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Saling The World:  Medal of Honor, Brink  Sell Big After Price Drops

Saling The World: Medal of Honor, Brink Sell Big After Price Drops

July 29, 2011 | 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 July 28th, 2011, find Brink and Medal of Honor heading domestic multiplatform sales, while Minna no Rhythm Tengoku and Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos lead 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. Brink (Bethesda, X360), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Zumba Fitness (Majesco, Wii), 5. Brink (Bethesda, PS3).

Japan: 1. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo, Wii), 2. Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos (Namco Bandai, PSP), 3. Meruru no Atelier (Gust, PS3), 4. Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai, PSP), 5. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (Konami, PS3).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. Dirt 3 (Codemasters, PS3), 3. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, PS3), 4. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, X360), 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii).

A recent round of Amazon price drops puts EA's Medal of Honor and Bethesda's Brink at the top of this week's domestic multiplatform charts, pushing last week's sales leader Just Dance 2 to third place.

Nintendo's Rhythm Heaven sequel Minna no Rhythm Tengoku heads the Japanese charts for the second week in a row, as Dirt 3 battles Zumba Fitness for the top spot in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 2. Wii Remote Plus Variety Pack (Nintendo), 3. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Level 5), 4. GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

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

Epic Mickey returns to the North American Wii charts during an Amazon sale, while GoldenEye 007 continues to rank alongside Inazuma Eleven Strikers and Wii Play: Motion in the Japanese sales results.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Brink (Bethesda), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 4. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 5. Halo Reach (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Operation Flashpoint: Red River (Codemasters), 2. Dungeon Siege III (Square Enix), 3. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb), 4. L.A. Noire (Rockstar, X360), 5. Alice: Madness Returns (EA Games).

UK: 1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Halo Reach (Microsoft), 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft).

Brink and Medal of Honor compete with Call of Duty: Black Ops in today's Xbox 360 charts in the United States, as Operation Flashpoint: Red River and Dungeon Siege III are off to a fast-selling start in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 2. Brink (Bethesda), 3. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 4. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros), 5. Catherine - Love is Over Edition (Atlus).

Japan: 1. Meruru no Atelier (Gust), 2. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (Konami), 3. No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition (Marvelous), 4. Dungeon Siege III (Square Enix), 5. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom).

UK: 1. Dirt 3 (Codemasters), 2. L.A. Noire (Rockstar), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Dungeon Siege III - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft).

The deluxe version of Atlus' niche puzzler Catherine manages to sneak into the North American top five in its premiere week, while Gust's Meruru no Atelier and Konami's Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu continue to rank as Japan's biggest-selling PS3 games.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff (EA Games), 2. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 4. Civilization V (2K Games), 5. Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Edition (Square Enix).

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

UK: 1. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Football Manager 2011 (Sega), 4. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 5. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard).

The Sims 3's latest expansion Town Life Stuff leads domestic PC software sales at Amazon, outselling Starcraft II and the Generations expansion in this week's results.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Rayman 3D (Ubisoft), 3. Ridge Racer 3D (Namco), 4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (Konami), 5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Activision).

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 2. Starfox 64 3D (Nintendo), 3. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai), 4. Sengoku Basara Chronicle (Koei), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Inu & New Friends (Nintendo).

UK: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo), 3. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 4. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Ocarina of Time continues its multi-week reign as the 3DS's top seller in all regions, while Rayman 3D and Ridge Racer 3D edge into the U.S. top five thanks to recent price drops.


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

Japan: 1. Devil Survivor 2 - Limited Edition (Atlus), 2. Devil Survivor 2 (Atlus), 3. Nora to Toki no Koubou: Kiri no Mori no Majo (Atlus), 4. Battle & Get Pokemon Typing DS (Nintendo), 5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 2. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo), 4. Art Academy (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

Atlus dominates the Nintendo DS charts in Japan thanks to its recently released strategy-RPG sequel Devil Survivor 2 and Nora to Toki no Koubou, which continues to generate strong sales in its second week of release.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Square Enix), 2. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Mortal Kombat Unchained (Midway), 5. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes (Capcom), 2. Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos (Namco Bandai), 3. Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai), 4. Steins;Gate (Kadokawa Shoten), 5. Hakuouki: Reimeiroku Portable (Idea Factory).

UK: 1. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy - Legacy Edition (Square Enix), 2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 4. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 5. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (Square Enix).

Tactics Ogre heads domestic PSP software sales for the second week running, as a Queen's Blade sequel goes up against reigning chart leader Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes in Japan.


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