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Saling The World:  Mass Effect 2  Leads Domestic Multiplatform Sales

Saling The World: Mass Effect 2 Leads Domestic Multiplatform Sales

January 29, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

January 29, 2010 | 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 January 28th, 2010, find BioWare's Mass Effect 2 heading software sales across all platforms in North America, as End of Eternity overtakes Final Fantasy XIII 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. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Just Dance (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. EA Sports Active (Electronic Arts).

New Super Mario Bros. Wii returns to the top of the charts in the United States after losing out to Just Dance last week, though Ubisoft's title remains the UK's biggest seller across all platforms for the second week in a row.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii also leads this week's rankings in Japan, where Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort and Mario Kart Wii continue to see strong sales.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Mass Effect (Microsoft), 4. Army of Two: The 40th Day (EA Games), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. End of Eternity (Sega), 2. Steins;Gate (5pb), 3. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters), 4. Mass Effect (Microsoft), 5. Fight Night Round 4 (EA Sports).

UK: 1. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 4. Borderlands (2K Games), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar).

BioWare's Mass Effect 2 heads multiplatform software sales in North America in its debut week. The original Mass Effect title sees a resulting sales boost, and finishes third in the regional Xbox 360 charts.

The recently released Tri-Ace RPG End of Eternity tops the charts in Japan, meanwhile, as Mass Effect 2 edges out Modern Warfare 2 in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. God of War Collection (SCEA), 3. MAG (SCEA), 4. Army of Two: The 40th Day (EA Games), 5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEA).

Japan: 1. MAG (SCEI), 2. End of Eternity (Sega), 3. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix), 4. Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hiku (Banpresto), 5. Ar tonelico III -- Limited Edition (Banpresto).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE), 3. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (SCEE), 4. 007: Quantum of Solace (Activision), 5. FIFA 10 (EA Sports).

Modern Warfare 2 overtakes God of War Collection in this week's U.S. sales results at Amazon, as Sony's massively multiplayer online shooter MAG takes third place in its premiere week.

MAG also makes an impressive debut in Japan, where it finishes ahead of Final Fantasy XIII and End of Eternity to top the region's weekly sales charts.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Atlus), 2. Kingdom Hearts (Square Enix), 3. Final Fantasy X (Square Enix), 4. Kingdom Hearts II (Square Enix), 5. Shadow of the Colossus (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (Idea Factory), 2. Persona 4 (Atlus), 3. Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Square Enix), 4. Amagami (Enterbrain), 5. Little Busters! Converted Edition (Prototype).

UK: 1. SingStar: Take That (SCEE), 2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar), 3. SingStar: ABBA (SCEE), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. SingStar: Queen (SCEE).

Persona 4 returns to the top of the PS2 charts in North America, thanks to a recent price drop. A trio of Square Enix-developed RPGs follow in its wake, as Sony's Shadow of the Colossus trails at fifth place.

Persona 4 also remains a strong seller in Japan, while Sony's SingStar series accounts for the majority of platform sales in the UK.


PC
North America: 1. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 2. Mass Effect 2 Collector's Edition (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 5. Left 4 Dead 2 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games), 3. Ragnarok Online 7th Anniversary Package (E Frontier), 4. Left 4 Dead 2 (Zoo), 5. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games).

UK: 1. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 3. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Mass Effect 2 finishes at the top of the PC sales charts in North America, ending The Sims 3's long reign as the region's biggest-selling PC title.

Mass Effect 2 heads the week's results in the UK as well, pushing Sega's popular management sim Football Manager 2010 to second place.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Bejeweled Twist (PopCap), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo), 5. Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (Square Enix), 2. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 3. Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (Nintendo), 4. Livly Garden (Marvelous), 5. Love Plus (Konami).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 2. Peppa Pig: The Game (Ubisoft), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 5. Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars -- The Director's Cut (Ubisoft).

PopCap's Bejeweled Twist follows New Super Mario Bros. in this week's North American Nintendo DS sales charts. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks drops to fourth place after topping the charts last week, while Scribblenauts returns to the top five at fifth place.

In Japan, Square Enix's remake of the classic RPG Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi trumps Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection, as Marvelous's Livly Garden takes fourth place in its debut week.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. Star Ocean: Second Evolution (Square Enix), 5. Daxter (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. Senjou No Valkyria 2: Gallia Ouritsu Shikan Gakkou (Sega), 3. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces -- Limited Edition (Namco), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom), 5. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar), 3. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft), 4. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 5. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE).

Resistance: Retribution climbs to the top of the PSP charts in North America this week following a recent Amazon price drop, leaving God of War: Chains of Olympus at second place.

Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep tops platform sales in Japan for the second week in a row, while Sega's Valkyria Chronicles sequel Senjou No Valkyria 2: Gallia Ouritsu Shikan Gakkou follows close behind.


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