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Saling The World:  Dead Island  Leads Domestic Charts

Saling The World: Dead Island Leads Domestic Charts

September 9, 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 September 8th, 2011, find Dead Island and Super Mario Galaxy heading domestic multiplatform sales, while Tales of Xillia and BioHazard Revival Selection top the charts 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. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo, Wii), 2. Super Paper Mario (Nintendo, Wii), 3. Dead Island (Deep Silver, X360), 4. Dead Island - Download Edition (Deep Silver, PC), 5. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports, X360).

Japan: 1. Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, PS3), 2. BioHazard Revival Selection (Capcom, PS3), 3. Tales of Xillia - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai, PS3), 4. Grand Knights History (Marvelous, PSP), 5. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo, Wii).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix, X360), 4. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft, Wii), 5. Driver: San Francisco (Ubisoft, PS3).

Techland's Dead Island makes a strong showing in its debut week in North America, outselling last week's chart champion Madden NFL 12 and rivaling a pair of popular price-dropped Wii releases.

Namco's Tales of Xillia and Capcom's Resident Evil compilation BioHazard Revival Selection head this week's sales rankings in Japan, while Zumba Fitness and Just Dance 2 remain top sellers in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo), 2. Super Paper Mario (Nintendo), 3. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 4. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 5. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 2. Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross (Namco Bandai), 3. Wii de Asobu: Pikmin 2 (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Dairantou Smash Brothers X (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 3. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros).

Budget-priced reissues of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Paper Mario lead this week's Wii charts in North America, while Namco Bandai's Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross challenges reigning sales champ Minna no Rhythm Tengoku for the top spot in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Dead Island (Deep Silver), 2. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

Japan: 1. BioHazard Revival Selection (Capcom), 2. Rise of Nightmares (Sega), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2011 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 2. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft), 3. Halo Reach (Microsoft), 4. Driver: San Francisco (Ubisoft), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

The Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica compilation BioHazard Revival Selection and Sega's Kinect-compatible horror title head the Xbox 360 charts in Japan this week, as Deus Ex: Human Revolution continues to report strong sales in the United States and in Europe.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Resistance 3 (SCEA), 2. Dead Island (Deep Silver), 3. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai), 2. BioHazard Revival Selection (Capcom), 3. Tales of Xillia - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (Capcom), 5. Resistance 3 (SCEI).

UK: 1. Driver: San Francisco (Ubisoft), 2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Dirt 3 (Codemasters), 5. Gran Turismo 5 (SCEE).

Insomniac's FPS sequel Resistance 3 emerges as North America's fastest-selling PS3 title in its premiere week, while Namco Bandai's RPG Tales of Xillia and Capcom's BioHazard Revival Selection do brisk business in Japan.


PC
North America: 1. Dead Island - Download Edition (Deep Silver), 2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Download Edition (Square Enix), 3. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (THQ), 4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 5. Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Touhou Shinreibyou: Ten Desires (Team Shanghai Alice), 2. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2011 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Ragnarok Online RJC2011: Process to the Hero Vol 1 (E Frontier), 5. Ragnarok Online RJC2011: Process to the Hero Vol 2 (E Frontier).

UK: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 2. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 5. The SIms 3: Late Night (EA Games).

A downloadable version of Dead Island overtakes Deus Ex: Human Revolution to become this week's biggest-selling PC title in the United States, while a Touhou compilation takes first place in Japan.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs (Ubisoft), 3. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 4. Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega), 5. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom).

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 2. Super Pokemon Rumble (Nintendo), 3. Devil Survivor Overclock (Atlus), 4. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo), 2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 3. Rabbids 3D (Ubisoft), 4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 5. Puzzle Bobble Universe (Square Enix).

Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked sold out of its initial shipment following its second-place debut in last week's North American 3DS charts, and disappears from this week's top five as a result. Ocarina of Time remains the platform's biggest seller stateside and in Japan, while a price-dropped Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends leads in Europe.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. Chrono Trigger (Square Enix), 4. Pokemon White Version (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon Black Version (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 3. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 4. Ninokuni (Level 5), 5. New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo).

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

Chrono Trigger returns to the domestic DS charts following a recent sale at Amazon, while Atsumete! Kirby continues to rank as Japan's top seller.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Square Enix), 2. The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 5. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Grand Knights History (Marvelous), 2. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat (Broccoli), 3. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria (Broccoli), 4. Steins;Gate (Kadokawa Shoten), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom).

UK: 1. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 2. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 3. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 4. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 5. FIFA 11 (EA Sports).

A promotional sale at Amazon puts Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together and The 3rd Birthday at the top of today's PSP charts in North America, as Vanillaware's Grand Knights History spends its second week as the platform's biggest seller in Japan.


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