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Saling The World:  Mario Galaxy 2  Overtakes  Red Dead  in U.S.

Saling The World: Mario Galaxy 2 Overtakes Red Dead in U.S.

May 28, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

May 28, 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 27th, 2010, find Super Mario Galaxy 2 heading cross-platform sales in North America, while Red Dead Redemption stays on top in the UK.

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

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

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

Super Mario Galaxy 2 leads as North America's biggest-selling software title across all platforms in its first week of release. New Super Mario Bros. drops to second place in domestic Wii sales, as Mario Kart Wii returns to the charts to take third.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 also heads the multiplatform charts in Japan, while Ubisoft's Just Dance takes top honors in the UK.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. UFC Undisputed 2010 (THQ), 5. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom).

Japan: 1. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 2. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom), 3. DeathSmiles IIX (Cave), 4. Alan Wake: Limited Edition (Microsoft), 5. Tropico 3 (Russel).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Halo 3 (Microsoft).

Red Dead Redemption and Alan Wake lead U.S. Xbox 360 software sales for the second week in a row, as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 edges past newcomer UFC Undisputed 2010 to finish at third place.

Alan Wake overtakes last week's chart champion Lost Planet 2 in Japan, meanwhile, as Red Dead Redemption continues to lead the cross-platform charts in Europe.


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

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

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 4. ModNation Racers (SCEE), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

Sony's kart racing title ModNation Racers claims second place in domestic PS3 software sales in its premiere week, finishing behind reigning chart leader Red Dead Redemption.

Lost Planet 2 takes the lead in Japan, while Red Dead Redemption and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa battle for the top spot in the UK.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 3. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold (Microsoft), 4. Mass Effect (EA Games), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online RJC2010 Memorial Package (E Frontier), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2010 Next Generation's HERO Vol. 1 (E Frontier), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 2. Alpha Protocol (Sega), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 5. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (EA Games).

The Sims 3 remains North America's biggest-selling PC software title, while Mass Effect and its sequel compete with Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King in the regional top five.

A pair of Ragnarok Online expansions head the charts in Japan, meanwhile, as Football Manager 2010 takes the lead over Sega's recently launched Alpha Protocol in Europe.


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

Japan: 1. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental (Banpresto), 2. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix), 3. Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 (Sega), 4. Medarot DS: Kabuto Version (Rocket Company), 5. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo).

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. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney).

The Nintendo-published RPG Glory of Heracles soars to the top of the domestic Nintendo DS charts in the wake of a drastic reduction in price at Amazon. Pokemon HeartGold Version takes second place, as Picross 3D climbs up to third in today's chart results.

Banpresto's strategy-RPG remake Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental overtakes Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 in the Japanese charts, while Medarot DS: Kabuto Version finishes its debut week at fourth place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Hexyz Force (Atlus), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 4. ModNation Racers (SCEA), 5. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 (Namco Bandai).

Japan: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 3. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami), 5. Blaze Union (Atlus).

UK: 1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 2. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 3. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 4. ModNation Racers (SCEE), 5. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega).

Atlus's Hexyz Force tops PSP sales in the United States in its premiere week, outselling Sony's recently released ModNation Racers and chart mainstays God of War: Chains of Olympus and Resistance: Retribution.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Hakuouki Portable lead platform sales in Japan for the second week in a row, as FIFA 10 joins 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa at the top of the charts in the UK.


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