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Saling The World: Call of Duty: Black Ops Heads Charts in U.S. and UK

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops leading domestic cross-platform sales in its debut week, as Tactics Ogre is off to an impressive start in Japan.
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 11th, 2010, find Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops leading domestic cross-platform sales in its debut week, as Tactics Ogre is off to an impressive start 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. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, PS3), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Kinect Sports (Microsoft, X360), 5. Dance Central (MTV Games, X360). Japan: 1. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa (Square Enix, PSP), 2. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa - Limited Edition (Square Enix, PSP), 3. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii), 4. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (Konami, DS), 5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo, DS). UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, PS3), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo, DS), 5. Football Manager 2011 (Sega, PC). Call of Duty: Black Ops premieres as this week's top software seller in the United States and the UK, with the Xbox 360 edition emerging as the most popular version in both regions. Kinect software sales are strong stateside even as the peripheral remains in short supply, as Kinect Sports and Dance Central rank among the week's top domestic sellers. Square Enix's PSP remake of the classic strategy-RPG Tactics Ogre heads cross-platform sales in Japan, meanwhile, as Nintendo's Super Mario Collection remains a big seller at third place. Nintendo Wii North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Party (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo). Japan: 1. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort - Wii Remote Plus Bundle (Nintendo), 4. Keito no Kirby (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo). UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Wii Party (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo). Just Dance 2 continues to lead Nintendo Wii software sales in North America and the UK, while a returning Mario Kart Wii knocks Kirby's Epic Yarn out of the domestic top five. Wii Party trails Super Mario Collection in Japan, as the Wii Remote Plus-bundled Wii Sports Resort takes third place in the bundle's debut week. Xbox 360 North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 3. Dance Central (MTV Games), 4. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Namco), 5. Halo: Reach (Microsoft). Japan: 1. Forza Motorsport 3 - Ultimate Edition (Microsoft), 2. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Darksiders (Konami), 5. Strike Witches - Limited Edition (Cyber Front). UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 4. Dance Central (Microsoft), 5. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters). Call of Duty: Black Ops leads over Kinect Sports as this week's biggest-selling Xbox 360 title at Amazon. Namco's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West returns to the top five after a recent price drop, as Halo: Reach trails at fifth. A reissued Forza Motorsport 3 tops the week's results in Japan, as Black Ops manages to overtake longtime regional chart leader FIFA 11 in Europe. PlayStation 3 North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Namco), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Hardened Edition (Activision), 4. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA), 5. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports). Japan: 1. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 2. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Bandai), 3. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime (Bandai Namco), 4. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), 5. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar). UK: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 3. Formula 1 2010 (Codemasters), 4. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 (THQ), 5. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar). Call of Duty: Black Ops also wins big on the PlayStation 3 this week, with the more expensive Hardened Edition proving a notably popular choice for owners of the platform. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 continues to lead the Japanese charts as it faces new competition from the recently released Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, as WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 returns to the UK charts following a drop in price. PC North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games), 4. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 5. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda). Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2010 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 3. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games), 4. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom). UK: 1. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games), 4. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 5. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda). Call of Duty: Black Ops heads the PC charts in its debut week in North America, overtaking former sales leaders StarCraft II and The Sims 3: Late Night. Final Fantasy XIV sees a drop in popularity in Japan, meanwhile, as Sega's Football Manager 2010 tops the UK charts for the second week in a row. Nintendo DS North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), 5. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Nintendo). Japan: 1. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (Konami), 2. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo), 3. Pocket Monsters White (Nintendo), 4. Radiant Historia (Atlus), 5. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix). UK: 1. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo), 2. Toy Story 3 (Disney), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Art Academy (Nintendo), 5. Lego Battles (Warner Bros.) The release of a new Mario Kart DS-bundled DSi XL pushes the standalone Mario Kart DS to the top of the platform charts in North America this week, with Majesco's Let's Draw! trailing close behind at second place. Konami's Magician's Quest sequel Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana leads the week's results in Japan, as last week's chart champion Radiant Historia drops behind Pocket Monsters Black and White at fourth place. PlayStation Portable North America: 1. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA), 2. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Invizimals with PSP Camera (SCEA), 5. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports). Japan: 1. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa (Square Enix), 2. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa - Limited Edition (Square Enix), 3. God Eater Burst (Namco), 4. God Eater Burst: Append Version (Namco), 5. Renai Banchou: Inochi Meishi, Koiseyo Otome! Love is Power!!! (Idea Factory). UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami), 4. Lego Harry Potter (Warner Bros.), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix). God of War: Ghost of Sparta overtakes Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep to become this week's top domestic PSP seller. Invizimals enters the charts at fourth place, as NBA 2K11 returns at fifth. Square Enix's Tactics Ogre remake enjoys a successful debut week in Japan, while FIFA 11 once again finishes as the platform's biggest-selling title in the UK.

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