Games Weather Report of Week 33, 2011

20 August 2011
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Games Weather Report of Week 33, 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. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    4. Tomb Raider Trilogy (PS3)
    5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
    6. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
    7. Squinkies with Gift (DS)
    8. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
    9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
    10. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)

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. Prince Is Waiting: Sweet Serenade Song – Limited Edition (PSP)
    5. Amnesia – Limited Edition: Bundle Set Collection with Original Drama CD (PSP)
    6. Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Feline Village G (PSP)
    7. Kirby Mass Attack (DS)
    8. Pokemon Rumble Blast (3DS)
    9. Prince Is Waiting: Amasing Aria Song – Limited Edition (PSP)
    10. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)

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. Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
    3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
    4. The Sims 3 – Generations Expansion Pack (PC, Mac)
    5. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    6. L.A. Noire (Xbox 360)
    7. L.A. Noire (PS3)
    8. The Sims 3 (PC, Mac)
    9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
    10. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)

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.
    * Tomb Raider Trilogy comes in at the top of the PS3 chart.
    * Call of Duty: Black Ops fights to the top of the Xbox 360 chart.
    * Squinkies with Gift tops the DS chart.
    * The Sims 3: Generations returns on 1st place on the PC/Mac chart.
    * Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together claims the top spot on the PSP chart.
    * And lastly, Kingdom Hearts – 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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