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Saling The World:  Mario Galaxy 2, Xenoblade  Head Global Wii Sales

Saling The World: Mario Galaxy 2, Xenoblade Head Global Wii Sales

June 18, 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 17th, 2010, find Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Xenoblade on top of the worldwide Wii charts, as Red Dead Redemption and Episodes from Liberty City lead on competing platforms stateside.

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. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Xenoblade Limited Edition (Nintendo).

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

Super Mario Galaxy 2 tops U.S. Wii software sales for the fourth week running, with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Just Dance continuing to lead over Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports Resort.

Xenoblade continues its chart dominance in Japan, meanwhile, as Super Mario Galaxy 2 captures the top cross-platform sales spot in the UK after its recent international debut.


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

Japan: 1. Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (5pb), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Take 2 Interactive Japan), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Tropico 3 (Russel), 5. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom).

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. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft).

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 steals the top Xbox 360 chart spot from Red Dead Redemption after a recent "Deal of the Day" sale at Amazon, as a price-dropped BioShock 2 returns to the domestic charts at fifth place.

Bad Company 2 also competes against Red Dead Redemption and Modern Warfare 2 in this week's UK results, while Cave's arcade-ported shooter Ketsui leads sales in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Rockstar), 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 3. Borderlands (2K Games), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. God of War III (SCEA).

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

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

The PlayStation 3 edition of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content compilation Episodes from Liberty City surges to the top of the multiplatform sales charts in North America this week following a temporary price drop at Amazon.

Red Dead Redemption falls to fourth place in domestic platform sales after a successful run over the past few weeks, though the title remains on top in the UK.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Diablo Battle Chest (Blizzard), 3. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold (Microsoft), 4. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff (EA Games).

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

UK: 1. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3: World Adventures (EA Games).

The Sims 3 remains North America's biggest-selling PC title, while Blizzard's Diablo Battle Chest climbs up past Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold to place second in domestic sales results.

Ragnarok Online and Monster Hunter Frontier continue to do brisk business in Japan, as The Sims 3 and its expansion packs command strong sales in the UK.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. 100 Classic Books (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 5. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix), 2. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 3. Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (Nintendo), 4. Rockman Zero Collection (Capcom), 5. Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix).

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

Nintendo's novel compilation 100 Classic Books ranks third in Nintendo DS software sales in its debut week, placing behind Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros. in today's sales results at Amazon.

In Japan, Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX joins reigning chart champion Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker in this week's top five, as Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (Spirit Tracks) overtakes Capcom's recently released Rockman Zero Collection for third place.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 5. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 3. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom), 5. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild (Konami).

UK: 1. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 2. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA Sports), 3. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 4. ModNation Racers (SCEE), 5. Football Manager Handheld 2010 (Sega).

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker continues to head PSP software sales in the U.S. and the UK, with God of War: Chains of Olympus and Dissidia Final Fantasy trailing at second and third place stateside.

Idea Factory's Hakuouki overtakes Peace Walker for the top spot in Japan, as last week's chart winner Fairy Tail falls to fifth place in today's sales rankings.


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