Games Weather Report of Week 44, 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. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
    2. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    3. Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
    4. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)
    5. Battlefield 3 (PS3)
    6. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360)
    7. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    8. Dance Central 2 (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    9. Child of Eden (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    10. Battlefield 3 (PC)

Sony has unleashed the blockbuster hit game Uncharted 3 exclusively on PlayStation 3, where it skyrockets to #1 on all charts worldwide.

Here’s the Uncharted 3 launch TV commercial! Watch an epic adventure unfold in this roller-coaster gameplay footage.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    2. Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP)
    3. Battlefield 3 (PS3)
    4. Kirby of the Stars Wii (Wii)
    5. Uncharted 3: Atlantis Asleep In The Desert (PS3)
    6. Just Dance Wii (Wii)
    7. Once in love … and Guam AKB1/48 Idol (Limited Edition) be left in the auction, please! BOX (PSP)
    8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PSP)
    9. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)
    10. Idolmaster 2 – Limited Edition (PS3)

Nintendo brings the Mario platformer series to the 3DS handheld with Super Mario 3D Land. Nintendo EAD Tokyo who developed the game, previously made the Super Mario Galaxy games on Wii. And it shows in this cross between Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 64 with influences from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Here’s one of the game’s Japanese TV commercial.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Just Dance 3 – Special Edition (Wii)
    2. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
    3. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    4. Battlefield 3 – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
    5. Battlefield 3 – Limited Edition (PS3)
    6. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Wii)
    7. Football Manager 2012 (PC, Mac)
    8. Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
    9. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
    10. FIFA 12 (PS3)

Just Dance 3 has made its debut and finally there’s a game out-shaking Just Dance 2 on the weekly charts! Ubisoft has made quite a splash with the series that’s now gone multiplatform, although the favorite version is still on Wii.

Here’s the launch trailer for the game.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception debuts at the top of the PS3 chart
  • Just Dance 3 stays #1 on the Wii chart.
  • Battlefield 3 captured the top of the Xbox 360 & PC charts.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 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.
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted claims the top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 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.