Games Weather Report of Week 38, 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. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    2. Dead Island (Xbox 360)
    3. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    4. Dead Island (PS3)
    5. Madden NFL 12 (Xbox 360)
    6. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    7. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
    8. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360)
    9. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
    10. Kirby Mass Attack (DS)

Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 landed in stores this week and is set to sell millions of copies exclusively for the Xbox 360.

Here’s the autotuned TV commercial for the game.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Dark Souls (PS3)
    2. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    3. Tag Force Yugioh 5D 6 (PSP)
    4. Shadow of the Colossus and ICO / Wanda Limited Box including special booklet and product code (PS3)
    5. Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)
    6. Dark Souls including Maps & Original Soundtrack Special (PS3)
    7. Rhythm Heaven for Everyone (Wii)
    8. Dragon Quest I, II & III – 25th Anniversary Edition includes NES and SNES Reprint of 130-page “God NES Fist” Strategy Book (Wii)
    9. Prince Is Waiting: Repeat Song (PSP)
    10. Prince Is Waiting: Sweet Serenade – Limited Edition (PSP)

This week From Software brings the dark-fantasy RPG sequel to Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, to Japan as a PlayStation 3-exclusive.

Here’s the commercial promoting the hauntingly scary – not to mention difficult – Dark Souls.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    2. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    3. F1 2011 (PS3)
    4. F1 2011 (Xbox 360)
    5. Dead Island (Xbox 360)
    6. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Wii)
    7. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
    8. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    9. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
    10. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii)

To recap the top games per system:

  • Gears of War 3 hits the top of the Xbox 360 chart.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops does well again on the PS3 chart.
  • Zumba Fitness shakes itself to #1 on the Wii chart.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D returns at #1 on the 3DS chart.
  • Kirby Mass Attack debuts on the DS chart.
  • Dead Island is at the top of the PC chart.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep claims the top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 with bonus disc appears on the PS2 chart.

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