Games Weather Report of Week 37, 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. Dead Island (Xbox 360)
    2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360)
    3. Madden NFL 12 (Xbox 360)
    4. Madden NFL 12 (PS3)
    5. Dead Island (PS3)
    6. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    7. Dead Island (PC)
    8. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
    9. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)

Dead Island’s zombie fest has become a surprise hit with publisher Deep Silver announcing it has shipped 2 million copies to retail.

Here’s the TV commercial for the game.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Dragon Quest I, II & III – 25th Anniversary Edition includes NES and SNES Reprint of 130-page “God NES Fist” Strategy Book (Wii)
    2. Resident Evil: Revival Selection – Special Edition (PS3)
    3. Tales of Xillia (PS3)
    4. Rhythm Heaven for Everyone (Wii)
    5. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
    6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
    7. Tales of Xillia includes 15th Anniversary Code & PS3 Custom Themes (PS3)
    8. Prince Is Waiting: Repeat Song (PSP)
    9. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version (PS3)
    10. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)

This week Square Enix brings the NES & SNES Dragon Quest games to Wii, as a celebration of their 25th anniversary.

Here’s the commercial promoting the Wii exclusive, apparently the game adds special sound effects to real-life! Sugoi na!

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    2. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    3. Dead Island (PS3)
    4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
    5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Limited Edition (PS3)
    6. Dead Island (Xbox 360)
    7. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
    8. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii)
    9. Space Marine (Xbox 360)
    10. Resistance 3 (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:

    * Dead Island hits the top of the Xbox 360 & PC charts.
    * Madden NFL 12 does well on the PS3 chart.
    * Just Dance 2 shakes to #1 on the Wii chart.
    * The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D returns at #1 on the 3DS chart.
    * New Super Mario Bros. returns on the DS chart.
    * Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 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.