Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 2, 2012

14 January 2012
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Katy Perry loves Just Dance 3

What were the top 10 bestselling games in America, Japan, and Europe? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that are the hottest worldwide.

The bestsellers clearly show lots of folks continue to have a healthy New Year’s Resolution. Motion gaming’s here to stay!

What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined.

North America’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    2. Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    4. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    5. Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
    6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    7. Kinect Sports (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    9. Just Dance 3 (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    10. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

The “Just Sweat” mode in Just Dance 3 is no doubt proving popular this New Year, with gamers spending 23 million minutes per day playing the game, dancing to 7.5 million songs daily! So far Just Dance 3 has sold 7 million copies in just 3 months since its October 2011 release, no doubt helped by Katy Perry´s songs being included and having her promoting it.

Ubisoft announced that the Just Dance series have sold 25 million units worldwide. That number includes: Just Dance 3, Just Dance 2, Just Dance, Just Dance Summer Party, Just Dance 2: Extra Songs, Just Dance Kids, and Just Dance Kids 2.

Here’s the Katy Perry Firework trailer for the game.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    2. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    3. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
    4. Once in love … and Guam AKB1/48 Idol – Limited Edition: Be left in the auction, please! BOX (PSP)
    5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    6. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin I & II: Revelation of Evil God – Limited Edition (PSP)
    7. Musou Orochi 2 – Limited Edition (PS3)
    8. Mobile Suit Gundam: EXTREME VS. (PS3)
    9. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
    10. Ace Combat 3D: Assault Horizon Legacy (3DS)

In Japan, neither Final Fantasy XIII-2’s 704,236 nor PlayStation Vita’s 439,986 sales, so far, made a dent in the Nintendo-ruled charts. Not surprising, considering Enterbrain magazine reports the Nintendo 3DS has set a new monthly sales record for any gaming platform in Japan with 1,492,931 systems sold in December alone! For more sales data, check out today’s Top 10 Japanese Bestselling Games & Systems of 2011 report. Guess who’s #1…

Nintendo brings the Mario racing series to the 3DS handheld with Mario Kart 7. Nintendo EAD who developed the game, previously made Mario Kart DS & Mario Kart Wii. And it shows in this cross between all previous six Mario Kart games.

Here are the game’s Japanese TV commercials.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    2. Just Dance 3 – Special Edition (Wii)
    3. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Character Pack – Eruptor (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    5. Football Manager 2012 (PC/Mac)
    6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    7. Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
    8. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 – Kinect Compatible (Xbox 360)
    9. Saints Row The Third (Xbox 360)
    10. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

The Zumba Fitness games have been popular for over year now, and in 2012 everyone once again wants to stay fit. Over 5 million sales of the dance/fitness game brought fans a sequel, Zumba Fitness 2, on the Wii in November 2011. It’ll be coming to Xbox 360 Kinect as Zumba Fitness Rush in February 12, 2012.

Here’s the launch trailer for Zumba Fitness 2.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Just Dance 3’s stardom stays #1 on the Wii chart.
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 runs to the top of the Xbox 360 chart.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 stays at the top of the PS3 chart.
  • Mario Kart 7 finishes on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is now at the top of the PC chart.
  • The Sims 3: Pets remains at the top of the Mac chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. DS shows up on the DS chart.
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss does well on the PS Vita chart (in Japan).
  • Kingdom Hearts appears on the PS2 chart, where it’s been for almost 10 years now.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep returns at the top spot of the PSP 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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