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Saling The World:  Metroid: Other M  Tops Domestic Charts
Saling The World: Metroid: Other M Tops Domestic Charts
September 3, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

September 3, 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 September 2nd, 2010, find Nintendo's Metroid: Other M heading multiplatform software sales in North America, while Capcom's Monster Hunter spinoff MonHun Nikki premieres as the week's top seller 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. Metroid: Other M (Nintendo), 2. Gold's Gym Dance Workout (Ubisoft), 3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 5. A Boy and His Blob (Majesco).

Japan: 1. Metroid: Other M (Nintendo), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.)

Nintendo's Metroid: Other M debuts atop Wii charts, and is also this week's top seller across all platforms in the United States. Ubisoft's workout title Gold's Gym Dance Workout moves up from fourth to second place in today's results, as New Super Mario Bros. Wii overtakes Super Mario Galaxy 2 for third.

Other M also leads platform sales in its premiere week in Japan, where Wii Party maintains its lead over Super Mario Galaxy 2, Wii Fit Plus, and Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. Mafia II (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package (Capcom), 2. Deathsmiles IIX (Cave), 3. Steins;Gate (5pb), 4. Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom), 5. Strike Witches: Limited Edition (Cyber Front).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Mafia II (2K Games), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 5. Sniper: Ghost Warrior (Mastertronic).

A substantial "Deal of the Day" price drop puts Activision's Guitar Hero 5 at the top spot in North American Xbox 360 software sales. EA's Madden NFL 11 falls to third place, as 2K's Mafia II slips to fifth after a tepid debut last week.

Mafia II makes a stronger showing in the UK, where it rivals Modern Warfare 2 for the top regional sales spot. Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier Online keeps its lead in Japan, meanwhile, as Cave's Deathsmiles IIX sees increased sales in the wake of a recent price drop.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), 4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 5. God of War III (SCEA).

Japan: 1. A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode R (Banpresto), 2. Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom), 3. Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (Ubisoft), 4. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 5. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (Konami).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. Mafia II (2K Games), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE), 5. God of War III (SCEE).

Guitar Hero 5 also leads domestic PS3 sales as Amazon clears its stock in preparation for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Madden NFL 11 lags behind Modern Warfare 2 at third place, while Red Dead Redemption and God of War III rank in at fourth and fifth.

A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode R and Sengoku Basara 3 top Japanese sales for the second week running, as Mafia II and Modern Warfare 2 battle for sales dominance in Europe.


PC
North America: 1. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Microsoft), 4. Reel Deal Slots: Mystery of Cleopatra (Phantom), 5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Steins;Gate (Nitro+), 2. Mount & Blade: Warband (Cyber Front), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 8.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 9.0 Premium Package (Capcom).

UK: 1. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games), 3. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 4. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty and The Sims 3 retain the top sales positions in the United States this week, as World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King returns to the charts at fifth place.

Multiple editions of Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier Online continue to occupy Japan's sales rankings, while Mafia II drops out of the UK charts after beating Starcraft II for top honors last week.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Guitar Hero: On Tour (Activision), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Pokemon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo), 5. Puzzler World (Atari).

Japan: 1. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami), 2. Eigokoro Kyoushitsu DS (Nintendo), 3. Love Plus+ (Konami), 4. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (Nintendo), 5. SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of Destiny (Square Enix).

UK: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo), 3. Jam with the Band (Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Toy Story 3 (Disney).

Activision's discounted Guitar Hero: On Tour leads North American DS sales this week, overtaking former chart champions New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS.

Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story, Eigokoro Kyoushitsu DS, and Love Plus+ continue to enjoy brisk sales in Japan, while Dragon Quest IX and Jam with the Band challenge New Super Mario Bros. in the UK.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 2. Valkyria Chronicles II (Sega), 3. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 4. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Limited Edition (Xseed), 5. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (Capcom), 2. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura - Limited Edition (Capcom), 3. Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (Namco), 4. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable - Limited Edition (Idea Factory), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 3. Valkyria Chronicles II (Sega), 4. Gran Turismo (SCEE), 5. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (LucasArts).

Valkyria Chronicles II is off to a strong sales start in North America this week, ranking among the platform's top sellers alongside big names like Dissidia Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and Lunar: Silver Star Harmony.

Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise spinoff MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura tops PSP and all regional multiplatform sales in its debut week, meanwhile, as FIFA 10 recaptures the lead in Europe.


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