Games Weather Report of Week 41, 2010

Games Weather Report Week 41
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. Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel (Wii)
2. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
3. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
4. Medal of Honor (Xbox 360)
5. Medal of Honor (PS3)
6. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
7. Sports Champions with Playstation Move Starter Bundle (PS3)
8. Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
9. NBA 2K11 (PS3)
10. New Super Mario Bros (Wii)

Mario Kart Wii has sold over 23 million times worldwide, making it the #9 best-selling game ever created. Here are TV ads promoting the free Wii Wheel that comes with the game.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Pokemon Black (DS)
2. Pokemon White (DS)
3. Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
4. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
5. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360)
6. The Legend of Heroes: Zero Locus – Limited Edition (PSP)
7. Wii Party (Wii)
8. F1 2010 (PS3)
9. Kingdom Hearts Re: coded (DS)
10. Dead Rising 2 (PS3)

Since the Pokemon Black and White launch, the pair has sold nearly 4 million copies up to last week, and looks to be adding 200,000 sales this week in Japan! So it’s no surprise both are on top of the charts. Outside of their popularity as a series, it no doubt helps Nintendo has been airing all these commercials on TV stations in Japan.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
2. FIFA 11 (PS3)
3. Medal of Honor – Limited Edition (PS3)
4. FIFA 11 (Xbox 360)
5. Medal of Honor – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
6. Formula 1 2010 (PS3)
7. Wii Party (Wii)
8. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
9. Just Dance (Wii)
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)

Ubisoft strikes again with another casual game everyone and their family can enjoy. It’s no wonder Just Dance 2 is topping the charts. Here’s the commercial.

To recap the top games per system: Mario Kart Wii finishes on the first place on the Wii chart. Halo: Reach stays on top of the Xbox 360. Medal of Honor debuts as #1 on the PS3 chart. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty returns to #1 on the PC chart. Super Scribblenauts debuts on the DS chart. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep stays on the PSP chart. And lastly, Kingdom Hearts keeps making a return on the PS2 chart.

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