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Saling The World:  Batman: Arkham City, Just Dance 3  Lead Domestic Charts
Saling The World: Batman: Arkham City, Just Dance 3 Lead Domestic Charts
October 21, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

October 21, 2011 | 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 20th, 2011, find Batman: Arkham City and Just Dance 3 leading multiplatform sales stateside, while Just Dance Wii and Macross: Sayonara no Tsubasa head the week's results 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. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros, X360), 2. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros, PS3), 3. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games, PC), 5. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft, X360).

Japan: 1. Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa - Hybrid Pack Special Edition (Namco Bandai, PS3), 2. Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa - Hybrid Pack (Namco Bandai, PS3), 3. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, Wii), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, PS3), 5. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai, Wii).

UK: 1. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft, Wii), 2. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii), 3. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft, X360), 4. Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge (Alternative, PS3), 5. FIFA 12 (EA Sports, PS3).

Rocksteady Studios' Arkham Asylum sequel Batman: Arkham City emerges as today's top-selling title across all platforms in North America, overtaking last week's chart leader Just Dance 3.

The Blu-ray movie and game combo pack Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa heads the Japanese sales results, while Just Dance 3 and Zumba Fitness overtake last week's chart winner Forza Motorsport 4 in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft), 2. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft), 3. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo), 2. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai), 3. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 4. Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary Collection (Square Enix), 5. Fitness Party (Namco Bandai).

UK: 1. Just Dance 3 - Special Edition (Ubisoft), 2. Zumba Fitness (505 Games), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 4. Dance Juniors (Ubisoft), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Ubisoft's recently released Just Dance 3 spends its second week atop the Wii sales charts in the United States and Europe, while Namco's Bandai's minigame compilation Go Vacation challenges reigning chart champ Just Dance Wii in its debut week in Japan.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros), 2. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft), 3. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft), 4. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports), 5. Batman: Arkham City - Collector's Edition (Warner Bros).

Japan: 1. Dead Island (Spike), 2. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix), 4. Forza Motorsport 4 - Limited Edition (Microsoft), 5. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft).

UK: 1. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft), 2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 3. Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge (Alternative), 4. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 5. Gears of War 3 (Microsoft).

Batman: Arkham City trumps former Xbox 360 software sales leader Gears of War 3 in Amazon's domestic results this week, as newly localized versions of Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution head platform sales in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros), 2. FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Sports), 3. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (Capcom), 4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Konami), 5. Madden NFL 12 (EA Sports).

Japan: 1. Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa - Hybrid Pack Special Edition (Namco Bandai), 2. Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa - Hybrid Pack (Namco Bandai), 3. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami), 4. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Namco Bandai), 5. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid Pack (Namco Bandai).

UK: 1. Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge (Alternative), 2. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Konami), 5. FIFA 12 - Special Edition (EA Sports).

Batman: Arkham City and FIFA Soccer 12 lead over a price-dropped Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes in North America this week, while Sidhe Interactive's recently released Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge claims a surprise victory over FIFA 12 in the UK.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3: Pets - Download Edition (EA Games), 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Download Edition (Square Enix), 4. Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft), 5. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Dead Island (Zoo), 2. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 3. Ragnarok Online RJC2011: Process to the Hero Vol 1 (E Frontier), 4. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 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. Might & Magic Heroes VI (Ubisoft), 4. The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games).

EA's The Sims 3: Pets tops PC sales numbers stateside in its premiere week, and sparks renewed sales for The Sims 3 and The Sims 3: Generations in the week leading up to its UK debut.


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

Japan: 1. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 3D (Nintendo), 2. Super Pokemon Rumble (Nintendo), 3. Tetris (Namco Bandai), 4. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai), 5. Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & Friends (Nintendo).

UK: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo), 2. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends (Nintendo), 3. Rabbids 3D (Ubisoft), 4. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo), 5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney).

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D once again heads 3DS software sales in all regions, while recent price drops at Amazon put Lego Pirates of the Caribbean and Bit.Trip Saga in the U.S. top five.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades Bundle (Activision), 4. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 3. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo), 4. Puyo Puyo 20th Anniversary (Sega), 5. TOEIC Test Super Coach @DS (Kirihara Shoten).

UK: 1. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Cars 2 (Disney), 5. Art Academy (Nintendo).

Professor Layton and the Last Specter outsells all competition on the Nintendo DS in its premiere week stateside. Pokemon Black and White again claim the top two chart spots in Japan, as Let's Draw! overtakes New Super Mario Bros. in Europe.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - Limited Edition (Xseed), 2. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (Atlus), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 4. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games), 5. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... - Limited Edition (Namco Bandai), 2. Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Impact (Namco Bandai), 3. Okashi na Shima no Peter Pan: Sweet Never Land (QuinRose), 4. Persona 3 Portable (Atlus), 5. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom).

UK: 1. FIFA 12 (EA Sports), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar), 5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games).

A promotional "Lightning Deal" price drop puts Xseed's RPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky at the top of the PSP sales charts in North America this week. Atlus' Persona 3 Portable reports renewed sales stateside and in Japan, while FIFA 12 remains the platform's fastest-selling title in the UK.


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