Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 16, 2012

21 April 2012
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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. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    4. The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition (Xbox 360)
    5. Kinect Star Wars (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    6. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Triple Character Pack: Cynder, Lightning Rod, Zook (Wii/3DS/Xbox 360/PS3/PC/Mac)
    7. MLB 12 The Show (PS3)
    8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    9. Mass Effect – Platinum Hits (Xbox 360)
    10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PS3)

The Just Dance series has sold over 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.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

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

This Thursday Nintendo released the newest strategy-RPG in the Fire Emblem series in Japan, exclusively made for the 3DS. Dragons are at the centre of the story and fan-favorite Marth will return in this game.

Here’s the Japanese introduction trailer.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition (Xbox 360)
    2. Star Wars Kinect (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    3. FIFA Street (Xbox 360)
    4. FIFA Street (PS3)
    5. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    6. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
    7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    9. FIFA 12 (PS3)
    10. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo (DS)

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition has made its way to Xbox 360 this week. Being highly anticipated, and still getting plenty of exposure a year after the PC release, the action-RPG’s mature story is drawing players in by droves.

Here’s the game’s “True Hero” trailer.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Just Dance 3 rules the Wii chart.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is #1 this week on the Xbox 360 chart.
  • MLB 12 The Show hits a homerun 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.
  • Diablo Battlechest entertains many fans according to the Mac chart.
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss plays atop the PS Vita chart.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep takes top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 appears on the PS2 chart.

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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