Games Weather Report of Week 43, 2011

29 October 2011
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Games Weather Report of Week 43 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. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)
      2. Battlefield 3 (PS3)
      3. Battlefield 3 (PC)
      4. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
      5. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360)
      6. Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
      7. Dance Central 2 (Xbox 360 Kinect)
      8. FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
      9. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
      10. Kinect Sports Season Two (Xbox 360 Kinect)

    EA has unleashed the blockbuster hit game Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, where it skyrockets to #1 on all charts with over millions sold.

    Here’s the Battlefield 3 launch TV commercial! Watch a furious battle unfold in an exciting mix of live action and gameplay footage.

    Japan’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP)
      2. Kirby of the Stars Wii (Wii)
      3. Idol Master 2 – Limited Edition “Also Gravure Games Anime! Goes @ SPECIAL BOX” (PS3)
      4. Just Dance Wii (Wii)
      5. Once in love … and Guam AKB1/48 Idol (Limited Edition) be left in the auction, please! BOX (PSP)
      6. Idolmaster 2 – Limited Edition (PS3)
      7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PS3)
      8. Go Vacation (Wii)
      9. Persona 4 – Best of PlayStation 2 (PS2)
      10. FIFA 12: World Class Soccer (PS3)

    Square Enix brings more Final Fantasy to PSP with the brand new action-RPG that’s (so far) Japan-only Final Fantasy Type-0. It’s another Final Fantasy XIII-offshoot, and although it’s no longer named Final Fantasy Agito XIII, it’s still set in the Fabula Nova Crystallis universe.

    Here’s the game’s trailer with English subtitles.

    Europe’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Battlefield 3 – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
      2. Battlefield 3 – Limited Edition (PS3)
      3. Battlefield 3 – Limited Edition (PC)
      4. Just Dance 3 – Special Edition (Wii)
      5. Football Manager 2012 (PC, Mac)
      6. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)
      7. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
      8. Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
      9. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360)
      10. Batman: Arkham City (PS3)

    To recap the top games per system:

    • Battlefield 3 debuts at the top of the Xbox 360, PS3 & PC charts.
    • Just Dance 3 stays #1 on the Wii chart.
    • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition returns at #1 on the 3DS chart.
    • The Sims 3 Pets remains at the top of the Mac chart.
    • New Super Mario Bros. stays on the DS chart, for its 5th straight year.
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable claims the top spot on the PSP chart.
    • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts II appears on the PS2 chart, where it’s been for 5 years now.

    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+.

    • Anonymous

      UNCHARTED 3 is so FULL OF WIN, I am really relieve it scores 10/10.

    • Yes Uncharted 3 is awesome! I probably got it a week early too @lzarvo:disqus *brags* so I am also awesome like you are now haha! 😛

      All jokes aside, it’s a really epic game from what I’ve played so far! I’m sure it will sell millions starting next week. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      JACKPOTTTTTTTTT BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, Sonic Generations came out, I am going to get it after work.

    • Anonymous

      YES I am buying Sonic Generations today after work, people please, I am not lying.

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