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Saling The World:  Dragon Age, Uncharted 2  Top U.S. Charts

Saling The World: Dragon Age, Uncharted 2 Top U.S. Charts

November 6, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

November 6, 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 November 5th, 2009, find Dragon Age: Origins and Uncharted 2 heading multiplatform sales in North America, as Winning Eleven 2010 and Persona 3 Portable lead 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:

Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Wii Sports Resort -- 2 Wii MotionPlus Bundle (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. The Beatles Rock Band: Special Value Edition (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Mario & Sonic at Vancouver Olympics (Sega), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. Tsumi to Batsu: Uchuu no Koukeisha (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

Wii Sports Resort again heads this week's Wii sales results in North America, as the Balance Board-bundled Wii Fit Plus rises up to take second place.

Mario Kart Wii remains a strong seller at fourth place, while the peripheral-bundled Special Value Edition of The Beatles Rock Band takes fifth place in domestic sales.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare -- Game of the Year Edition (Activision), 2. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 3. Borderlands (2K Games), 4. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 5. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (5pb), 2. Bayonetta (Sega), 3. Fallout 3 -- Xbox 360 Platinum Collection (Bethesda), 4. Bayonetta -- Limited Edition (Sega), 5. Namco Museum Virtual Arcade (Namco).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 3. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar), 5. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games).

As anticipation looms large for next week's release of Modern Warfare 2, Amazon drops the price of the original Modern Warfare in North America, leading to a spike in weekly sales numbers for the two-year-old title.

BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins also sees a big sales week, outperforming Halo 3: ODST and last week chart champion Borderlands in the United States.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA), 2. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (SCEA), 3. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 4. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami).

Japan: 1. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 2. 3D Dot Game Heroes (From Software), 3. Uncharted: Ougontou to Kieta Sendan (SCEI), 4. Bayonetta -- Limited Edition (Sega), 5. inFamous (SCEI).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE), 3. Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai), 4. EyePet (SCEE), 5. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (SCEE).

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time moves up a rank in this week's North American PS3 software sales chart, as Uncharted 2 remains the biggest regional seller for the third week in a row.

Dragon Age: Origins makes its U.S. debut at third place this week, while EA's and Konami's rival soccer sims close out the domestic top five. In Japan, World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 leads regional sales in its first week of release, as From Software's retro-inspired RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes premieres at second place.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (THQ), 2. Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier (SCEA), 3. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 4. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 5. Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress + Premium Best (Konami), 2. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (Idea Factory), 3. Persona 4 (Atlus), 4. Amagami (Enterbrain), 5. Okami -- PlayStation 2 the Best (Capcom).

UK: 1. SingStar: Take That (SCEA), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami), 4. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (THQ), 5. SingStar: ABBA (SCEE).

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 is back on top in the United States this week, beating out the recently released Jak & Daxter sequel The Lost Frontier in weekly sales numbers.

Madden NFL 10 and FIFA Soccer 10 remain steady sellers, meanwhile, as Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories returns to the top five after a drop in price at Amazon.


PC
North America: 1. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 2. Dragon Age: Origins -- Collector's Edition (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Borderlands (2K Games), 5. Football Manager 2010 (Sega).

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online RWC2009 Memorial Package (E Frontier), 2. Joker no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Wonder World (QuinRose), 3. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion -- Game of the Year Edition (2K Games), 5. Monster Hunter Online Season 6.0 Premium Package (Capcom).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 2. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Borderlands (2K Games), 5. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda).

Dragon Age: Origins sees its biggest sales on the PC this week in North America, with both the regular and Collector's editions outperforming The Sims 3 in the regional sales chart.

Borderlands drops to fourth place after topping the U.S. charts last week, as Sega's Football Manager 2010 hangs on to first place in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver (Nintendo), 2. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 3. Pocket Monsters: Heart Gold (Nintendo), 4. Love Plus (Konami), 5. Summon Night X: Tears Crown (Banpresto).

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

5th Cell's Scribblenauts sees a sales boost this week, and climbs up to take second place in weekly Nintendo DS sales numbers in North America. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story stays on top, as New Super Mario Bros. claims third place.

In Japan, last week's top title Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden drops out of chart range in its second week of release, as Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver rises up to take its place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 2. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 3. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 4. Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier (SCEA), 5. Gran Turismo (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Persona 3 Portable (Atlus), 2. Dissidia Final Fantasy: Universal Tuning (Square Enix), 3. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G -- PSP the Best (Capcom), 4. Macross Ultimate Frontier (Bandai), 5. Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi (Starfish SD).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 3. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar), 5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami).

Dissidia Final Fantasy returns to the top of the PSP charts in North America this week. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron finishes its first week of release at second place, as Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier premieres at fourth.

Persona 3 Portable leads Japanese sales in its debut week, meanwhile, as the upgraded Universal Tuning edition of Dissidia Final Fantasy takes second.


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