Games Weather Report of Week 38, 2010

Games Weather Report Week 38
What were the best-selling games in America, Japan, and Europe the past week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that are the hottest. Think of it as a games weather report.

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

North America’s Top 10 Games:

1. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
2. Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC)
3. Sports Champions with Playstation Move Starter Bundle (PS3)
4. KORG DS-10 Plus (DS)
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
6. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC, Mac)
7. Bayonetta (PS3)
8. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
9. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
10. Final Fantasy XIV Collector’s Edition (PC)

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Pokemon White (DS) *
2. Pokemon Black (DS) *
3. Wii Party (Wii)
4. Yakuza: Black Leopard: Like a Dragon New Chapter (PSP)
5. Monster Hunter Nikki: Ailu Village Diary (PSP)
6. Halo: Reach – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
7. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd (PSP)
8. Tokimeki Memorial: Girls Side 3rd Story (DS)
9. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
10. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)

* Pokemon Black and White sold 2.6 million in their first two days during the Japanese launch last week! It’s no surprise they are on top of the charts. Outside of their popularity as a series, it no doubt helped Nintendo has been airing all these commercials on TV stations in Japan.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Formula 1 2010 (PS3)
2. Formula 1 2010 (Xbox 360)
3. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
4. Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC)
5. Sports Champions – Move Compatible (PS3)
6. Just Dance (Wii)
7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
8. Dead Rising 2 with Exclusive T-Shirt (Xbox 360)
9. Dead Rising 2 with Exclusive T-Shirt (PS3)
10. Jam With The Band (DS)

To recap the top games per system: Halo: Reach debuts on top of the Xbox 360. Sid Meier’s Civilization V debuts #1 on the PC chart. Sports Champions with Playstation Move Starter Bundle movies in on #1 on the PS3 chart. A discounted KORG DS-10 Plus appears on the DS chart. New Super Mario Bros. Wii stays on the first place on the Wii chart. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep stays on the PSP chart. And lastly, Kingdom Hearts II keeps making a return on the PS2 chart.

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