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Saling The World: Heavy Rain Heads Worldwide PS3 Charts

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Heavy Rain topping PS3 sales in North America and the UK, as BioHazard 5 Alternative Edition leads the week's results 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 February 25th, 2010, find Heavy Rain topping PS3 sales in North America and the UK, as BioHazard 5 Alternative Edition leads 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: Nintendo Wii North America: 1. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. Walk It Out! (Konami), 3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo). Japan: 1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo), 5. Zangeki no Reginleiv (Nintendo). UK: 1. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 2. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo). Just Dance and Walk It Out! continue to lead Nintendo Wii software sales in the United States, as New Super Mario Bros. trails close behind. New Super Mario Bros. also remains a big seller in Japan, where Nintendo's region-exclusive action title Zangeki no Reginleiv drops from third to fifth place in today's sales rankings. Xbox 360 North America: 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 2. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 3. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 4. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft), 5. Dante's Inferno (EA Games). Japan: 1. Borderlands (2K Games), 2. Espgaluda II Black Label (Cave), 3. Sacred 2 (Spike), 4. Steins;Gate (5pb), 5. Espgaluda II Black Label: Limited Edition (Cave). UK: 1. Aliens vs. Predator (Sega), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games). Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 stays on top in the United States, with BioShock 2 remaining at second place. Mass Effect 2 follows at third, as Dante's Inferno makes its first chart appearance at fifth place. Borderlands is off to a chart-topping start in Japan, meanwhile, as Cave's arcade-ported shooter Espgaluda II Black Label takes two spots in the regional sales results. PlayStation 3 North America: 1. Heavy Rain (SCEA), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Dante's Inferno: Divine Edition (EA Games), 4. God of War Collection (SCEA), 5. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft). Japan: 1. BioHazard 5 Alternative Edition (Capcom), 2. Heavy Rain (SCEI), 3. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix), 4. MAG (SCEI), 5. End of Eternity (Sega). UK: 1. Heavy Rain (SCEE), 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), 3. Aliens vs. Predator (Sega), 4. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCEE). Quantic Dream's adventure title Heavy Rain leads PlayStation 3 software sales in its debut week in North American and the UK. Modern Warfare 2 takes second place in both regions, as Dante's Inferno climbs to third in U.S. sales. Capcom's updated Alternative Edition of BioHazard 5 (Resident Evil 5) heads the Japanese charts, with Heavy Rain trailing at second place. PC North America: 1. EverQuest II: Sentinel's Fate (SOE), 2. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games), 3. Star Trek Online (Atari), 4. BioShock 2 (2K Games), 5. Napoleon: Total War -- Limited Edition (Sega). Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 7.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 2. SimCity 4 Deluxe (EA Games), 3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 5.0 Premium Package (Capcom), 4. Winning Post World 2010 (Koei), 5. Civilization IV Deluxe Pack (Cyber Front). UK: 1. Napoleon: Total War (Sega), 2. Napoleon: Total War -- Imperial Edition (Sega), 3. Football Manager 2010 (Sega), 4. Aliens vs. Predator (Sega), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games). EverQuest II: Sentinel's Fate tops PC sales in North America for the second week in a row, edging out Mass Effect 2 and a returning Star Trek Online. Napoleon: Total War makes an impressive debut in the UK, meanwhile, pushing Football Manager 2010 and last week's chart champion Aliens vs. Predator to third and fourth place. Nintendo DS North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (Capcom), 3. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo), 4. Bejeweled Twist (PopCap), 5. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega). Japan: 1. Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no Heso (Spike), 2. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (Square Enix), 3. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo), 4. Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (Nintendo), 5. Love Plus (Konami). UK: 1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo), 2. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega), 5. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo). Capcom's Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth drops to second place in North American Nintendo DS sales, as New Super Mario Bros. rises up to take the top sales position. ChunSoft's Shiren the Wanderer series sequel Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 leads in its premiere week in Japan, leaving last week's sales winner Dragon Quest VI at second place. PlayStation Portable North America: 1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA), 2. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 3. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 4. Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 5. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (SCEA). Japan: 1. God Eater (Namco), 2. Kiniro no Corda 3 (Koei), 3. Minna no Tennis (SCEI), 4. Kenka Banchou 4 (Spike), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix). UK: 1. FIFA 10 (EA Sports), 2. LittleBigPlanet (SCEE, 3. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft), 4. Gran Turismo (SCEA), 5. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA). God of War: Chains of Olympus once again heads the PSP charts in North America, with Resistance: Retribution following at second place. Koei's visual novel Kiniro no Corda 3 ranks behind God Eater in its debut week in Japan, as Sony's Minna no Tennis takes third.

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