Games Weather Report of Week 16, 2011

Games Weather Report Week 15
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. Portal 2 (PS3)
2. Portal 2 (Xbox 360)
3. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
4. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
5. Portal 2 (PC)
6. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
7. Pokemon White Version (DS)
8. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters (PS3)
9. Pokemon Black Version (DS)
10. Zumba Fitness (Wii)

Valve looks set to make millions of humans and robots alike think with portals. It’s a strong debut for Portal 2 both at retail and online. Now where’s our Half-Life 2: Episode 3?

Here’s the full commercial showing the co-op mode.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS including wireless keyboard and DS stand (DS)
2. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (DS)
3. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
4. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Destruction Chapter (PSP)
5. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Destruction Chapter – Special Zii-box (PSP)
6. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP)
7. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP)
8. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 (PS3)
9. Dynasty Warriors 7 – Limited Edition (PS3)
10. Billy’s Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Wii)

OMG why do I think this looks so awesome!? I’m not the only one who finds “Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS” strangely appealing — while obviously aimed at kids learning how to type — it’s debut skyrocketed it to #1 in the Japanese sales charts! Eat your heart out Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Typing might make a run for your fan favorite status.

Here’s the commercial showing off all the Pokemon name typing action. Watch only if you’re sure you can handle THIS much accessory awesomeness.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
2. Portal 2 (Xbox 360)
3. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
4. Portal 2 (PS3)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii)
6. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
7. Portal 2 (PC/Mac)
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
9. FIFA 11 (Xbox 360)
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)

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 amazing 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.
  • Portal 2 debuts on 1st place on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC charts.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars becomes #1 on the 3DS chart.
  • Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection debuts 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.