Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 12, 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. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
    2. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Cynder (Wii/3DS/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Mac)
    3. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Character Pack Whirlwind (Wii/3DS/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Mac)
    4. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Chop Chop (Wii/3DS/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Mac)
    5. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Character Pack Double Trouble (Wii/3DS/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Mac)
    6. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Flameslinger (Wii/3DS/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Mac)
    7. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    8. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Character Pack Drill Sergeant (Wii/3DS/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Mac)
    9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    10. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)

After a 20 year holiday, Pit finally returns in his own game Kid Icarus: Uprising! It’s made a big splash in its worldwide Friday launch, enough to rank it #1 in the overall charts. Absence – it seems – does make the heart grow fonder, as fans take to the skies in this 3DS-exclusive.

Here’s the game’s TV commercial.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
    2. Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition (DS)
    3. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    4. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    5. Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side Premium: 3rd Story – First Press Limited Edition (PSP)
    6. Devil May Cry: HD Collection (PS3)
    7. Black Panther: Like a Dragon New Chapter 2 (PSP)
    8. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
    9. One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)
    10. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. FIFA Street (Xbox 360)
    2. FIFA Street (PS3)
    3. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
    4. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    5. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
    6. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Xbox 360)
    7. FIFA 12 (PS3)
    8. Total War: Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai – Limited Edition (PC)
    9. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Adventure Pack – Pirate Seas Adventure Pack (Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
    10. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3)

FIFA Street is a shoe-in (pun intended) for the European soccer-loving market. Both versions of the game are selling well, ranking #1 & #2 once again in their 2nd week. Lionel Messi stars on the cover and Electronic Arts even announced he’s signed on to become the new face of the whole FIFA franchise.

Here’s the European FIFA Street TV commercial.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising debuts on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Character Packs are hot this week on the Wii/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Mac charts.
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss climbs atop the PS Vita chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros shows up on the DS chart.
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted takes top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts II appears on the PS2 chart, where it’s been for 6 years!

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