Top 5 game sales per system worldwide in week 31, 2007

What are the best-selling games in America, Japan, and Europe (UK) this week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that are the most popular now.

Nintendo Wii
Mario Party 8 for WiiNorth America: 1. Wii Play (Nintendo), 2. Mario Strikers Charged (Nintendo), 3. The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (EA Games), 4. Mario Party 8 (Nintendo), 5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Mario Party 8 (Nintendo), 2. Forever Blue (Nintendo), 3. Wii Sports (Nintendo), 4. Kidou Senshi Gundam: MS Sensen 0079 (Bandai), 5. Dragon Quest Swords: Kamen no Joou to Kagami no Tou (Square Enix).

Europe: 1. Mario Party 8 (Nintendo), 2. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo), 3. Wii Play (Nintendo), 4. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Capcom), 5. Cooking Mama (505 Games).

Xbox 360
NCAA Football 08 for Xbox 360North America: 1. NCAA Football 08 (EA Sports), 2. Guitar Hero II Bundle (RedOctane), 3. Gears of War (Microsoft), 4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft), 5. Forza Motorsport 2 (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Spike), 2. The IdolM@ster (Namco), 3. Dead Rising — Xbox 360 Platinum Collection (Capcom), 4. Chikyuu Boueigun 3 (D3 Publisher), 5. Gears of War (Microsoft).

Europe: 1. The Darkness (2K Games), 2. Gears of War (Microsoft), 3. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (Ubisoft), 4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft), 5. Colin McRae: DiRT (Codemasters).

PlayStation 3
Resistance: Fall Of Man for PS3North America: 1. Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Tecmo), 2. Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEA), 3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft), 4. NCAA Football 08 (EA Sports), 5. The Darkness (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Minna no Golf 5 (SCEI), 2. Gundam Musou (Bandai), 3. Wangan Midnight (Genki), 4. Boku no Natsuyasumi 3 (SCEI), 5. FolksSoul: Ushinawareta Denshou AKA Folklore (SCEI).

Europe: 1. Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEE), 2. MotorStorm (SCEE), 3. Virtua Fighter 5 (Sega), 4. Formula One Championship Edition (SCEE), 5. The Darkness (2K Games).

PlayStation 2
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s for PS2North America: 1. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (Activision), 2. Guitar Hero II Bundle (Activision), 3. God of War II (SCEA), 4. Kingdom Hearts II (Square Enix), 5. God of War (SCEA).

Japan: 1. J.League Winning Eleven 2007 Club Championship (Konami), 2. Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid Collection (Konami), 3. Super Robot Taisen OG: Original Generations (Bandai), 4. Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon (Marvelous), 5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — Best Price (Capcom).

Europe: 1. SingStar ’90s (SCEE), 2. Transformers: The Game (Activision), 3. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (Activision), 4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (EA Games), 5. SingStar Pop Hits (SCEE).

Sid Meiers Civilization IV Beyond the Sword for PCNorth America: 1. Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (2K Games), 2. World of Warcraft (Blizzard), 3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard), 4. The Sims 2: Seasons (EA Games), 5. The Sims 2: H&M Stuff (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Little Busters! (KEY), 2. Sim People: Expansion Collection 3 (EA Games), 3. Melty Blood Act Cadenza Ver.B (Ecole), 4. Final Fantasy XI All-in-One Pack 2006 (Square Enix), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier (Capcom).

Europe: 1. Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (2K Games), 2. Football Manager 2007 (Sega), 3. World of Warcraft (Blizzard), 4. Medieval II: Total War (Sega), 5. The Sims 2 (EA Games).

Nintendo DS
Brain Age for DSNorth America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Diamond (Nintendo), 3. Big Brain Academy (Nintendo), 4. Brain Age (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Facening de Hyoujou Yutaka ni Inshou Up: Otona no DS Kao Training AKA Face Training (Nintendo), 2. Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei AKA Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo), 3. Ganbaru Watashi no Kakei Diary (Nintendo), 4. Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Motto Eigo Duke (Nintendo), 5. TOEIC Test DS Training (IE Institute).

Europe: 1. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Diamond (Nintendo), 3. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Cooking Mama (505 Games).

PlayStation Portable
Lumines for PSPNorth America: 1. Lumines (Ubisoft), 2. Brave Story: New Traveler (Xseed Games), 3. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 4. Star Wars Battlefront II (LucasArts), 5. Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 2. Lumines — PSP the Best (Bandai), 3. Goku Makaimura Kai (Capcom), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom), 5. Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FC (Nihon Falcom).

Europe: 1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar), 2. Transformers: The Game (Activision), 3. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 4. Formula One 06 — Platinum (SCEE), 5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (EA Sports).

Mario Party 8 is on top in Japan and Europe, while Americans are still looking for the extra Wii remote in Wii Play. The Training series of DS games are selling tremendously well worldwide, in the West its the Brain Age/Training games and in the East they’ve got Face Training and Vision Training, no, I’m not making that up. Xbox 360 gamers are taking this summer break to play NCAA Football 08, Oblivion or The Darkness. Long time PS3 sales leaders Resistance: Fall of Man keeps adding to its total, right now it has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s on PS2 is on top in the USA and in Europe there’s SingStar ’90s. While we’re in different time periods, the PC expansion Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is still stuck in the Middle Ages. Back in present day is a sad period for the PSP where Lumines is still selling like crazy over the PSP homebrew exploit, instead of the amazing game it is. — More analysis at Gamasutra.