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Amazon Top Five (4/22)

Ah, that's better.

While the mainstream influence and success of games like Just Dance 2 and Zumba Fitness are probably keeping Ubisoft and Majesco in business, this week's Amazon.com top five is refreshing. Yes, Just Dance 2 couldn't be quieted that easily, and the Epic Mickey Collector's Edition is now on sale, but beyond that it's all Mortal Kombat and Portal 2! Looking past the top five, the PC version of Portal 2 places outside at number six, and the 360 version of Mortal Kombat is just past that.

What's interesting about the rankings is how Sony has come out on top with both major releases. The Steam support and free PC version with the PS3 Portal 2 and the inclusion of Kratos in Mortal Kombat surely have something to do with that. It just goes to show that in a time when most games are multi-platform, the little extras can make all the difference.

In the UK, it seems people have the same idea. Even the PC version of Portal 2 has made it into the top five. Nothing will stop Zumba Fitness, though.

Lastly, Portal 2 doesn't come out until May in Japan, and no one there knows what Mortal Kombat is. With that in mind, there isn't much new to report! The full breakdown can be viewed below. Happy Friday!

North America: 1. Portal 2 (Valve, PS3) 2. Portal 2 (Valve, 360) 3. Disney Epic Mickey (Wii, Disney) 4. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros., PS3) 5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii)

UK: 1. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii) 2. Portal 2 (Valve, 360) 3. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros., PS3) 4. Portal 2 (Valve, PS3) 5. Portal 2 (Valve, PC)

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional (Square Enix, DS) 2. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z (Namco, PSP) 3. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP) 4. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami, PS3) 5. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix, PSP)

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Joe Donato Video games became an amazing, artful, interactive story-driven medium for me right around when I played Panzer Dragoon Saga on Sega Saturn. Ever since then, I've wanted to be a part of this industry. Somewhere along the line I, possibly foolishly, decided I'd rather write about them than actually make them. So here I am.
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