Games Weather Report of Week 43, 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. 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.