Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 9, 2012

3 March 2012
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Daydreaming of Video Games in Week 9, 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. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    3. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    4. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    5. Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
    6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    7. Kinect Adventures! with Kinect Sensor (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    8. Zumba Fitness Rush (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    9. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
    10. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PS3)

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. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
    2. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    3. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    4. Harvest Moon: Land of Beginning (3DS)
    5. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
    6. Gravity Daze: Gravitational Dizziness (PS Vita)
    7. Just Dance Wii (Wii)
    8. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
    9. One Piece: Pirate Warriors’ Treasure Box including DLC themes (PS3)
    10. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)

Square Enix have launched the Nintendo 3DS-exclusive game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. Released in Japan two weeks ago (it’s currently not set to release anywhere else), its unique rhythm gameplay for the traditionally RPG series is causing the game to debut #1 again on the overall charts.

Here’s the TV commercial from Japan with celebrity Imalu playing the game.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Mario Party 9 (Wii)
    2. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Triple Character Pack – Drobot and Stump Smash and Flameslinger (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    3. SSX (PS3)
    4. SSX (Xbox 360)
    5. Zumba Fitness (Wii)
    6. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Triple Character Pack – Hex, Zap and Dinorang (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    7. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Triple Character Pack – Double Trouble, Whirlwind and Drill Sergeant (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    8. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
    9. Just Dance 3 – Special Edition (Wii)
    10. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Character Pack – Eruptor (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)

The Mario Party games have always been popular in Europe, or anywhere for that matter, with Mario Party 8 selling 7.6 million copies worldwide making it rank as the #10 best-selling Wii game. Only released on Friday and already Mario Party 9 debuts on #1.

Here’s the TV commercial for the Mario Party 9 launch.

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.
  • Mario Kart 7 finishes on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss stays on the PS Vita chart.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is now at the top of the PC chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. shows up on the DS chart.
  • The Sims 3: Late Night is at the top of the Mac chart.
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII takes top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts II appears on the PS2 chart, where it’s been for 5 years!

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


About the author

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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