Games Weather Report of Week 25, 2011

26 June 2011
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Games Weather Report Week 25
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. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
2. L.A. Noire (PS3)
3. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
4. L.A. Noire (Xbox 360)
5. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
6. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
7. BioShock 2 (PS3)
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
9. Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year Greatest Hits (PS3)
10. Kinect Sports (Xbox 360)

With The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Nintendo has given fans of the Zelda series a proper 3DS remake of one of the best games ever made. With updated graphics and with full 3D effect, and including the Master Quest version of the game, there’s lots of adventuring to do.

Here’s the funny commercial where Robin Williams talks to his daughter Zelda about the game.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
2. Steins; Gate – Limited Edition (PSP)
3. Atelier 3: Arland Merle’s Edition (PS3)
4. Prince of Tennis Tight!: Love Passion Pounding Sea and Mountain Survival (DS)
5. Steins; Gate – Limited Edition (PSP)
6. Cardboard Senki – LBX “AX-00” Model Bundle (PSP)
7. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
8. Billy’s Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! (Wii)
9. Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2 – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
10. Pokemon White (DS)

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
2. L.A. Noire (Xbox 360)
3. L.A. Noire (PS3)
4. DiRT 3 (PS3)
5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
6. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
7. DiRT 3 (Xbox 360)
8. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
9. The Sims 3: Generations (PC, Mac)
10. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii)

505 Games imported the Zumba Fitness craze to European Wii’s after a tremendous success in America last year. 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:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D debuts as #1 on the 3DS and overall charts.
  • L.A. Noire returns at the top of the PS3 & Xbox 360 chart.
  • Just Dance 2 returns on the Wii chart.
  • The Sims 3: Generations returns on 1st place on the PC/Mac chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. tops the DS chart.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Limited Edition claims the top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts appears on the PS2 chart.
  • Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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