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Saling The World:  AC: Brotherhood  Challenges  Black Ops  in U.S. and UK

Saling The World: AC: Brotherhood Challenges Black Ops in U.S. and UK

November 19, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

November 19, 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 November 18th, 2010, find Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood competing with reigning chart leader Call of Duty: Black Ops in North America and Europe.

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: Black Ops (Activision, X360), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, PS3), 3. Alan Wake - Limited Edition (Microsoft, X360), 4. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft, X360).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix, PS3), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix, X360), 3. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa (Square Enix, PSP), 4. Super Kasekihorida (Nintendo, DS), 5. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, PS3), 4. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo, DS), 5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft, PS3).

Call of Duty: Black Ops tops North American software sales for the second week in a row, as Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood charts at fifth place in its debut week.

Black Ops is also off to a strong sales start in Japan, unseating former cross-platform sales champ Tactics Ogre. Black Ops leads the UK charts as well, though Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 overtakes the PS3 version in this week's multiplatform results.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. uDraw Game and Tablet (THQ), 4. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Keito no Kirby (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort - Wii Remote Plus Bundle (Nintendo), 5. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

THQ's tablet accessory-bundled uDraw makes a strong sales impression in its debut week in North America, finishing close behind Just Dance 2 and Wii Fit Plus in Amazon's charts.

Super Mario Collection and Wii Party continue to dominate platform sales in Japan, while Wii Party nearly catches up to Just Dance 2 in Europe.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Alan Wake - Limited Edition (Microsoft), 3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 4. Halo: Reach - Legendary Edition (Microsoft), 5. Kinect Sports (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix), 2. Forza Motorsport 3 - Ultimate Edition (Microsoft), 3. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 4. Strike Witches - Limited Edition (Cyber Front), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 4. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 5. Fable III (Microsoft).

The limited edition versions of Alan Wake and Halo: Reach return to the North American Xbox 360 charts during a day-long sale at Amazon, as Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood struggles for chart placement against Call of Duty: Black Ops and Kinect Sports.

Black Ops outsells last week's sales leader Forza Motorsport 3 - Ultimate Edition in Japan, meanwhile, as Fable III returns to the UK charts behind FIFA 11 at fifth place.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA), 4. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos), 5. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix), 2. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 3. Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi: CR Evangelion - Hajimari no Fukuin - Premium Box (Fields), 4. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime (Bandai Namco), 5. Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi: CR Evangelion - Hajimari no Fukuin (Fields).

UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 4. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA Games), 5. Assassin's Creed II - Game of the Year Edition (Ubisoft).

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood approaches Call of Duty: Black Ops in the North American PS3 charts this week, with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailing at fifth place in its debut week.

A new Evangelion-themed edition of Fields' Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi pachinko series enters the platform's top five in its premiere week in Japan, as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Assasin's Creed: Brotherhood rack up impressive sales in Europe.


PC
North America: 1. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 4. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard), 5. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games).

Japan: 1. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Subtitled Edition (Square Enix), 3. Chokotto Land - Premium Box (E Frontier), 4. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 5. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3: Ambitions (EA Games).

An Amazon discount in price puts World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops in this week's PC software sales results in the United States, leading to a sales boost for fellow World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade.

In Japan, the Late Night expansion pack for The Sims 3 claims the top spot in its first week of release, while Football Manager 2010 remains the UK's biggest seller.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 4. Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 5. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Super Kasekihorida (Nintendo), 2. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 3. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (Konami), 4. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 5. Radiant Historia (Atlus).

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

Nintendo's Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem enjoys a successful debut week in North America, outselling chart mainstays New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS.

The Fossil Fighters sequel Super Kasekihorida heads DS sales in Japan, while Konami's Magician's Quest follow-up Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana struggles against the combined might of Pocket Monsters Black and White.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony - Limited Edition (Aksys), 3. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 4. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA), 5. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa (Square Enix), 2. Criminal Girls (Nippon Ichi), 3. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 5. God Eater Burst (Namco).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Lego Harry Potter (Warner Bros.), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 4. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE), 5. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA).

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and the limited edition of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony receive chart boosts thanks to recent Amazon sales in the United States, as both titles surge past former sales leader God of War: Ghost of Sparta to claim the top two domestic chart spots.

Nippon Ichi's Criminal Girls goes up against reigning chart leader Tactics Ogre in Japan, while FIFA 11 once again heads platform sales in Europe.


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