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Saling The World:  Modern Warfare 2  Tops Charts in U.S. and UK

Saling The World: Modern Warfare 2 Tops Charts in U.S. and UK

November 13, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

November 13, 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 12th, 2009, find Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 leading across all platforms in North America and the UK, as J-League 6 and Persona 3 Portable head sales 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 Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega).

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 2. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Square Enix), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. Mario & Sonic at Vancouver Olympics (Sega).

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

As anticipation builds for next week's release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus continues to lead sales for Nintendo's console worldwide.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games makes its first appearance in the U.S. top five this week, meanwhile, as Mario Kart Wii moves up past the standalone version of Wii Fit Plus to take third place.


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

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (5pb), 2. Bayonetta (Sega), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Bandai), 5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 3. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 4. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft), 5. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games).

Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 takes the top spot in domestic Xbox 360 software sales in its debut week, leading over recent hits like Dragon Age and Halo 3: ODST.

The Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 2 also premieres as a popular pick this week, as Borderlands maintains a strong sales performance at fourth place.

Steins;Gate and Bayonetta finish as Japan's top sellers for the second week in a row, while Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes fourth place in its first week of release.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA), 3. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 4. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (SCEA), 5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami).

Japan: 1. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Uncharted: Ougontou to Kieta Sendan (SCEI), 4. inFamous (SCEI), 5. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Bandai).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE), 4. SingStar: Take That (SCEE), 5. Need for Speed: Shift (EA Games).

Modern Warfare 2 ends Uncharted 2's three-week reign as the PlayStation 3's top seller in North America. Dragon Age ranks third in domestic sales, while Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 overtakes Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time to finish at fourth place.

In Japan, Modern Warfare 2 loses out to World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010, while Uncharted: Ougontou to Kieta Sendan finishes ahead of inFamous and Dragon Ball: Raging Blast.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 2. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (THQ), 3. FIFA Soccer 10 (EA Sports), 4. NCAA Football 10 (EA Sports), 5. Rock Band Special Edition (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress + Premium Best (Konami), 2. Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi -- Limited Edition (Yeti), 3. Tsuyo Kiss 2 Gakki: Swift Love -- Limited Edition (Revolution), 4. Persona 4 (Atlus), 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: Queen (SCEE).

Multiple standout titles compete for this week's top PlayStation 2 chart spot in North America, with Madden NFL 10 taking the lead over last week's sales champion WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010.

EA's NCAA Football 10 also sees big sales numbers this week, while Sony's Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier drops out of the top five after a promising debut last week.


PC
North America: 1. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Dragon Age: Origins -- Collector's Edition (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. EverQuest II: The Complete Collection (Sony).

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online RWC2009 Memorial Package (E Frontier), 2. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 3. Final Fantasy XI: The Vanadiel Collection 2 (Square Enix), 4. Monster Hunter Online Season 6.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

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

Dragon Age: Origins continues to lead the PC sales charts in North America, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 comes up short in spite of its overwhelming popularity on consoles.

The Collector's Edition of Dragon Age slips to third place this week, while The Sims 3 leads over Sony's MMORPG content compilation EverQuest II: The Complete Collection.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo), 2. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (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. Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix).

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. Style Boutique (Nintendo), 5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega).

Scribblenauts continues to boast impressive sales numbers since moving up to second place in the U.S. Nintendo DS chart last week. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story again takes top honors, while Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box falls behind Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros.

Pocket Monsters: Soul Silver, Tomodachi Collection, and Pocket Monsters: Heart Gold once again lead DS sales in Japan, as Dragon Quest IX returns to take fifth place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 2. Madden NFL 10 (EA Sports), 3. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. God of War: Chains of Olympus -- Greatest Hits (SCEA), 5. Gran Turismo (SCEA).

Japan: 1. J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J (Sega), 2. Persona 3 Portable (Atlus), 3. Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi (Starfish), 4. Hexyz Force (Atlus), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G -- PSP the Best (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Invizimals (SCEE), 3. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami), 5. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts).

Dissidia Final Fantasy drops to third place in domestic PSP sales this week, as Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron rises up to the top. Madden NFL 10 moves up a spot to take second, while God of War: Chains of Olympus outperforms Gran Turismo.

In Japan, Sega's soccer team management sim J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J and Persona 3 Portable lead platform sales, as Starfish's RPG sequel Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi trails at third place.


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