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Saling The World:  Red Dead Redemption  Tops US, UK Charts

Saling The World: Red Dead Redemption Tops US, UK Charts

May 21, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

May 21, 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 May 20th, 2010, find Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption leading multiplatform software sales in North America and the UK, as Dragon Quest Monsters 2 stays on top 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. Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3 Bundle (Konami), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. Winning Eleven Playmaker 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami).

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

New Super Mario Bros. Wii tops the Nintendo Wii charts in North America this week. Konami's peripheral-bundled Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3 also sees strong sales, thanks to a recent "Deal of the Day" price drop at Amazon.

Wii Fit Plus claims first place in Japan, while Ubisoft's Just Dance remains a big seller in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 5. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom), 2. Tropico 3 (Russel), 3. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 4. Senko no Ronde DUO (G.Rev), 5. Chaos;Head Noah Love Chu*Chu! (5pb).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 3. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 4. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 5. Red Dead Redemption: Limited Edition (Rockstar).

Red Dead Redemption premieres as this week's biggest software seller across all platforms in the United States and the UK, beating out longtime regional chart leaders New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Just Dance.

Alan Wake is off to a strong start in both regions, meanwhile, as Capcom's Lost Planet 2 captures the top spot in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 3. God of War III (SCEA), 4. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami), 2. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom), 3. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 4. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 5. Demon's Souls (SCEI).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Red Dead Redemption: Limited Edition (Rockstar), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. ModNation Racers (SCEE), 5. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports).

Red Dead Redemption also leads this week's PlayStation 3 sales results in North America and Europe, trumping recent hits like Super Street Fighter IV and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Last week's domestic chart champion 3D Dot Game Heroes drops out of the top five in its second week of release, while World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 premieres at the top of the charts in Japan.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 3. StarCraft Battle Chest (Blizzard), 4. Diablo Battle Chest (Blizzard), 5. Mass Effect 2 (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Lineage II: Second Throne -- Freya Master's Kit (E Frontier), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 3. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

UK: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda), 4. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games), 5. Football Manager 2010 (Sega).

The Sims 3 continues its reign as North America's top PC seller this week, as Blizzard's StarCraft Battle Chest and Diablo Battle Chest see a sales spike in the wake of recent discounts in price at Amazon.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 retakes first place in the UK, pushing past The Sims 3 and the discounted Game of the Year Edition of Fallout 3.


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

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix), 2. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 3. Love Plus (Konami), 4. Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei (Nintendo), 5. Hakuouki DS (Idea Factory).

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

Pokemon SoulSilver lags far behind HeartGold in this week's domestic Nintendo DS charts, with Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros. filling the sales gap between both titles.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 continues to lead sales across all platforms in Japan, with Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection finishing up the week at second place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 2. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 4. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar).

Japan: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 3. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi e (Bandai), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami), 5. Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku -- Limited Edition (Idea Factory).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 3. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 4. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega), 5. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts).

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 drops out of the U.S. PSP charts after a promising debut last week, as Star Wars: Battlefront: Elite Squadron and Resistance: Retribution return to take its place.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker sees another successful week in Japan, meanwhile, as 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa keeps the top spot in the UK.


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