What are the top 10 bestselling video games in America, Japan and Europe this week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the video games that are the hottest worldwide right now.
What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined.
North America’s Top 10 Games:
1. Saints Row IV (Xbox 360)
2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
3. New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
4. Disney Infinity – Starter Pack (Xbox 360)
5. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
6. The Last of Us (PS3)
7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
8. Payday 2 (Xbox 360)
9. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Xbox 360)
10. Mario and Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Deep Silver launched the Volition-developed Saints Row IV. Widely acclaimed as the craziest and stupidest fun open world game series there is; there’s aliens and super powers this time. Saints Row IV does not take itself seriously in the least and the 4+ million fans love it for that.
Here’s the Saints Row IV TV commercial.
Japan’s Top 10 Games:
1. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS)
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
3. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS)
4. Mario & Luigi RPG 4: Dream Team (3DS)
5. The Last of Us (PS3)
6. L.A. Noir (PS3)
7. Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair – Best of PSP Edition (PSP)
8. Pikmin 2: New Play Control! (Wii)
9. Yokai Watch (3DS)
10. Brothers Conflict: Passion Pink – Limited Edition (PSP)
Seeing this game return to the top time and again, reminds me that a sad fact of life is that some awesome games never make it out of Japan. Tomodachi Collection (translation: Friends Collection) on DS was one of those fun-looking games from Nintendo that mixes The Sims and Animal Crossing life simulation gameplay, and adds in the Mii’s of you and your friends. — The 3DS sequel sold 1,379,177 copies so far, and is no doubt hoping to exceed its predecessor’s 3.2 million sales! Friend Collection: New Life, debuted in Japan in April with plenty of new features added like Baby Mii’s… yes it’s a VERY cutesy game.
Here’s one of the Friend Collection: New Life TV commercials that are airing in Japan.
Europe’s Top 10 Games:
1. Saints Row IV – Commander In Chief Edition (Xbox 360)
2. Saints Row IV – Commander In Chief Edition (PS3)
3. Payday 2 (Xbox 360)
4. The Last Of Us (PS3)
5. Minecraft (Xbox 360)
6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
7. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Xbox 360)
8. Disney Infinity – Starter Pack (Xbox 360)
9. Hitman Absolution (Xbox 360)
10. Tomb Raider (PS3)
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To recap the top games per system:
- Saints Row IV debuts high on the Xbox 360 chart
- The Last of Us returns atop the PS3 chart.
- New Super Luigi U debuts (again) in the Wii U chart.
- Just Dance 4 keeps swinging on 1st place on the Wii chart.
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf is at numero uno on the 3DS & global charts.
- Pokemon Black & White Version 2 get caught at #1 on the DS chart.
- Saints Row IV debuts on the PC chart.
- Persona 4 Golden again stays at #1 on the PS Vita chart.
- Lastly, The Sims 3: Island Paradise appears on the Mac chart.