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Saling The World:  Fallout: New Vegas, Just Dance 2  Lead U.S. Charts

Saling The World: Fallout: New Vegas, Just Dance 2 Lead U.S. Charts

October 22, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

October 22, 2010 | 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 October 21st, 2010, find Fallout: New Vegas and Just Dance 2 heading multiplatform sales in the United States, as Super Mario Collection and Vanquish emerge as big sellers 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. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda, X360), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom, PS3), 4. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom, X360), 5. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, X360).

Japan: 1. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii), 2. FIFA 11 World Class Soccer (EA Sports, PS3), 3. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo, DS), 4. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo, DS), 5. Vanquish (Sega, PS3).

UK: 1. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda, X360), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda, PC), 4. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo, DS), 5. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, PS3).

Fallout: New Vegas debuts at the top of North America's multiplatform charts this week, as Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 remains a strong seller at second place. Halo: Reach drops to fifth place in today's results as demand swells for Capcom's Street Fighter IV following a recent Amazon price drop.

Nintendo's Wii reissue of its Mario series compilation Super Mario Collection (Super Mario All-Stars) leads the week's results in Japan, while Fallout: New Vegas and Just Dance 2 mirror their stateside success in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Party (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo), 2. Keito no Kirby (Nintendo), 3. Wii Party (Nintendo), 4. No More Heroes 2 (Marvelous), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo).

Kirby's Epic Yarn rivals Just Dance 2 for the top Wii sales spot in its debut week in the United States, and finishes behind Super Mario Collection in its second week of release in Japan.

No More Heroes 2 finishes fourth in its Japanese launch week, meanwhile, as Just Dance and its sequel dominate platform sales in Europe.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 2. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 3. Halo Reach (Microsoft), 4. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 5. Fallout: New Vegas Collector's Edition (Bethesda).

Japan: 1. Vanquish (Sega), 2. Medal of Honor (EA Games), 3. FIFA 11 World Class Soccer (EA Sports), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. Naruto Shippuden: Narultimate Storm 2 (Bandai Namco).

UK: 1. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Medal of Honor - Limited Edition (EA Games), 4. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft), 5. Halo: Reach (Microsoft).

After topping domestic multiplatform sales last week, EA's Medal of Honor quickly disappears from the regional charts, replaced by Fallout: New Vegas, Halo Reach, and the price-dropped Super Street Fighter IV and BioShock 2.

Medal of Honor also sees a drop in popularity in the UK this week, while the Platinum Games-developed Vanquish leads the week's results in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 2. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 3. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA), 4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami), 5. Medal of Honor (EA Games).

Japan: 1. FIFA 11 World Class Soccer (EA Sports), 2. Vanquish (Sega), 3. Naruto Shippuden: Narultimate Storm 2 (Bandai Namco), 4. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime (Bandai Namco), 5. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 3. PlayStation Move Starter Pack (SCEE), 4. Medal of Honor - Limited Edition (EA Games), 5. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters).

The PlayStation 3 version of Fallout: New Vegas emerges as the less popular of the two console editions at Amazon, though it still manages to outsell Sony's PlayStation Move Starter Bundle and Konami's debuting soccer sim Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 in its premiere week.

FIFA 11 leads platform sales in other parts of the world, as Vanquish and Naruto Shippuden: Narultimate Storm 2 release to fast sales in Japan.


PC
North America: 1. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 2. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 3. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 4. Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge (Her Interactive), 5. The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (Turbine).

Japan: 1. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 (Capcom), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 8.0 (Capcom), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

UK: 1. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 4. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 5. Medal of Honor - Limited Edition (EA Games).

Fallout: New Vegas leads PC platform sales in the United States this week, as Her Interactive's Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge proves to be a surprisingly worthy competitor for the recent favorites Civilization V and Starcraft II.

Final Fantasy XIV continues to lead sales in Japan despite overwhelmingly negative customer reviews at Amazon, while Fallout: New Vegas and The Sims 3 head the charts in the UK.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Nintendo), 3. Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 4. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 3. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix), 4. Strike Witches 2 (Kadokawa Shoten), 5. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo), 2. Jam with the Band (Nintendo), 3. Toy Story 3 (Disney), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Art Academy (Nintendo).

New Super Mario Bros. returns to the top of the DS charts in North America, pushing last week's sales leader Super Scribblenauts to third place. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future remains a steady seller at second place, while Majesco's drawing title Let's Draw! emerges as an unexpected hit at fourth place.

Nintendo's newest Professor Layton title heads platform sales in Europe, meanwhile, as Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Pocket Monsters Black and White remain top sellers in Japan.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 3. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 4. Invizimals with Camera (SCEA), 5. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA).

Japan: 1. K-On! Houkago Live!! (Sega), 2. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom), 3. Hakuouki Portable (Idea Factory), 4. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (Sega), 5. Hakuouki Portable - Limited Edition (Idea Factory).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 3. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts), 4. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 5. Lego Harry Potter (Warner Bros.)

With Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep once again topping domestic PSP sales, Sony's camera-bundled augmented reality game Invizimals challenges longtime favorites Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Dissidia Final Fantasy in today's chart.

Sega's rhythm games K-On! Houkago Live!! and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd remain popular picks in Japan, as FIFA 11 and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep are uncontested in the UK.


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