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Saling The World:  FIFA 11, Dead Rising 2  Debut as Top Sellers

Saling The World: FIFA 11, Dead Rising 2 Debut as Top Sellers

October 1, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

October 1, 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 September 30th, 2010, find Dead Rising 2 debuting to brisk sales in the United States and Japan, as FIFA 11 heads software sales across multiple platforms 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:

Multiplatform
North America: 1. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, X360), 2. FIFA Soccer 11 (EA Sports, PS3), 3. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA, PS3), 4. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games, PC), 5. FIFA Soccer 11 (EA Sports, X360).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo, DS), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo, DS), 3. Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou (Capcom, DS), 4. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, X360), 5. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom, PSP).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, PS3), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, X360), 3. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters, PS3), 4. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, X360), 5. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters, PC).

Halo: Reach tops the North American multiplatform charts for the third week in a row, as the PlayStation 3 version of FIFA Soccer 11 finishes at a close second. The Xbox 360 edition of FIFA 11 also charts high in today's domestic sales rankings, as Civilization V trails the Sports Champions-bundled PlayStation Move accessory package.

Capcom's Okami sequel Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou and Dead Rising 2 debut as top sellers in Japan, as FIFA 11 overtakes Formula 1 2010 in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Wii Party (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom).

UK: 1. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

New Super Mario Bros. Wii continues its reign as the platform's biggest seller in the United States, as Mario Kart Wii returns this week to knock Activision's WipeOut: The Game out of the top five.

Wii Party remains a top seller in Japan, while FIFA 11 enters the UK charts this week at third place.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Halo: Reach (Microsoft), 2. FIFA Soccer 11 (EA Sports), 3. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom), 4. Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 3. Halo: Reach (Microsoft), 4. Halo: Reach - Limited Edition (Microsoft), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Halo: Reach (Microsoft), 3. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft).

FIFA Soccer 11 challenges Halo: Reach's chart dominance in the United States, and leads platform sales in its debut week in the UK.

Dead Rising 2 also emerges as a top seller stateside, and leads over Capcom's recently expanded MMORPG Monster Hunter Frontier Online as Japan's biggest-selling Xbox 360 title this week.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. FIFA Soccer 11 (EA Sports), 2. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA), 3. Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), 4. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision).

Japan: 1. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix), 3. BioHazard 5 - Alternative Edition (Capcom), 4. Dead Space (EA Games), 5. Assassin's Creed II - Special Edition (Ubisoft).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters), 3. PlayStation Move Starter Pack (SCEE), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom).

Dead Rising 2 makes an impressive debut on the PlayStation 3 this week, earning third place in the U.S. charts and taking top honors in Japan, while dropping to fifth place in the UK in its second week of release.

The PlayStation Move accessory and software bundle emerges as a big seller in North America and the UK, while the Move-compatible BioHazard 5 - Alternative Edition sees increased sales in Japan.


PC
North America: 1. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 4. The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Collector's Edition (Turbine), 5. Final Fantasy XIV - Collector's Edition (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package - Collector's Edition (Capcom), 2. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Final Fantasy XIV - Collector's Edition (Square Enix), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom).

UK: 1. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters), 4. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 5. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games).

Civilization V continues to lead PC software sales in the United States this week, as StarCraft II moves up to overtake Final Fantasy XIV for second place.

Civilization V also retains the top sales spot in the UK, while the recently-released Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 competes with prior editions and Final Fantasy XIV in the Japanese charts.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon HeartGold Version (Nintendo), 5. Let's Draw! (Majesco).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 3. Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou (Capcom), 4. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami), 5. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Art Academy (Nintendo), 2. Jam with the Band (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Toy Story 3 (Disney).

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future heads domestic Nintendo DS software sales for the third week running, as Majesco's drawing tool Let's Draw! makes its chart debut at fifth place.

Pocket Monsters Black and White remain Japan's top DS sellers in their second week of release, while Nintendo's instructional title Art Academy takes the top chart spot in the UK.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 3. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 5. Valkyria Chronicles II (Sega).

Japan: 1. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom), 2. K-On! Houkago Live!! (Sega), 3. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki - Limited Edition (Nihon Falcom), 4. Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (Sega), 5. Starry * Sky: In Summer Portable (Asgard).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 3. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 4. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 5. Valkyria Chronicles II (Sega).

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep spends its fourth week at the top of the PSP charts in North America, but slips to second place in the UK, where it's replaced by EA's debuting FIFA 11.

Falcom's RPG prequel Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki heads PSP software sales in Japan, as Sega's Yakuza series spinoff Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou remains a strong seller in the face of competition from newcomers K-On! Houkago Live!! and Starry * Sky: In Summer Portable.


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