Games Weather Report of Week 34, 2009

29 August 2009
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Games Weather Report chart of hotness
What are the best-selling games in America, Japan, and Europe this week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that are the hottest right now. Think of it as a games weather report.

What follows is a listing of the Top 50 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined.

North America’s Top 50:

1. Wii Sports Resort with Wii MotionPlus Accessory (Wii)
2. Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
3. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)
4. The Sims 3 (PC, Mac)
5. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS)
6. Wii Fit with Wii Balance Board (Wii)
7. Metroid Prime Trilogy – Collector’s Edition (Wii)
8. Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP)
9. Mario Kart with Wii Wheel (Wii)
10. Madden NFL 10 (PS3)
11. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Greatest Hits (PS3)
12. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii)
13. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Greatest Hits (PS3)
14. Madden NFL 10 (Xbox 360)
15. EA Sports Active (Wii)
16. Mario Kart DS (DS)
17. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
18. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
19. Wii Play with Wii Remote (Wii)
20. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
21. Fossil Fighters (DS)
22. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
23. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
24. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
25. Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
26. Infamous (PS3)
27. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
28. Rock Band 2 Special Edition (Wii)
29. Shadow Complex [Online Game Code] (Xbox 360)
30. Batman: Arkham Asylum – Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)
31. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year (Xbox 360)
32. Guitar Hero World Tour Band Kit for Wii Deluxe Kit (Wii)
33. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
34. Fallout 3 Game Ad-On Pack: Broken Steel and Point Lookout (PC)
35. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Wii)
36. Resistance: Fall Of Man – Greatest Hits (PS3)
37. Killzone 2 (PS3)
38. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack (PC, Mac)
39. Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)
40. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year (PS3)
41. Wolfenstein (PC)
42. Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout (Wii)
43. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
44. Street Fighter IV (PS3)
45. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
46. Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2 with Dance Mat (Wii)
47. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
48. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS)
49. My Fitness Coach (Wii)
50. Mass Effect – Platinum Edition (Xbox 360)

Japan’s Top 50:

1. Tomodachi [Friend/Mii] Collection (DS)
2. Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky (DS)
3. Wii Sports Resort including Wii MotionPlus (Wii)
4. Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha Kanshuu: Shiranai Mamade wa Son o Suru Mono ya Okane no Shikumi “How To Manage Your Goods and Money DS” (DS)
5. Hakuouki Portable – Limited Edition (PSP)
6. Dream C Club (Xbox 360)
7. Dream C Club – Limited Edition with Costume DLC Card (Xbox 360)
8. Usuki Sakura Oni Essays – Limited Edition with Drama CD, Weekly Turn-Calendar (PS2)
9. Melty Blood: Actress Again – Limited Edition with Original Postcard (PS2)
10. Grand Theft Auto IV – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
11. Usuki Sakura Oni Essays (PS2)
12. Valkyria Chronicles – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
13. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G – The Best of PSP Collection (PSP)
14. Hakuouki Essays – Special Edition (PS2)
15. Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)
16. SD Gundam G-Generation Wars (PS2)
17. Puyo Puyo 7 (DS)
18. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PSP)
19. Monster Hunter 3 (tri-) Black Classic Controller PRO Pack (Wii)
20. EA Sports Active: 30 Active Personal Trainer Life Improvement Programs (Wii)
21. Welcome Home Chibi-Robo! Happy, Rich Big Sweep! (DS)
22. Grand Theft Auto IV – Platinum Collection (Xbox 360)
23. Wii Fit with Wii Balance Board (Wii)
24. SupaRobo Gakuen with Super Robot School Cards (DS)
25. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
26. Alice In Heart Prototype: Wonderful Wonder World (PSP)
27. Color-Changing Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love (DS)
28. Demon’s Soul (PS3)
29. Sly Wolf (PSP)
30. Monster Hunter 3 (tri-) White Classic Controller PRO Pack (Wii)
31. Tales of VS. – Limited Edition with DVD (PSP)
32. Everybody’s Golf 5 – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
33. SimCity 4 Deluxe (PC)
34. Ragnarok Online RJC2009 Vol. 2: The Battle for Glory (PC)
35. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (PC)
36. Ragnarok Online RJC2009 Vol. 1: Win The Victory (PC)
37. The Sims 3 (PC)
38. Ragnarok Online RJC2009: Memorial Package (PC)
39. SimCity 3000 XP – EA Best Selections (PC)
40. Fantasy Earth: Zero – Armudo Edition (PC)
41. Monster Hunter Frontier Online – Premium Package 2nd Year Anniversary (PC)
42. RPG Maker VX (PC)
43. Aion: Tower of Eternity – Starter Kit (PC)
44. Street Fighter IV (PC)
45. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition (PC)
The rest of the Top 50 was rounded out by pre-orders:
46. Kidou Senshi Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081 including Full Gundam Senki HD Animation Product Code (PS3)
47. Tales of Vesperia – Award Edition with Special Battle Leading Download Card (PS3)
48. Professor Layton and the Devil’s Flute (DS)
49. Persona 3 Portable (PSP)
50. Macross Ultimate Frontier: Time Girl – Limited Edition Pack with UMD video (PSP)

Europe’s Top 50:

1. Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
2. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)
3. Wii Sports Resort with Wii MotionPlus Accessory (Wii)
4. Wii Fit with Wii Balance Board (Wii)
5. The Sims 3 (PC, Mac)
6. Ashes Cricket 09 (Wii)
7. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
8. Mario Kart with Wii Wheel (Wii)
9. Professor Layton and The Curious Village (DS)
10. EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer (Wii)
11. Fallout 3 (PS3)
12. My Fitness Coach (Wii)
13. Killzone 2 (PS3)
14. Wolfenstein (PC)
15. Peppa Pig: The Game (Nintendo DS)
16. Fallout 3: Game Add-On Pack – Broken Steel and Point Lookout (Xbox 360)
17. Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)
18. Wii Play with Wii Remote Controller (Wii)
19. Wolfenstein (PS3)
20. Mario Kart DS (DS)
21. Fallout 3: Game Add-On Pack – Broken Steel and Point Lookout (PC)
22. Call of Duty: World at War (PS3)
23. Ashes Cricket 09 (PS3)
24. Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)
25. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
26. Dead Space (PS3)
27. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (DS)
28. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
29. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Game of the Year Edition (PS3)
30. Prototype (Xbox 360)
31. Dead Space (Xbox 360)
32. Junior Brain Trainer DS (DS)
33. inFamous (PS3)
34. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
35. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360)
36. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (DS)
37. Wolfenstein (Xbox 360)
38. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Wii)
39. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
40. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
41. Football Manager 2009 (PC, Mac)
42. Puzzler Collection (DS)
43. Prototype (PS3)
44. Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood (Xbox 360)
45. More Brain Training (DS)
46. Ashes Cricket 09 (Xbox 360)
47. Mystery Stories (DS)
48. Madden NFL 2010 (PS3)
49. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (PS3)
50. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3)

To recap the Top 5’s per system: Wii Sports Resort remains on first place on the Wii chart. The Sims 3 stays up high on the PC chart. Batman: Arkham Asylum debuts on the PS3 & Xbox 360 charts. Madden NFL 10 scores on the PS2 chart. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box appears on top of the DS chart. And lastly, Dissidia Final Fantasy debuts #1 on the PSP chart.

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+.


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