Games Weather Report of Week 49, 2010

12 December 2010
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Games Weather Report Week 49
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. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
2. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
4. Disney Epic Mickey (Wii)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
6. Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel (Wii)
7. uDraw Studio – Game and Tablet (Wii)
8. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
9. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Xbox 360)
10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)

Pretty much the same list as previous weeks. 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 depicting a totally realistic dance scenario.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
2. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
3. Studio Ghibli’s Second Land: The Jet-Black Mage (DS)
4. Wii Party (Wii)
5. Pokemon Black (DS)
6. Mario Sports Mix (Wii)
7. Pokemon White (DS)
8. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (DS)
9. Pointed Bow and Magic Shop System (DS)
10. Wii Sports Resort with Blue Wii Remote Plus (Wii)

Capcom sold 2.1 million copies of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd on PSP in the first week on sale in Japan alone. Expect this to keep selling for a long time, as it becomes apparent from this video the fans really get into the game! Where’s that Western release date Capcom?

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
3. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (DS)
4. Mario Kart with Wii Wheel (Wii)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
6. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox 360)
7. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
8. Art Academy: Learn Painting and Drawing Techniques with Step-by-Step Training (DS)
9. Just Dance (Wii)
10. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (PS3)

To recap the top games per system: Just Dance 2 stays the star of the Wii chart. Call of Duty: Black Ops stays #1 on the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts. The Sims 3 Late Night conquers the PC chart. Super Scribblenauts remains on first place on the DS chart. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is still on top of the PSP chart. And lastly, Madden NFL 11 makes a return play on the PS2 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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