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Saling The World:  Just Dance  Leads Multiplatform Sales in U.S. and UK

Saling The World: Just Dance Leads Multiplatform Sales in U.S. and UK

February 5, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

February 5, 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 February 4th, 2010, find Ubisoft's Just Dance at the top of the multiplatform charts in North America and Europe, as Dragon Quest VI and God Eater head weekly 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. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

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. BioHazard: The Darkside Chronicles (Capcom).

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

Ubisoft's dancing sim Just Dance is back on top of the Wii charts in North America this week, and leads software sales across all platforms at Amazon for the second time in the last month.

Just Dance also heads Wii software sales in the UK, while New Super Mario Bros. continues to top the charts in Japan.


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

Japan: 1. End of Eternity (Sega), 2. Steins;Gate (5pb), 3. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda), 4. Mass Effect (Microsoft), 5. Gears of War 2: Limited Edition (Microsoft).

UK: 1. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar).

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 returns to the top Xbox 360 sales spot in the United States after being overtaken by Mass Effect 2 last week. The original Mass Effect maintains strong sales, while Assassin's Creed II pushes past Army of Two: The 40th Day to take fourth place in the regional rankings.

Mass Effect 2 finishes at first place in UK sales for the second week in a row, meanwhile, as Tri-Ace's RPG End of Eternity continues to lead the charts in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. God of War Collection (SCEA), 3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 4. White Knight Chronicles: International Edition (SCEA), 5. MAG (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Star Ocean: The Last Hope International (Square Enix), 2. End of Eternity (Sega), 3. MAG (SCEI), 4. Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hiku (Banpresto), 5. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix).

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

Modern Warfare 2's chart dominance remains unchallenged in North America, as God of War Collection again settles for second place. Level 5's action-RPG White Knight Chronicles finishes its debut week at fourth place, dropping Sony's multiplayer online shooter MAG to fifth.

In Japan, an expanded edition of Tri-Ace's Star Ocean: The Last Hope captures the leading chart spot, while Banpresto's Ar tonelico III surpasses Final Fantasy XIII in weekly sales numbers.


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

Japan: 1. Persona 4 (Atlus), 2. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (Idea Factory), 3. Amagami (Enterbrain), 4. Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Square Enix), 5. Fate/Stay Night [Realta Nua] (Kadokawa Shoten).

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

Shadow of the Colossus surges to the top of the PS2 sales rankings in the United States this week, as a trio of RPGs from Square Enix and Atlus lead over Sony's God of War.

Persona 4 takes top honors in Japan, meanwhile, as the SingStar series remains as popular as ever in the UK.


PC
North America: 1. Star Trek Online (Atari), 2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (Viva Media), 3. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. Mass Effect 2 Collector's Edition (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 3. Garnet Cradle (Spica), 4. Left 4 Dead 2 (Zoo), 5. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 2. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 3. Dragon Age: Origins (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3: Design and Hi-Tech Stuff (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Star Trek Online and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat debut at the top of the PC charts this week at Amazon, ending Mass Effect 2's brief run as North America's biggest-selling PC title.

Mass Effect 2 also sees a drop in popularity in the UK, where Sega's Football Manager 2010 retakes the lead. Dragon Age: Origins maintains steady sales in Europe, while The Sims 3 and its expansions remain popular picks worldwide.


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

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

UK: 1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo), 4. Peppa Pig: The Game (Ubisoft), 5. Junior Brain Trainer DS (Avanquest).

PopCap's Bejeweled Twist falls to fifth place in today's Nintendo DS sales charts after previously finishing at second. New Super Mario Bros. remains the top domestic seller, with Mario Kart DS trailing close behind.

Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi heads Japanese sales for the second week in a row, resulting in renewed popularity for Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito.


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

Japan: 1. God Eater (Namco), 2. Pop'n Music Portable (Konami), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 4. Senjou No Valkyria 2: Gallia Ouritsu Shikan Gakkou (Sega), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom).

UK: 1. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 3. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 4. Invizimals (SCEE), 5. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft).

God of War: Chains of Olympus overtakes last week's PSP sales winner Resistance: Retribution in North America. Konami's Pop'n Music Portable goes up against Namco's God Eater in Japan, as a price-dropped James Cameron's Avatar: The Game heads the week's results in the UK.


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