Games Weather Report of Week 32, 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. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
    4. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
    5. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
    6. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
    7. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    8. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
    9. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
    10. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)

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. Rhythm Heaven for Everyone (Wii)
    3. Prince Is Waiting: Repeat Song (PSP)
    4. Pokemon Rumble Blast (3DS)
    5. Make a J. League Pro Soccer Club! 7 EURO + (PSP)
    6. Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Feline Village G (PSP)
    7. Kirby Mass Attack (DS)
    8. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP)
    9. Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
    10. Disney Epic Mickey: Brush and Magic (Wii)

This week Nintendo’s Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Rhythm Heaven for Everyone) swings high in Japan, it will be known as Rhythm Heaven Wii in America & Rhythm Paradise Wii in Europe. It’s the rhythmic music game sequel to the DS title from 2009.

Here are the commercials for the Wii game.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
    3. The Sims 3 – Generations Expansion Pack (PC, Mac)
    4. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    5. Dirt 3 (PS3)
    6. FIFA 12 – Special Edition (PS3)
    7. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Wii)
    8. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
    9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
    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.
    * Just Dance 2 shakes to #1 on the Wii chart.
    * Call of Duty: Black Ops fights to the top of the Xbox 360 chart.
    * Mortal Kombat comes in at the top of the PS3 chart.
    * New Super Mario Bros. tops the DS chart.
    * Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty returns on 1st place on the PC/Mac chart.
    * Need for Speed: Most Wanted 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.