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Saling The World:  NCAA Football 10, Dragon Quest IX  Head Worldwide Charts
Saling The World: NCAA Football 10, Dragon Quest IX Head Worldwide Charts
July 17, 2009 | 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 16th, 2009, find NCAA Football 10 leading PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 software sales in North America, while Dragon Quest IX tops the multiplatform 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:

Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 3. EA Sports Active (EA Sports), 4. Punch-Out!! (Nintendo), 5. Wii Play (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Grand Slam Tennis (EA Sports), 5. Wii Sports (Nintendo).

UK: 1. EA Sports Active (EA Sports), 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft), 5. Wii Play (Nintendo).

Demand for Wii Sports Resort continues to grow in the weeks leading up to its release in the United States and the UK. Resort currently ranks as the biggest-selling item in Amazon's video games category in both regions.

Wii Sports Resort continues its chart reign in Japan, meanwhile, finishing as the region's top Wii title for the second week in a row. Mario Kart Wii steals second place from Mario Kart Wii in the U.S. charts, as Punch-Out!! climbs up a spot to take fourth.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. NCAA Football 10 (EA Sports), 2. Red Faction: Guerrilla (THQ), 3. Gears of War 2 (Microsoft), 4. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger -- Limited Edition (Aksys), 5. Prototype (Activision).

Japan: 1. BlazBlue (Arc System Works), 2. Gears of War -- Xbox 360 Platinum Collection (Microsoft), 3. X Blades (Ubisoft), 4. Prototype (Activision), 5. Battlefield: Bad Company -- Xbox 360 Platinum Collection (EA Games).

UK: 1. Gears of War 2 (Microsoft), 2. FIFA 09 (EA Sports), 3. Fight Night Round 4 (EA Sports), 4. The Bigs 2 (2K Sports), 5. Prototype (Activision).

Preorders for the recently announced Prestige Edition of the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 rival the presale numbers for Wii Sports Resort in the United States this week, as both games rank among Amazon's top sellers.

EA's NCAA Football 10 leads U.S. Xbox 360 software sales at Amazon in its first week of release, beating out a discounted Red Faction: Guerrilla and Gears of War 2. Last week's chart champion Prototype falls to fifth place, as BlazBlue makes another top five finish at fourth.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. NCAA Football 10 (EA Sports), 2. InFamous (SCEA), 3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots -- Greatest Hits (Konami), 4. Prototype (Activision), 5. Fight Night Round 4 (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (Konami), 2. Rorona no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi (Gust), 3. Tears to Tiara -- AquaPlus 2800 (AquaPlus), 4. Senjou no Valkyria -- PlayStation 3 the Best (Sega), 5. BlazBlue (Arc System Works).

UK: 1. InFamous (SCEA), 2. Dead Space (EA Games), 3. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (Ubisoft), 4. Fight Night Round 4 (EA Sports), 5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision).

NCAA Football 10 takes top honors in this week's North American PlayStation 3 charts, leading over last week's sales winners InFamous and Prototype. Fight Night Round 4 returns to the regional top five at fifth place.

In Japan, Konami's baseball sim sequel Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 finishes first in its debut week, leaving the previous week's top title Rorona no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi at second place.


PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection (Konami), 2. God of War (SCEA), 3. Rock Band Special Edition (MTV Games), 4. Final Fantasy X -- Greatest Hits (Square Enix), 5. Katamari Damacy (Namco Bandai).

Japan: 1. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (Konami), 2. Vitamin Z -- Limited Edition (D3 Publisher), 3. Amagami (Enterbrain), 4. Persona 4 (Atlus), 5. Super Robot Taisen Z (Banpresto).

UK: 1. FIFA 09 (EA Sports), 2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Activision), 3. SingStar: ABBA (SCEE), 4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA Games), 5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar).

This week's North American PS2 sales chart offers predictable results. Konami's Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection ranks at first place for the second week running, as God of War and Rock Band trail at second and third place. Final Fantasy X continues to see strong sales at fourth place, while Katamari Damacy returns to take fifth.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships (Her Interactive), 3. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 4. The Sims 3 -- Collector's Edition (EA Games), 5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Ragnarok Online RJC2009 Vol. 2: The Battle for Glory (E Frontier), 2. Ragnarok Online RJC2009 Vol. 1: Win the Victory (E Frontier), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier: Online 2-Shuunin Kinen Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Tower of Aion Starter Kit (E Frontier), 5. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games).

UK: 1. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 2. Football Manager 2009 (Sega), 3. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 4. Empire: Total War (Sega), 5. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (THQ).

Her Interactive's Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships manages to score a second place victory in its first week of U.S. release -- an impressive debut that beats out World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King's weekly sales performance. The Sims 3 takes two chart spots in the week's sales results, while the newest Harry Potter game slips in at fifth place.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. The Legendary Starfy (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo), 5. Brain Age (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix), 2. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 3. Dragon Quest V (Square Enix), 4. Gyakuten Kenji (Capcom), 5. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo), 2. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney), 3. Rhythm Paradise (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo), 5. Classic Word Games (Ubisoft).

Nintendo's The Legendary Starfy was off to a slow sales start after its North American debut last month, but the title has seen a remarkable recovery in the weeks since. Starfy now leads as the region's biggest DS software seller, beating out longtime chart favorites Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros.

In Japan, the long-awaited Dragon Quest IX tops the regional multiplatform charts in its first week of release, and is expected to remain a big seller for weeks to come. Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection drops to second place, while Dragon Quest V sees a new surge in popularity that lands it at third.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Capcom), 2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 3. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 4. Sega Genesis Collection (Sega), 5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar).

Japan: 1. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (Sega), 2. Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu (SCEI), 3. Ys I & II Chronicles (Nihon Falcom), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G -- PSP the Best (Capcom), 5. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva -- Limited Edition (Sega).

UK: 1. FIFA 09 (EA Sports), 2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Activision), 3. Football Manager Handheld 2009 (Sega), 4. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII -- Platinum Edition (Square Enix), 5. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Capcom).

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite remains a strong presence in PSP software sales on a worldwide scale. The title takes first place in the United States, while its Japanese equivalent, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, finishes fifth in the regional rankings.

The PSP has been boosted by several prominent Japanese releases in recent weeks. This week's debuting RPG compilation Ys I & II Chronicles finishes third, as Hatsune Miku: Project Diva and Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 continue to head overall platform sales.


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