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Saling The World:  Dragon Quest Collection  Leads Japanese Charts

Saling The World: Dragon Quest Collection Leads Japanese Charts

September 16, 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 15th, 2011, find Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution heading domestic multiplatform sales, while Tales of Xillia and Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection 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. Magicka - Download Edition (Paradox, PC), 2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix, X360), 3. Dead Island (Deep Silver, X360), 4. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports, X360), 5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix, PS3).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection (Square Enix, Wii), 2. Tales of Xillia - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai, PS3), 3. Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, PS3), 4. BioHazard Revival Selection (Capcom, PS3), 5. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo, 3DS).

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 2. Dead Island (Deep Silver, X360), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Crackdown 2 (Microsoft, X360), 5. Resistance 3 (SCEE, PS3).

Amazon's daily promotional sales for its downloadable PC titles have proven popular lately, as a price-dropped Magicka leads over Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Dead Island as this week's biggest-selling title in North America.

Square Enix's Famicom and Super Famicom RPG compilation Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection overtakes Tales of Xillia to become this week's top seller in Japan, as Dead Island comes up short against Zumba Fitness in its debut week in Europe.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Mario Kart Wii (NIntendo).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection (Square Enix), 2. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 3. Wii Remote Plus Variety Pack (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Wii de Asobu: Pikmin 2 (Nintendo).

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

Just Dance 2 and Zumba Fitness reclaim the top two Wii chart spots stateside, while Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection ends Minna no Rhythm Tengoku multi-week reign in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix), 2. Dead Island (Deep Silver), 3. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 4. Kinectimals (Microsoft), 5. NHL 12 (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Dunamis15 (5pb), 2. BioHazard Revival Selection (Capcom), 3. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb), 4. Steins;Gate (5pb), 5. Rise of Nightmares (Sega).

UK: 1. Dead Island (Deep Silver), 2. Crackdown 2 (Microsoft), 3. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (THQ), 4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

Dead Island is off to a chart-topping start in the UK this week, as 5pb's recently released visual novel Dunamis15 beats last week's sales winner BioHazard Revival Selection in the Japanese rankings.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix), 2. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 3. Dead Island (Deep Silver), 4. God of War: Origins Collection (SCEA), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

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

UK: 1. Resistance 3 (SCEE), 2. Dead Island (Deep Silver), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 4. Dirt 3 (Codemasters), 5. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar).

Resistance 3 leads the UK's PS3 sales results despite dropping out of the U.S. top five in its second week of release, while Tales of Xillia continues to lead platform sales in Japan.


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

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 8.0 Premium Package (E Frontier), 2. Touhou Shinreibyou: Ten Desires (Team Shanghai Alice), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package (E Frontier), 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. The Sims 3: Generations (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (THQ), 4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 5. Dead Island (Deep Silver).

Downloadable versions of Magicka, Dead Island, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution head this week's PC software sales at Amazon in North America, while The Sims 3: Generations remains a popular pick in Europe.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo), 3. Bit.Trip Saga (Aksys), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Rayman 3D (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 2. Devil Survivor Overclock (Atlus), 3. Super Pokemon Rumble (Nintendo), 4. Sengoku Musou: Chronicle (Koei), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo), 2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 4. Rabbids 3D (Ubisoft), 5. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom).

Star Fox 64 3D takes second place in the U.S. 3DS charts in its debut week, as Ocarina of Time keeps the top spot. Gaijin Games claims third place stateside with a Bit.Trip series compilation, while Star Fox 64 3D outsells all competition in the UK.


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

Japan: 1. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo), 2. Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS (Nintendo), 3. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 4. Kuma no Pooh-San: 100 Acre no Mori no Cooking Book (Disney), 5. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo).

UK: 1. New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo), 2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo), 5. Let's Draw! (Majesco).

Mario and Pokemon titles continue to dominate Nintendo DS sales stateside, as Atsumete! Kirby and the keyboard-bundled Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS once again take top honors in the Japanese charts.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix), 4. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Square Enix), 5. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA).

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

UK: 1. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 3. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (Square Enix), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar), 5. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix).

Budget-priced reissues for Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories lead this week's dometic PSP charts at Amazon, while two entries in Broccoli's visual novel series Uta no * Prince-Sama earn top sales in Japan.


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