Games Weather Report of Week 17, 2011

Games Weather Report Week 17
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. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
2. Portal 2 (Xbox 360)
3. Portal 2 (PS3)
4. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
5. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
7. Portal 2 (PC)
8. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
9. Pokemon White Version (DS)
10. Kinect Sports (Xbox 360 Kinect)

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment did right by giving the Mortal Kombat team a new home (calling them NetherRealm Studios) and by putting out a game that pleases fans of the fighting game series.

Here’s the hilarious commercial showing fatality reactions. 👿

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (DS)
2. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3)
3. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
4. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS including wireless keyboard and DS stand (DS)
5. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Destruction Chapter – Special Zii-box (PSP)
6. Dynasty Warriors 7 – Limited Edition (PS3)
7. Patapon 3 (PSP)
8. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP)
9. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP)
10. Ultimate NieR RepliCant (PS3)

Like most Square-Enix game titles, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional, certainly is a mouthful to pronounce. Lucky for them, people don’t seem to mind and are loving the Joker 2 expansion with new monsters and abilities on the DS.

Here’s the commercial showing off all the action.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

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

505 Games 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:

  • Mortal Kombat comes in at 1st place on the PS3 chart.
  • Portal 2 remains in 1st place on the Xbox 360 and PC charts.
  • Just Dance 2 still stars on the Wii chart.
  • Pokemon Black & White stay on top of the overall and DS chart.
  • Pilotwings Resort becomes #1 on the 3DS chart.
  • Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection keeps its top spot 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.