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Saling The World:  Zumba Fitness  Tops Sales Charts Stateside

Saling The World: Zumba Fitness Tops Sales Charts Stateside

February 4, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

February 4, 2011 | 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 February 3rd, 2011, find Majesco's Zumba Fitness leading over Just Dance 2 and Black Ops in North America, while Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and Macross Triangle Frontier top multiplatform sales 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:

Multiplatform
North America: 1. Zumba Fitness (Majesco, Wii), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, Wii), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, PS3).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP), 2. Macross Triangle Frontier - Itsuwari no Utahime Pack (Bandai, PSP), 3. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Capcom, DS), 4. The Last Story - Special Edition (Nintendo, Wii), 5. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable - Limited Edition (Banpresto, PSP).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, PS3), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, X360), 4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft, X360), 5. Art Academy (Nintendo, DS).

Majesco's exercise title Zumba Fitness claims the top spot in today's domestic multiplatform sales chart, overtaking last week's sales leader Just Dance 2. New Super Mario Bros. returns to the top five at fourth place, landing between the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd keeps its lead in Japan, fending off competition from Bandai's recently released Macross Triangle Frontier, while Just Dance 2 maintains its status as the UK's biggest seller across all platforms.


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

Japan: 1. The Last Story - Special Edition (Nintendo), 2. Shape Boxing 2 Wii de Enjoy Diet (Rocket Company), 3. Donkey Kong Returns (Nintendo), 4. The Last Story (Nintendo), 5. Wii Party (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Wii Party (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Despite pressure from Majesco's Zumba Fitness, Ubisoft's Just Dance series remains popular on the Wii worldwide. Just Dance 2 and the spinoff Just Dance Kids capture chart spots stateside, while the franchise's first two entries top platform sales in the UK.

Mistwalker's RPG The Last Story leads Japanese sales for the second week running, with the Gold's Gym Cardio Workout sequel Shape Boxing 2 Wii de Enjoy Diet trailing close behind.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Halo: Reach (Microsoft), 5. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports).

Japan: 1. Dragon Age: Origins (Spike), 2. Gal Gun (Alchemist), 3. DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu Black Label (Cave), 4. Dream C Club Zero (D3 Publisher), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. Dead Space 2 (EA Games), 5. Forza Motorsport 3: Ultimate Edition (Microsoft).

Call of Duty: Black Ops and Kinect Sports rise up to capture the top two spots in this week's domestic Xbox 360 sales chart. Last week's sales leader Dance Central disappears from the top five, while Dead Space 2 also drops out of chart range in only its second week of release.

Dead Space 2 manages to earn fourth place in its debut week in Europe, meanwhile, as Alchemist's Gal Gun and Cave's arcade-ported shoot-'em-up DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu Black Label challenge reigning chart champ Dragon Age: Origins in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA), 4. Gran Turismo 5 (SCEA), 5. Dead Space 2 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Dragon Age: Origins (Spike), 2. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 4. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 5. Tales of Graces F (Namco).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. Dead Space 2 - Limited Edition (EA Games), 4. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

Black Ops and Red Dead Redemption see renewed sales momentum in the United States, while Dead Space 2 slides to fifth place after a promising second-place debut last week.

Elsewhere, Dragon Age: Origins leads over the returning World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 and FIFA 11 in Japan, as Dead Space 2 is off to a sluggish start at third place in the UK.


PC
North America: 1. DC Universe Online (Sony), 2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (EA Games), 4. Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft), 5. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 10 Premium Package Collector's Edition (Capcom), 3. Mahou Tsukai no Yoru (Type Moon), 4. Ragnarok Online 8th Anniversary Package (E Frontier), 5. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2011 (Sega), 2. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Dead Space 2 (EA Games), 5. Civilization V (2K Games).

Sony's DC Universe Online spends its fourth week at the top of Amazon's domestic PC sales charts, outselling Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and the recently released The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff expansion pack.

Final Fantasy XIV recaptures first place in Japan, while The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff nearly overtakes reigning chart topper Football Manager 2011 in Europe.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix), 3. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros).

Japan: 1. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Capcom), 2. Gyakuten Kenji 2 - Collector's Package (Capcom), 3. Ninokuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi (Level 5), 4. Eigo de Tabisuru: Little Charo (Nintendo), 5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Art Academy (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (Nintendo), 4. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo), 5. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo).

New Super Mario Bros. heads DS software sales stateside for the second week in a row, with Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Let's Draw trailing close behind.

In Japan, Capcom's Ace Attorney Investigations sequel Gyakuten Kenji 2 tops platform sales in its premiere week, as Art Academy once again outsells its competition in the UK.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 3. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (Square Enix), 4. Medal of Honor Heroes (EA Games), 5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom), 2. Macross Triangle Frontier - Itsuwari no Utahime Pack (Bandai), 3. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable - Limited Edition (Banpresto), 4. Senjou no Valkyria 3 (Sega), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix (Square Enix).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 (THQ), 3. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega), 4. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix).

With its successor on the horizon, the PlayStation Portable's sales charts continue to be headed by discounted titles and budget-priced rereleases of past hits in North America.

The platform shows much more vitality in Japan, where newcomer Macross Triangle Frontier challenges Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for chart dominance.


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