Games Weather Report of Week 12, 2011

Games Weather Report Week 12
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. Pokemon – White Version (DS)
2. Crysis 2 (Xbox 360)
3. Pokemon – Black Version (DS)
4. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (3DS)
5. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
6. Pilotwings Resort (3DS)
7. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
8. Crysis 2 (PS3)
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
10. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Xbox 360)

Pokemon Black and White have been released nd as expected millions of Pokefans flock towards the RPG series. With over 150 never-discovered new Pokemon this is another sure-fire hit.

Take a look at the first English commercials.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP)
2. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
3. Dynasty Warriors 7 – Limited Edition including “Zhao Yun” Warriors
4. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (PSP)
5. China: A Permanent Mark Time Demons Begin To Love – Limited Edition (PSP)
6. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (PS3)
8. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (3DS)
9. SD Gundam G Generation World – Limited Edition (PSP)
10. Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (3DS)

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection brings together remakes of Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and even includes a playable Interlude to bridge the two games.

Here’s a the Japanese debut commercial for the PSP game.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
2. Killzone 3 (PS3)
3. LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars (Wii)
4. The Sims Medieval – Limited Edition (PC, Mac)
5. Pokemon – White Version (DS)
6. Crysis 2 – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
7. Pokemon – Black Version (DS)
8. Homefront (Xbox 360)
9. Rayman 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
10. Pilot Wings Resort (Nintendo 3DS)

Ubisoft strikes again with another casual game everyone and their family can enjoy. It’s no wonder Just Dance 2 keeps topping the charts. Still, shocking to see it outdo new Pokemon games.

Here’s the commercial depicting a 100% realistic dance scenario for your livingroom.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Pokemon Black & White stay on top of the overall and DS chart.
  • Crysis 2 debuts in 1st place on the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts.
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition debuts as #1 on the 3DS launch day chart.
  • Just Dance 2 remains to star on the Wii chart.
  • The Sims Medieval debuts on the PC chart.
  • Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy debuts on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts appears on the PS2 chart.
  • Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.