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Saling The World:  NCAA Football 12  Debuts to Top Sales

Saling The World: NCAA Football 12 Debuts to Top Sales

July 15, 2011 | By Danny Cowan




Gamasutra's weekly column, "Saling The World", covers the top five selling games at online retailer Amazon 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 July 14th, 2011, find Medal of Honor, NCAA Football 12, and Just Dance 2 heading domestic multiplatform sales, while Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 leads 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. Medal of Honor (EA Games, PS3), 2. Medal of Honor (EA Games, X360), 3. NCAA Football 12 (EA Sports, X360), 4. NCAA Football 12 (EA Sports, PS3), 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii).

Japan: 1. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (Konami, PS3), 2. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo, 3DS), 3. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (Konami, PSP), 4. Starfox 64 3D (Nintendo, 3DS), 5. Steins;Gate (Kadokawa Shoten, PSP).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 3. Top Spin 4 (2K Sports, X360), 4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney, Wii).

EA's Medal of Honor returns to the U.S. multiplatform charts during promotional "Lightning Deal" price drop at Amazon, beating the debuting NCAA Football 12 for top honors in today's results.

Konami's baseball sim Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 occupies two chart spots in its first week of release in Japan, as Zumba Fitness is uncontested in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo), 2. Wii Remote Plus Variety Pack (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Party (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Wii Party (Nintendo).

Just Dance 2 tops the domestic Wii charts for the fourth week running, as GoldenEye 007 leads over Wii Remote Plus Variety Pack (Wii Play: Motion) in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 2. NCAA Football 12 (EA Sports), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition (Bethesda), 5. Halo Reach (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (D3 Publisher), 3. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb), 4. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom), 5. Steins;Gate (5pb).

UK: 1. Top Spin 4 (2K Sports), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft).

L.A. Noire outsells last week's Xbox 360 chart leader Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon in Japan, while a price-dropped Top Spin 4 trumps Red Dead Redemption in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 2. NCAA Football 12 (EA Sports), 3. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos).

Japan: 1. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (Konami), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 3. inFamous 2 (SCEI), 4. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (D3 Publisher), 5. Meruru no Atelier (Gust).

UK: 1. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 3. Dirt 3 (Codemasters), 4. Portal 2 (Valve), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft).

As Medal of Honor and NCAA Football 12 unseat former chart champ Mortal Kombat stateside, Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu and L.A. Noire lead the PS3 sales rankings in Japan.


PC
North America: 1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 2. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 4. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 5. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online RJC2011 (E Frontier), 2. Rewrite (Key), 3. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 4. Alice in Nightmare (EA Games), 5. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix).

UK: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games), 4. Football Manager 2011 (Sega), 5. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games).

A downloadable version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 leads Amazon's domestic PC sales rankings this week, as The Sims 3 and multiple expansion packs dominate the charts in Europe.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 3. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom), 4. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 2. Starfox 64 3D (Nintendo), 3. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai), 4. Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3D (Acquire), 5. UnchainBlades ReXX (FuRyu).

UK: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo), 3. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 5. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts).

Nintendo's Ocarina of Time remake continues to do brisk business in all three regions this week, though newcomer Starfox 64 3D makes an impressive debut at second place in Japan.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 3. Cars 2 (Disney), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. PuyoPuyo Anniversary Box (Sega), 2. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 3. Battle & Get Pokemon Typing DS (Nintendo), 4. PuyoPuyo!! (Sega), 5. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 2. Art Academy (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 5. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo).

Cars 2 remains a strong seller stateside in the face of competition from longtime chart favorites New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS, while Sega's 20th anniversary edition of PuyoPuyo heads the week's Japanese results.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 2. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. Final Fantasy Tactics (Square Enix), 4. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 5. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami).

Japan: 1. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (Konami), 2. Steins;Gate (Kadokawa Shoten), 3. ToHeart 2: Dungeon Travelers (Aqua Plus), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom), 5. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Sweet Serenade (Broccoli).

UK: 1. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 2. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (Activision), 3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 5. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega).

As Square Enix's PSP-exclusive Final Fantasy games head platform sales stateside, Konami's Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 and Steins;Gate take the lead in Japan.


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