 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 22nd, 2009, find Wii Sports Resort taking the lead in U.S. multiplatform sales, while Forza Motorsport 3 heads the week's results in the UK and 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:

Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Wii Sports Resort -- 2 Wii MotionPlus Bundle (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Okami -- Special Edition (Capcom), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 5. FIFA 10 (EA Sports).

Nintendo's recently released Wii Sports Resort bundle that includes two Wii MotionPlus peripherals tops the Wii charts in North America this week, and finishes as the region's biggest software seller across all platforms.

The standalone Wii Fit Plus and its Balance Board-bundled special edition take second and third place in domestic sales, while Mario Kart Wii and the regular version of Wii Sports Resort finish at fourth and fifth.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Borderlands (2K Games), 2. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 3. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 4. Brutal Legend (EA Games), 5. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Forza Motorsport 3 -- Limited Edition (Microsoft), 2. Steins;Gate -- Limited Edition (5pb), 3. Steins;Gate (5pb), 4. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 5. FIFA World Class Soccer 10 (EA Sports).

UK: 1. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 4. Borderlands (2K Games), 5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami).

Gearbox Software's open-world shooter Borderlands premieres as this week's top Xbox 360 title in North America, knocking last week's sales champion Halo 3: ODST to second place.

FIFA Soccer 10 also makes an impressive U.S. debut this week, while Forza Motorsport 3 is off to a strong sales chart in the UK and Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA), 2. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 3. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune -- Greatest Hits (SCEA), 4. Demon's Souls (Atlus), 5. Borderlands (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Uncharted: Ougontou to Kieta Sendan (SCEI), 2. FIFA World Class Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 3. Uncharted: El Dorado no Hihou -- PlayStation 3 the Best (SCEI), 4. Tales of Vesperia (Namco), 5. Demon's Souls (SCEI).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami), 4. EyePet (SCEE), 5. Need for Speed: Shift (EA Games).

Uncharted 2 leads the U.S. PlayStation 3 chart for the second week running, and spurs newfound interest in the original Uncharted game, which finishes third in today's sales results at Amazon.

Borderlands makes less of an impact on the PlayStation 3 than the Xbox 360 this week, meanwhile, landing at fifth place in its debut week. FIFA Soccer 10 fares better at second place, as Demon's Souls drops to fourth.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (THQ), 2. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 3. Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection (Konami), 4. Kingdom Hearts II -- Greatest Hits (Square Enix), 5. Kingdom Hearts -- Greatest Hits (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Slotter Up Mania 11: 2027 vs 2027 II (Dorart), 2. Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress + Premium Best (Konami), 3. Amagami (Enterbrain), 4. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (Idea Factory), 5. Okami -- PlayStation 2 the Best (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. SingStar: ABBA (SCEE), 3. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (THQ), 4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar), 5. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision).

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 and FIFA Soccer 10 top the domestic PS2 charts in their debut week, pushing last week's sales leader Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection to third place.

Kingdom Hearts and its sequel continue to see strong sales in the weeks following the release of Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days on the Nintendo DS, while in Japan, Slotter Up Mania 11: 2027 vs 2027 II steals the top spot from Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress + Premium Best.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Tropico 3 (Kalypso), 3. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda), 4. Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Her Interactive), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Online Season 6.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier -- Online 2-Shuunin Kinen Premium Package (Capcom), 3. Nobunaga no Yabou: Tendou (Koei), 4. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (E Frontier), 5. Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss (EA Games).

UK: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami), 3. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda), 4. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters), 5. Empire: Total War (Sega).

The recently released Tropico 3 challenges The Sims 3's chart dominance this week in the United States, but ultiately comes up short at second place.

The Game of the Year Edition of Fallout 3 overtakes Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy in today's rankings, meanwhile, as World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King again finishes at fifth place.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo), 2. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (Square Enix), 3. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (Nintendo), 4. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters: Heart Gold (Nintendo), 3. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 4. Love Plus (Konami), 5. Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 3. Rhythm Paradise (Nintendo), 4. Junior Brain Trainer (Avanquest), 5. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney).

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days moves up to second place in today's domestic Nintendo DS sales chart after dropping to fourth place last week. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story continues to lead overall sales numbers, as Scribblenauts lags behind Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box at fourth place.

In Japan, Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver and Heart Gold again head sales for the platform, as Dragon Quest IX returns after being knocked out of the top five last week by Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 2. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. Gran Turismo (SCEA), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar), 5. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Macross Ultimate Frontier (Bandai), 2. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G -- PSP the Best (Capcom), 3. Gran Turismo (SCEI), 4. SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (Namco), 5. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory)

UK: 1. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (SCEE), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar), 5. Need for Speed: Shift (EA Games).

God of War: Chains of Olympus and Dissidia Final Fantasy take the lead in this week's PSP charts in North America. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona and Disgaea 2 drop out of the top five this week, as Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars debuts at fourth place.

Elsewhere, Bandai's Macross Ultimate Frontier sees another successful week in Japan, while Gran Turismo tops sales in the UK.


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