Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 14, 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. Kinect Star Wars (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    2. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    5. Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
    6. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure: Cynder (Wii/3DS/Xbox 360/PS3/PC/Mac)
    7. Mass Effect – Platinum Hits (Xbox 360)
    8. Kinect Star Wars Bundle – Xbox 360 Limited Edition Console (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    9. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    10. Just Dance 3 (Xbox 360 Kinect)

It’s the debut of Kinect Star Wars! LucasArts can seemingly do no harm when it comes to Star Wars games. While some fans may dispute that statement, the Kinect-exclusive Xbox 360 lightsaber/racing/dancing game’s #1 ranking proves it’s a bonafide success!

Here’s a Kinect Star Wars TV commercial, where Chris Pratt becomes more powerful than you can possibly imagine. 😛

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Regeneration Chapter (PSP)
    2. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
    3. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
    4. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    5. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    6. Professional Baseball Spirits 2012 (PS3)
    7. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
    8. Professional Baseball Spirits 2012 (PSP)
    9. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: Black Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
    10. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: White Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)

Banpresto on Thursday released the second part of the “2nd Super Robot Wars Z” series in Japan, exclusively made for the PSP. It’s the sequel, titled “Regeneration Chapter” to the best selling portable Super Robot Wars tactical RPG game with ever-popular mecha.

Here’s the Japanese TV commercial starring singer Ichiro Mizuki, who’s famous for singing the openings to many classic anime.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    2. Star Wars Kinect (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    3. FIFA Street (Xbox 360)
    4. FIFA Street (PS3)
    5. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
    6. Mass Effect 3 (PC)
    7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    10. Just Dance 2 (Wii)

Mass Effect 3 is the final game in the Mass Effect Trilogy. Being highly anticipated, and still getting plenty of exposure a month after release because of its ending controversy and subsequent free ending DLC announcement. It must be true what they say: even bad publicity is still publicity. Regardless, EA is quickly selling through the 3.5 million copies it shipped worldwide.

Here’s the game’s live-action TV commercial.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Kinect Star Wars debuts #1 on the Xbox 360 chart.
  • Just Dance 3 rules the Wii chart.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is hot this week on the PS3 chart.
  • Mario Kart 7 returns on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. shows up on the DS chart.
  • The Sims 3: Showtime entertains many households according to the PC & Mac charts.
  • Rayman Origins plays atop the PS Vita 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 almost 10 years!

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