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Saling The World:  Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim  Head Worldwide Charts
Saling The World: Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim Head Worldwide Charts
November 18, 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 November 17th, 2011, find Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim leading multiplatform sales stateside, while Super Mario 3D Land heads the portable charts worldwide.

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. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, X360), 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda, X360), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, PS3), 4. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft, Wii), 5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda, PS3).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix, PS3), 2. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS), 3. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend (Sega, PSP), 4. One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 - Shinsekai (Namco Bandai, DS), 5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix, X360).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, X360), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision, PS3), 3. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda, X360), 5. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo (Activision, DS).

Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 leads Amazon's sales charts in all regions this week, outselling Bethesda's recently released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and former chart-topper Just Dance 3.

The subtitled edition of Modern Warfare 3 heads the week's results in Japan, beating last week's sales leader Super Mario 3D Land and Sega's PSP rhythm title Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft), 2. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros), 3. Just Dance Kids (Ubisoft), 4. Kirby's Return to Dreamland (Nintendo), 5. Zumba Fitness 2 (Majesco).

Japan: 1. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo), 2. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo), 3. PokePark 2: Beyond the World (Nintendo), 4. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 5. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai).

UK: 1. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft), 2. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft), 3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 4. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack (Activision), 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft).

Ubisoft's Just Dance 3 fends off competition from newcomer Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 in the North American Wii charts this week. Kirby's Return to Dreamland and Just Dance Wii keep the top two chart spots in Japan, as Michael Jackson: The Experience and Zumba Fitness remain strong sellers in Europe.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 3. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Microsoft), 4. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros), 5. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix), 2. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Microsoft), 3. Saints Row: The Third (THQ), 4. Battlefield 3 (EA Games), 5. Meikyuu Cross Blood: Reloaded (Kadokawa Shoten).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 3. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft), 4. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 5. Kinect Sports: Season Two (Microsoft).

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sweeps Amazon's Xbox 360 charts worldwide, as recent releases like Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Assassin's Creed: Revelations emerge as popular picks stateside and in the UK.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 3. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA), 4. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros), 5. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix), 2. Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (Level 5), 3. Uncharted 3: Sabaku ni Nemuru Atlantis (SCEI), 4. Sengoku Basara 3: Utage (Capcom), 5. Saints Row: The Third (THQ).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 2. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft), 3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 4. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA), 5. FIFA 12 (EA Sports).

Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim head the domestic PS3 sales charts, as Assassin's Creed: Revelations sees a particularly strong debut in the UK. Saints Row: The Third emerges as a top seller in Japan, where Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's Ni no Kuni earns second place in its debut week.


PC
North America: 1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 2. Saints Row: The Third (THQ), 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 4. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games), 5. Battlefield 3 - Download Edition (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Battlefield 3 (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix), 3. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games), 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 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda), 2. Football Manager 2012 (Sega), 3. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games), 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Though it currently heads Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 software sales worldwide, Modern Warfare 3 makes a weaker impression in this week's PC sales charts. Skyrim leads platform sales stateside and in the UK, while EA's Battlefield 3 ranks as the biggest-selling PC title in Japan.


Nintendo 3DS
North America: 1. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Rumble Blast (Nintendo), 3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 4. Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo), 5. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts).

Japan: 1. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo), 2. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 3. Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest 3 (Square Enix), 4. Super Pokemon Rumble (Nintendo), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo), 2. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends (Nintendo), 3. The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (Ubisoft), 4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Nintendo's Super Mario 3D Land dominates Nintendo 3DS platform sales worldwide, overtaking the worldwide best-seller The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and regional favorites Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest 3 and The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Monster High: Ghoul Spirit (THQ), 5. Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 - Shinsekai (Namco Bandai), 2. One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 - Shinsekai Limited Edition (Namco Bandai), 3. Love Plus+ (Konami), 4. MapleStory DS (Nexon), 5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo (Activision), 2. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 3. Art Academy (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

Namco Bandai's 2D fighter One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 - Shinsekai takes top honors in the Japanese DS charts in its premiere week, while Activision's Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo debuts to fast sales in Europe.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 2. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 3. Medal of Honor Heroes (EA Games), 4. Burnout Legends (EA Games), 5. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend (Sega), 2. Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke (SCEI), 3. Final Fantasy Reishiki (Square Enix), 4. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai), 5. Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke - Limited Edition (SCEI).

UK: 1. Football Manager Handheld 2012 (Sega), 2. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 3. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros).

Sega's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend and Alfa System's RPG Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke overtake Final Fantasy Reishiki for the top two PSP chart spots in Japan, as Football Manager Handheld 2012 and FIFA 12 continue to report strong sales in the UK.


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