Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 34, 2012

24 August 2012
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Penelope Cruz Plays New Super Mario Bros 2

What are the top 10 bestselling games in America, Japan, and Europe? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that right now are the hottest worldwide.

What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined.

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  • North America’s Top 10 Games:

      1. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
      2. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
      3. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
      4. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
      5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
      6. PS3 Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition (PS3)
      7. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
      8. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii)
      9. Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360)
      10. The Last Story (Wii)

    Penélope Cruz, the Academy Award-winning actress, has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2, the side-scrolling Mario game for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. It’s a direct sequel to 2006’s 29-million-selling DS original New Super Mario Bros.

    Watch Mónica and Penélope taking a bet on which sister will reach the Goal Pole at the end of the course first — with a rather unusual forfeit for who finishes last…

    Here’s the new European TV commercial where Penelope Cruz and her sister clearly love playing New Super Mario Bros 2! 😀

    Japan’s Top 10 Games:

      1. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
      2. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – Limited Edition (Wii)
      3. Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
      4. Pokemon White 2 (DS)
      5. Brain Age: Demon Training – 5-minute brain training supervised by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima of the Tohoku University Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (3DS)
      6. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
      7. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: Black Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
      8. Tales of Vesperia – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
      9. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – Bundle with 16GB Wii USB memory & Hat included Momon inclusion benefits of in-game items (Wii)
      10. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (3DS)

    Europe’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Sleeping Dogs – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
      2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
      3. London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (Xbox 360)
      4. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii)
      5. Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3)
      6. London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PS3)
      7. Sleeping Dogs – Limited Edition (PS3)
      8. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Xbox 360)
      9. Darksiders II – Limited Edition – Includes Argul’s Tomb Expansion Pack (Xbox 360)
      10. Darksiders II – Limited Edition – Includes Argul’s Tomb Expansion Pack (PS3)

    Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs is often referred to in scale as Grand Theft Auto: Hong Kong. It’s a mission-based open world action-adventure game that started its life under Activision as True Crime 3. Luckily Square Enix picked up the rights and let United Front Games finish development of this gem.

    Here’s the TV commercial.

    To recap the top games per system:

    • New Super Mario Bros. 2 enters the 3DS chart at numero uno.
    • Sleeping Dogs debuts on the Xbox 360 chart.
    • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception returns on the PS3 chart.
    • Just Dance 3 stays on 1st place on the Wii chart.
    • Diablo III returns to the top of the PC & Mac charts.
    • The World Ends With You returns to #1 on the DS chart, with news of a port coming to Apple iOS devices.
    • Mortal Kombat fights its way to the top of the PS Vita chart.
    • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is still on the PSP chart.
    • And lastly, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 stays popular after 4 years in the PS2 chart’s Top 100!

    Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • supersaiyanbardock

      1. Sleeping Dogs
      2. SoulCalibur V
      3. SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
      4. Sonic Unleashed
      5. Tales of Graces F
      6. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
      7. The Amazing Spider – Man
      8. Bat Man: Arkham Asylum (planning to get the sequel)
      9. Burnout Paradise
      10. Sonic Generations, lol yes Sonic Generations gave me a lot of crack to have fun with LMFAO

      11. Resisdent Evil 5
      12. ULTIMATE Marvel vs Capcom 3
      13. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM GENERATIONS

    • Mike

      I’m making the most of my holiday by playing through a few of the new games:
      Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders II and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron!

    • I am playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360) at the moment. Top Game.

    • Cool! I’m not surprised COD MW3 is still so hot, they keep releasing new DLC month after month. 🙂

    • Niiiiiice choices you two. I still go back to play quite a few of those old & new games.

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