Games Weather Report of Week 39, 2011

3 October 2011
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Games Weather Report of Week 39 in 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.

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  • North America’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
      2. The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
      3. FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
      4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (PS3)
      5. Dead Island (Xbox 360)
      6. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
      7. God of War: Origins Collection (PS3)
      8. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
      9. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Xbox 360)
      10. Madden NFL 12 (Xbox 360)

    Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 landed in stores and sold 3 million copies in its first week alone, exclusively on the Xbox 360.

    Here’s the autotuned TV commercial for the game.

    Japan’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Dark Souls (PS3)
      2. Family Fishing – Fishing Rod Bundle (Wii)
      3. Rhythm Heaven for Everyone (Wii)
      4. Shadow of the Colossus and ICO / Wanda Limited Box including special booklet and product code (PS3)
      5. Prince Is Waiting: Sweet Serenade – Limited Edition (PSP)
      6. Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends – Limited Edition (PS3)
      7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
      8. Dark Souls including Maps & Original Soundtrack Special (PS3)
      9. Gears of War 3 – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
      10. Prince Is Waiting: Repeat Song (PSP)

    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. FIFA 12 (PS3)
      2. FIFA 12 – Special Edition (PS3)
      3. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
      4. FIFA 12 – Special Edition (Xbox 360)
      5. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
      6. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
      7. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
      8. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Limited Edition (PS3)
      9. Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
      10. FIFA 12 (Wii)

    It’s time to go soccer-mad with EA’s FIFA 12 release the past week! Here’s the commercial airing across Europe now.

    To recap the top games per system:

    • Gears of War 3 stays at the top of the Xbox 360 chart.
    • The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection debuts 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, Kingdom Hearts – Greatest Hits appears on the PS2 chart.

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

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    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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