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Saling The World:  Pokemon Black  and  White  Top Charts in U.S. and UK

Saling The World: Pokemon Black and White Top Charts in U.S. and UK

March 11, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

March 11, 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 March 10th, 2011, find Nintendo's Pokemon White and Black heading multiplatform sales in North America and Europe, while Koei's Dynasty Warriors sequel Shin Sangoku Musou 6 takes top honors 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. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo, DS), 2. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo, DS), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Dragon Age II (EA Games, X360), 5. MLB 11: The Show (SCEA, PS3).

Japan: 1. Shin Sangoku Musou 6 (Koei, PS3), 2. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix, PSP), 3. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP), 4. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen (Bandai, PSP), 5. SD Gundam G Generation World (Bandai, PSP).

UK: 1. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo, DS), 2. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo, DS), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Killzone 3 (SCEE, PS3), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360).

The newest entries in Nintendo's long-running Pokemon series lead multiplatform sales in North America and the UK, with the White edition proving the more popular of the pair in both regions.

Dragon Age II also premieres as a top seller this week in the United States, as Sony's baseball franchise update MLB 11 arrives at fifth place in its debut week.


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

Japan: 1. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Fitness Party (Bandai Namco), 4. Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus (Nintendo), 5. Shape Boxing 2 Wii de Enjoy Diet (Rocket Company).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Wii Party (Nintendo), 5. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo).

Just Dance 2 again heads Wii software sales in the U.S. and in Europe, while Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros. Wii climb up to second and third place in the domestic charts.

Wii Fit Plus also sees a successful week in Japan, where Wii Party and Bandai Namco's recently released Fitness Party claim top chart spots.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Dragon Age II (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Microsoft), 4. Halo Reach (Microsoft), 5. Kinect Sports (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Dennou Senki Virtual-On Force - Memorial Box (Sega), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. The [email protected] 2 (Namco), 4. Catherine (Atlus), 5. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Two Worlds II (Topware), 4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 5. Alan Wake (Microsoft).

BioWare's Dragon Age II premieres as this week's highest-selling Xbox 360 title in the United States, pushing former chart leaders Call of Duty: Black Ops and Kinect Adventures to second and third place.

The limited Memorial Box edition of Sega's arcade-ported Virtual-On Force leads Japanese sales following a steep drop in price at Amazon, while Black Ops continues to lead over FIFA 11 in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. MLB 11: The Show (SCEA), 2. Killzone 3 (SCEA), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. Dragon Age II (EA Games), 5. Heavy Rain (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Shin Sangoku Musou 6 (Koei), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. Shin Sangoku Musou 6 - Treasure Box (Koei), 4. Makai Senki Disgaea 4 (Nippon Ichi), 5. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami).

UK: 1. Killzone 3 (SCEE), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEE), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft).

MLB 11 ends Killzone 3's two-week reign as North America's fastest-selling PlayStation 3 title, while a reissued Heavy Rain returns to the charts behind Dragon Age II at fifth place.

Koei's Dynasty Warriors sequel Shin Sangoku Musou 6 heads platform sales in its debut week in Japan, as Killzone 3 maintains its lead in the European charts.


PC
North America: 1. Dragon Age II (EA Games), 2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3 Deluxe (EA Games), 4. Rift - Collector's Edition (Trion Worlds), 5. Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2010 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 10 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Ragnarok Online 8th Anniversary Package (E Frontier), 5. Mahou Tsukai no Yoru (Type Moon).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2011 (Sega), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Dawn of War II: Retribution - Collector's Edition (THQ), 4. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard), 5. Rift (Trion Worlds).

Trion Worlds' MMORPG Rift continues to rank among the most popular PC titles in North America and the UK, though EA's Dragon Age II claims the top overall chart spot in its debut week stateside.

Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier Online continues to see brisk sales in Japan, as Football Manager 2011 once again leads in the UK.


Nintendo 3DS
Japan: 1. Layton Kyouju to Kiseki no Kamen (Nintendo), 2. Nintendogs + Cats: Shiba & New Friends (Nintendo), 3. Sengoku Musou Chronicle (Koei), 4. Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco), 5. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom).

The Professor Layton series sequel Layton Kyouju to Kiseki no Kamen leads 3DS sales in the platform's second week of release in Japan. The Shiba edition of Nintendogs + Cats moves up to second place, as Ridge Racer 3D overtakes Super Street Fighter IV in this week's results.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Let's Draw! (Majesco).

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

UK: 1. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Art Academy (Nintendo), 5. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo).

The recent North American and UK debuts of Pokemon Black and White resulted in a sales boost for both titles in Japan, where established Pokemon fans eagerly await trades and battles with overseas Pokemon trainers.

Capcom's Ace Attorney Investigations sequel Gyakuten Kenji stays on top of the Japanese charts for the second week in a row, as New Super Mario Bros. competes with the drawing titles Art Academy and Let's Draw! in the U.S. and Europe.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Atlus), 2. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 5. MLB 11: The Show (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 2. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom), 3. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen (Bandai), 4. SD Gundam G Generation World (Bandai), 5. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (Sega).

UK: 1. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Atlus), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEE), 4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 5. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (Activision).

Tactics Ogre reclaims first place in North American PSP sales, as EA's price-dropped Need for Speed: Most Wanted trails close behind at second place.

Square Enix's Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy leads platform sales in Japan in its second week, while Bandai's manga-licensed Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen premieres at third.


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