Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 8, 2012

25 February 2012
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Miho Tanaka promotes Harvest Moon: Land of Beginning

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.

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  • North America’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
      2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
      3. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)
      4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
      5. Zumba Fitness Rush (Xbox 360 Kinect)
      6. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
      7. Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
      8. Rayman Origins (PS Vita)
      9. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
      10. Lumines: Electronic Symphony (PS Vita)

    Uncharted: Golden Abyss made a valiant attempt at the number 1 spot in the PS Vita’s launch week, but not everyone has $325+ lying around for a handheld and the game.

    The Just Dance series has sold 25 million units worldwide. Just Dance 3 players alone are spending 23 million minutes per day playing the game, dancing to 7.5 million songs daily!

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

    Japan’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Harvest Moon: Land of Beginning (3DS)
      2. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
      3. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
      4. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
      5. I Don’t Have Many Friends – Limited Edition (PSP)
      6. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
      7. Gravity Daze: Gravitational Dizziness (PS Vita)
      8. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (PS3)
      9. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
      10. Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave – Limited Edition (PSP)

    Marvelous AQL have launched the Nintendo 3DS-exclusive game Harvest Moon: Land of Beginning. Released in Japan this week (it’s currently not announced for release anywhere else yet). Its farm sim formula makes the traditional RPG series irresistible to the many fans its built over the past 16 years, causing the game to debut #1 on the overall charts.

    Here’s the TV commercial from Japan with spokesperson Miho Tanaka playing the game – where else? – on a farm!

    Europe’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
      2. The Last Story – Limited Edition (Wii)
      3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
      4. Football Manager 2012 (PC/Mac DVD)
      5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
      6. Just Dance 3 – Special Edition (Wii)
      7. Metal Gear Solid HD – Collection (Xbox 360)
      8. Rayman Origins (PS Vita)
      9. FIFA Football (PS Vita)
      10. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)

    The Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s The Last Story came ever so close to the number 1 spot in its debut week.

    But the Zumba Fitness games have been popular for over year now, and in 2012 everyone once again wants to stay fit. 6 Million copies of the Zumba Fitness dance series have been sold so far. The sequel, Zumba Fitness 2, that appeared on Wii last year, is now out on Xbox 360 Kinect too as Zumba Fitness Rush.

    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.
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ranks highest on the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts.
    • Uncharted: Golden Abyss launches on the PS Vita 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 is at the top of the Mac chart.
    • New Super Mario Bros. shows up on the DS chart.
    • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep takes top spot on the PSP chart.
    • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts appears on the PS2 chart, where it’s been for 10 years!

    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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