Games Weather Report of Week 14, 2011

Games Weather Report Week 14
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. Zomba Fitness (Wii)
3. Pokemon White Version (DS)
4. Pokemon Black Version (DS)
5. Kinect Sports (Xbox 360 Kinect)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii)
7. Kinect Adventures with Kinect Sensor (Xbox 360 Kinect)
8. God of War III – Greatest Hits (PS3)
9. Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year Greatest Hits (PS3)
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)

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 even see it outdo new Pokemon games.

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

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable – Double Pack (PSP)
2. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
3. Dynasty Warriors 7 – Limited Edition (PS3)
4. Amagami Ebikore Plus – Limited Edition (PSP)
5. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP)
6. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (PSP)
7. Crysis 2 (PS3)
8. Amagami Ebikore Plus – Limited Edition including artbook (PSP)
9. Crysis 2 (Xbox 360)
10. Wii Fit Plus with Wii Balance Board (Wii)

Earth Defense Force 2 Portable is an improved PS2 to PSP port. Amongst other things, local co-op multiplayer and new missions have been added.

Team play is where it’s at in this series.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
2. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (Xbox 360)
3. LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars (Wii)
4. Pokemon White Version (DS)
5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
6. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
7. Bulletstorm (Xbox 360)
8. Football Manager 2011 (PC)
9. Pokemon Black Version (DS)
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)

505 Games finally imported the Zumba Fitness craze to European Wii’s after a tremendous success in America months earlier. While casual fitness games are still on a tour the force, it’s nevertheless shocking to see it outsell all popular new releases.

Here’s the commercial showing how to do a zumbarific workout.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Just Dance 2 remains to star on the Wii chart.
  • Pokemon Black & White stay on top of the overall and DS chart.
  • Kinect Sports returns to 1st place on the Xbox 360 charts.
  • God of War III’s Greatest Hits version comes in on 1st place on the PS3 charts.
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition remains #1 on the 3DS chart.
  • The Sims Medieval stays on the PC chart.
  • Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy returns on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 appears on the PS2 chart.
  • Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.