Amazon worldwide sales – week ending April 18

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 18 April 2008 20:51 GMT

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We’ll start with 360 this week. Halo 3 surprisingly man-cannons its way back to the top of the UK Charts this week; the Id@lmaster: Live for You! regains first place after losing out to Turok in Japan; and in America, well, it’s our old friend CoD4: Modern Warfare still holding firm up top.

Mario Kart Wii steers its way to pole in Japan to take its place on top of a Nintendo-filled top five. The aforementioned keeps ahead of the competition in the UK whilst the US is still rocking in the free world to Guitar Hero III.

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, rather unsurprisingly, is top of the Amazon sales charts Stateside after it was finally released last week. This feat is mirrored by the UK PS3 charts. Konami’s Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 holds number one in Japan for the second week running.

As far as the handhelds go, it’s Brain Training for the stylus win as far as the DS is concerned in Britain and Japan. The PSP charts remain unchanged with the absolutely brilliant Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, the excellent-but-rather-difficult-for-us-to-understand Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G and God of War: Chains of Olympus still riding high in the US, Japan and UK respectively.

The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff (don’t ask) tops the PC gaming chart in the US. Assassins Creed: Directors Cut continues to do well across the Pond whilst Clannad Full Voice (can someone please tell us what this “game” is?) holds the Japanese top spot for we don’t know how many weeks it is now.

For the charts in order of what we think is most important, click the link below.

Thanks to Gamasutra.

By Mike Bowden

Wii
North America:

  1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle (Activision)
  2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo)
  3. Wii Play (Nintendo)
  4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
  5. Wii Zapper with Link’s Crossbow Training (Nintendo)

Japan:

  1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
  2. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
  3. Dairantou Smash Brothers X (Nintendo)
  4. Wii Sports (Nintendo)
  5. Hajimete no Wii Pack (Nintendo)

UK:

  1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
  2. Wii Play (Nintendo)
  3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (EA Sports)
  6. Wii Zapper with Link’s Crossbow Training (Nintendo)

Xbox 360:

    North America:

  1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
  2. Blue Dragon (Microsoft)
  3. Rock Band Special Edition (MTV Games)
  4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft)
  5. Halo 3 (Microsoft)

Japan:

  1. The Idolm@ster: Live for You! (Namco)
  2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
  3. Armored Core: For Answer (From Software)
  4. The Idolm@ster — Xbox 360 Platinum Collection (Namco)
  5. Skate (EA Games)

UK:

  1. Halo 3 (Microsoft)
  2. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft)
  3. Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft)
  4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
  5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle (Activision)

PlayStation 3
North America:

  1. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (SCEA)
  2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
  3. Rock Band Special Edition (MTV Games)
  4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle (Activision)
  5. Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft)

Japan:

  1. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (Konami)
  2. Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (Sega)
  3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
  4. Armored Core: For Answer (From Software)
  5. Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)

UK:

  1. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (SCEE)
  2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
  3. Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft)
  4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft)
  5. MotorStorm (SCEE)

PC

North America:

  1. The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff (EA Games)
  2. World in Conflict (Sierra)
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Director’s Cut Edition (Ubisoft)
  4. Sins of a Solar Empire (Stardock)
  5. World of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Blizzard)

Japan:

  1. Clannad Full Voice (Key)
  2. Vocaloid 2 Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku (Crypton Future Media)
  3. Little Busters! (KEY)
  4. Final Fantasy XI: The Vana’diel Collection (Square Enix)
  5. Infinity Plus (CyberFront)

UK:

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Director’s Cut Edition (Ubisoft)
  2. Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath (EA Games)
  3. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War — Soulstorm (THQ)
  4. The Sims 2 (EA Games)
  5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)

DS

North America:

  1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
  2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
  3. Brain Age 2 (Nintendo)
  4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
  5. Brain Age (Nintendo)

Japan:

  1. DS Bimoji Training (Nintendo)
  2. SimCity DS 2 (EA Games)
  3. Maji de Manabu: LEC de Ukaru – DS Hishou Boki 3-Kyuu (Square Enix)
  4. Bokura wa Kaseki Holder (Nintendo)
  5. Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 2nd Season (Konami)

UK:

  1. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
  2. 42 All-Time Classics (Nintendo)
  3. Solitaire DS (Deep Silver)
  4. More Brain Training (Nintendo)
  5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)

PSP

North America:

  1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix)
  2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA)
  3. Jeanne D’Arc (SCEA)
  4. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (Konami)
  5. Patapon (SCEA)

Japan:

  1. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom)
  2. Star Ocean: The Second Evolution (Square Enix)
  3. Maplus Portable Navi 2 (Edia)
  4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom)
  5. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch – Lost Colors (Bandai)

UK:

  1. God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA)
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
  3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar)
  4. Patapon (SCEE)
  5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar)

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