Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 5, 2012

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.

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

North America’s Top 10 Games:

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

Activision may have pulled off the biggest media launch ever with 9 million copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sold worldwide in its first 3 weeks in America alone. Crazy as it sounds, that may mean that in the coming year it’s set to have more than 25+ million worldwide sales!

Here’s Modern Warfare 3’s very Hollywood TV commercial.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Resident Evil Revelations (3DS)
    2. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    3. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    4. Ragnarok Odyssey (PS Vita)
    5. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
    6. Soul Calibur V (PS3)
    7. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS – White (DS)
    8. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS – Black (DS)
    9. Rhythm Thief R & the Emperor’s Treasure – Includes Special Soundtrack CD (3DS)
    10. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)

Capcom released the Nintendo 3DS-exclusive survival-horror game Biohazard Revelations, known to us Westerners as Resident Evil Revelations. Released in Japan last week, it’s still doing remarkably well.

Part of the Capcom team that developed the game, previously made Resident Evil 5 and has said in interview that if it weren’t for this game taking place between Resident Evil 4 & 5, that they would have named Revelations #6. And it shows in that they went all-out to bring a huge console experience (with both singleplayer as well as local and online multiplayer) to the Nintendo portable.

Here’s the game’s extended Japanese TV commercial.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Metal Gear Solid HD – Collection (Xbox 360)
    2. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    3. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Adventure Pack – Empire of Ice Adventure Pack (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    4. Football Manager 2012 (PC/Mac)
    5. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Triple Character Pack – Double Trouble, Whirlwind and Drill Sergeant (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    6. Battlefield 3 (PS3)
    7. Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Standard Edition (PS3)
    8. Metal Gear Solid HD – Collection (PS3)
    9. Just Dance 3 (Special Edition) (Wii)
    10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)

Finally released in Europe this week. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is a HD re-release of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Here’s the launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is at the top of the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts.
  • Just Dance 3’s stardom stays #1 on the Wii 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.
  • Ragnarok Odyssey debuts on the PS Vita chart (in Japan).
  • Kingdom Hearts appears on the PS2 chart, where it’s been for 10 years now.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep takes top spot on the PSP chart.

Sales data collected from Amazon’s US, JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.