Games Weather Report of Week 28, 2011

17 July 2011
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Games Weather Report Week 28 of 2011

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. NCAA Football 12 (Xbox 360)
3. Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year Greatest Hits (PS3)
4. Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year Platinum Hits (Xbox 360)
5. NCAA Football 12 (PS3)
6. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
7. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
9. Dead Space 2 (Xbox 360)
10. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

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. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 (PS3)
2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
3. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 (PSP)
4. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Wii)
5. Wii Play: Motion including Red Wii Remote Plus Controller – Variety Pack (Wii)
6. inFAMOUS 2 (PS3)
7. Steins; Gate – Limited Edition (PSP)
8. Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
9. Pokemon White (DS)
10. Pokemon Black (DS)

Konami’s Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 is back with more super deformed baseball players! Mr. Powerful has finally come out of his post season holiday and he’s ready for another adventurous and epic season of baseball! I own the ’95 edition and it’s quite a fun series!

Here’s the opening for the game.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
2. Top Spin 4 (Xbox 360)
3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii)
4. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360)
5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
6. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
7. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
8. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
9. The Sims 3 – Generations Expansion Pack (PC, Mac)
10. The Sims 3 (PC, Mac)

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 stays #1 on the 3DS chart.
* NCAA Football 12 debuts at the top of the Xbox 360 chart.
* Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year – Greatest Hits comes in at the top of the PS3 chart.
* Just Dance 2 stays #1 on the Wii chart.
* New Super Mario Bros. tops the DS chart.
* Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty returns on 1st place on the PC/Mac chart.
* Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Greatest hits claims the top spot on the PSP chart.
* And lastly, Kingdom Hearts II – Greatest Hits appears on the PS2 chart.

Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.


About the author

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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