Games Weather Report of Week 19, 2011

Games Weather Report Week 19
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 (PC)
3. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
4. Portal 2 (PS3)
5. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
7. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
8. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
9. Brink (Xbox 360)
10. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)

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. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS including wireless keyboard and DS stand (DS)
2. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
3. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (DS)
4. Patapon 3 (PSP)
5. Planetarian: Little Dream Hoshi no Yume – Charity Edition (PSP)
6. Suzumiya Haruhi: No Recollection of the Lost Article Box Nagato Yuki (PS3)
7. Billy’s Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Wii)
8. Wii Fit Plus – Wii Balance Board Set (Wii)
9. Demon’s Souls – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
10. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP)

“Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS” looks strangely appealing — while obviously aimed at kids learning how to type — its debut skyrocketed it to #1 in the Japanese sales charts and it’s been hanging on for weeks now. 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. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii)
3. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
4. Portal 2 (Xbox 360)
5. Brink (Xbox 360)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
7. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Xbox 360)
8. FIFA 11 (Xbox 360)
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
10. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (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 is on top of the DS chart.
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition stays #1 on the 3DS chart.
  • Prinny 2 claims the 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.