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Saling The World:  MGS: Peace Walker  Leads Domestic PSP Charts

Saling The World: MGS: Peace Walker Leads Domestic PSP Charts

June 11, 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 June 10th, 2010, find Final Fantasy XIII outselling Super Mario Galaxy 2 Stateside after a recent price drop, as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker tops PSP sales in its debut week.

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. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Xenoblade (Nintendo), 2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Xenoblade Limited Edition (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo).

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

Super Mario Galaxy 2 remains North America's biggest-selling Wii title for the third week in a row, with New Super Mario Bros. and Just Dance trailing at second and third place.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 tops UK multiplatform sales in its debut week, while Monolith Soft's Xenoblade captures the top chart spot in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year Edition (Activision), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Take 2 Interactive Japan), 2. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix), 3. Saints Row 2 (THQ Japan), 4. Alan Wake (Microsoft), 5. Tropico 3 (Russel).

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

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption heads Xbox 360 software sales in yet another successful week, as Modern Warfare 2, Alan Wake, and a discounted Call of Duty 4 follow close behind.

Red Dead Redemption stays on top in Europe as well, while Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and Just Cause 2 are big sellers in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. God of War III (SCEA), 4. 3D Dot Game Heroes (Atlus), 5. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Take 2 Interactive Japan), 2. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix), 3. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 4. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 5. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. Uncharted 2 (SCEE), 3. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 4. God of War III (SCEE), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIII leads software sales across all platforms in North America this week following a recent "Deal of the Day" price drop at Amazon.

Red Dead Redemption drops to second place in domestic sales results, meanwhile, as 3D Dot Game Heroes returns to the charts behind God of War III at fourth place.


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. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 5. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2010 Memorial Package (E Frontier), 3. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Second Anniversary Premium Package (Capcom), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

UK: 1. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King climbs up to second place in today's domestic PC chart, while StarCraft Battle Chest receives a sales boost as anticipation builds for the upcoming StarCraft 2.

Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 retakes the top chart position in Japan, meanwhile, as The Sims 3 and its multiple expansions continue to lead PC software sales in the UK


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 4. Mega Man Zero Collection (Capcom), 5. Puzzler World (Atari).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix), 2. Rockman Zero Collection (Capcom), 3. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 4. Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (Nintendo), 5. Maru Goukaku Shikaku Dasshu! Gyouseishoshi Shiken (Media5).

UK: 1. Rooms: The Main Building (Hudson), 2. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros. rank as today's top Nintendo DS sellers in the United States. Pokemon HeartGold Version follows at third place, as Capcom's platformer compilation Mega Man Zero Collection debuts at fourth.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 spends another week at the top of the charts in Japan, as Hudson's Rooms: The Main Building again leads the weekly results in the UK.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. Disgaea Infinite (NIS America), 4. LittleBigPlanet (SCEA), 5. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild (Konami), 2. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 3. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 4. Hisshou Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series Portable Vol. 1: Shinseiki Evangelion - Tamashii no Kiseki (D3), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom).

UK: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 3. ModNation Racers (SCEE), 4. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 5. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts).

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is off to an impressive start in North America, outselling chart favorite God of War: Chains of Olympus and NIS America's debuting visual novel Disgaea Infinite in its first week of release.

Konami's Fairy Tail overtakes Hakuouki Portable in Japan, meanwhile, as Peace Walker takes the lead over 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in Europe.


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