It’s a year that could yet see the PS3’s strongest ever market performance, and a GfK European Top 30 Chart for the first 15 weeks of 2010 paint a very good picture for Sony’s machine.
The numbers come from a Nintendo Investor presentation and are based on GfK International data.
As would be expected, the real victor is Nintendo with a staggering 13 entries, including four of the top five selling games across the fragmented European region.
However, more surprising is the prominence of PS3 titles in the higher echelons of the listings. The Top Ten finishes of Final Fantasy XIII (fourth), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (sixth), God of War 3 (eighth) and Heavy Rain (tenth) are the only titles to punctuate Nintendo’s chart whitewash.
You have to go down to number 12 to find the first Xbox 360 title – EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
PS3 also comes out on top in a host of additional multiformat battles, emerging as the stronger format for titles such as FIFA 2010, Assassin’s Creed 2, Darksiders and Grand Theft Auto IV.
The only multiformat games in the list that sold better on Xbox 360 than PS3 is 2K’s BioShock 2 and Sega’a Aliens vs Predator.
Here’s the European Top 30 for the first 15 weeks of 2010 in full:
1. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
2. New Super Mario Bros (Wii)
3. Just Dance (Wii)
4. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
5. Pokemon SoulSilver (DS)
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
7. Mario Kart (Wii)
8. God of War 3 (PS3)
9. Pokemon HeartGold (DS)
10. Heavy Rain (PS3)
11. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
12. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (360)
13. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3)
14. FIFA 2010 (PS3)
15. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
16. Mass Effect 2 (360)
17. New Super Mario Bros (DS)
18. Final Fantasy XIII (360)
19. Wii Play (Wii)
20. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)
21. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS)
22. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box (DS)
23. FIFA 2010 (360)
24. BioShock 2 (360)
25. Aliens vs Predator (360)
26. Assassin’s Creed 2 (PS3)
27. Forza Motorsport 3 (360)
28. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
29. Darksiders (PS3)
30. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)