Games Weather Report of Week 18, 2011

Games Weather Report Week 18
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 (Xbox 360)
2. Portal 2 (PS3)
3. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
4. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
6. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
7. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
8. Kinect Sports (Xbox 360 Kinect)
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
10. Your Shape Fitness Evolved (Xbox 360 Kinect)

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 fantastic co-op mode.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (DS)
2. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS including wireless keyboard and DS stand (DS)
3. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
4. Billy’s Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Wii)
5. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP)
6. Wii Fit Plus – Wii Balance Board Set (Wii)
7. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP)
8. Ultimate NieR RepliCant (PS3)
9. Fitness Party (Wii)
10. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (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. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360)
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
5. Portal 2 (PS3)
6. LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars (Wii)
7. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
9. FIFA 11 (Xbox 360)
10. Let’s Draw! (DS)

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:

  • Portal 2 remains in 1st place on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC charts.
  • Just Dance 2 still stars on the Wii chart.
  • Pokemon Black & White stay on top of the overall and DS chart.
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition becomes #1 on the 3DS chart.
  • Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection keeps its top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Final Fantasy X appears on the PS2 chart.
  • Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.