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Saling The World:  Just Dance, Pokemon  Lead Multiplatform Charts

Saling The World: Just Dance, Pokemon Lead Multiplatform Charts

April 2, 2010 | By Danny Cowan




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 April 1st, 2010, find Just Dance heading Wii game sales in North America and the UK, as Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold continue to lead the DS charts.

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. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo).

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

UK: 1. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo).

Ubisoft's Just Dance retakes the Wii's top sales position in North America this week, with New Super Mario Bros. finishing close behind at second place.

Just Dance also finishes as the UK's biggest seller across all platforms, while New Super Mario Bros. Wii stays on top in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 3. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 4. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 5. Wolfenstein (Activision).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix), 2. Chaos;Head Noah (5pb), 3. Chaos;Head Love Chu Chu! (5pb), 4. Hokuto Musou (Koei), 5. Steins;Gate (5pb).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 3. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 4. Just Cause 2 -- Limited Edition (Square Enix), 5. FIFA 10 (EA Sports).

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 overtakes Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as this week's top-selling Xbox 360 title in North America. BioShock 2 moves up to third place this week, as Wolfenstein returns to the top five following a steep price drop at Amazon.

Modern Warfare 2 also leads this week's results in Japan, where 5pb's visual novel Chaos;Head Noah and its sequel lead over Koei's Fist of the North Star-branded Dynasty Warriors spinoff Hokuto Musou.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. God of War III (SCEA), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix), 4. God of War Collection (SCEA), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (Konami), 2. Hokuto Musou (Koei), 3. God of War III (SCEA), 4. Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono (Sega), 5. God of War Collection (Capcom).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. God of War III (SCEE), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Just Cause 2 -- Limited Edition (Square Enix).

God of War III heads PlayStation 3 software sales for the second week in a row in North America. Modern Warfare 2 trails at second place, while Final Fantasy XIII maintains strong sales at third.

Konami's baseball sim sequel Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 finishes as the platform's top seller in Japan, as last week's chart champion Ryu ga Gotoku 4 drops to fourth place.


PC
North America: 1. StarCraft Battle Chest (Blizzard), 2. World of Warcraft (Blizzard), 3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard), 4. Diablo Battle Chest (Blizzard), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 5.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. The Sims 3: High End Loft Pack (EA Games), 5. Sacred 2 (E Frontier).

UK: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 4. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft).

Blizzard takes over Amazon's PC sales charts this week following a day-long sale dedicated to the company's products. StarCraft Battle Chest heads the domestic charts, with World of Warcraft and its two expansions also ranking among the week's top sellers.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 spends its second week at the top in Japan, meanwhile, and overtakes The Sims 3 as the week's biggest seller in the UK.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 3. Zhu Zhu Pets (Activision), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha (Atlus), 2. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 3. Hudson x GReeeeN Live!? DeeeeS!? (Hudson), 4. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (Nintendo), 5. Love Plus (Konami).

UK: 1. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 3. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 4. Peppa Pig: The Game (Ubisoft), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Nintendo's recently released SoulSilver and HeartGold versions of Pokemon continue to dominate DS sales in North America and the UK.

Atlus's Etrian Odyssey sequel Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha heads the charts in Japan, pushing last week's sales leader Tomodachi Collection to second place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 2. Dead or Alive Paradise (Tecmo), 3. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 4. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 5. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (Konami), 2. Dead or Alive Paradise -- Himitsu no Rakuen Box (Tecmo), 3. Gundam Assault Survive (Bandai), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom), 5. Dead or Alive Paradise (Tecmo).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 3. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 4. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (Activision), 5. Invizimals -- Camera Bundle (SCEE).

Tecmo's Dead or Alive Paradise is off to an impressive sales start, taking second place in U.S. PSP software sales and capturing two chart spots in Japan in its debut week.

Konami's Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 heads overall platform sales in Japan, while FIFA 10 keeps the top chart spot in the UK.


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