Games Weather Report of Week 40, 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. FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
    3. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    4. Rage (Xbox 360)
    5. Dark Souls (PS3)
    6. NBA 2K12 (Xbox 360)
    7. NBA 2K12 (PS3)
    8. The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
    9. FIFA Soccer 12 (Xbox 360)
    10. EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp (Wii)

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. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PS3)
    2. AKB1/48 Idol: Once In Love With Guam – Limited Edition (PSP)
    3. Dark Souls (PS3)
    4. F1 2011 including VIP Pass Code (PS3)
    5. Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends – Limited Edition (PS3)
    6. Rage (Xbox 360)
    7. Persona 4 – The Best of PlayStation 2 (PS2)
    8. Prince Is Waiting: Repeat Song (PSP)
    9. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version (PS3)
    10. No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition (PS3)

Konami brings Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 AKA PES 2012 to Japan as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2012. It’s even a PlayStation 3-exclusive there.

Here’s the commercial that’s been promoting the game the past year.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. FIFA 12 (PS3)
    2. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    3. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
    4. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    5. FIFA 12 – Special Edition (Xbox 360)
    6. Dark Souls – Limited Edition (PS3)
    7. FIFA 12 – Special Edition (PS3)
    8. RAGE (Xbox 360)
    9. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
    10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Limited Edition (PS3)

It’s time to go soccer-mad with EA’s FIFA 12 release! 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.
  • FIFA Soccer 12 kicks ball on the PS3 chart.
  • Just Dance 3 debuts as #1 on the Wii chart.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D returns at #1 on the 3DS chart.
  • Kirby Mass Attack remains high on the DS chart.
  • NBA 2K12 is at the top of the PC chart.
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted 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.