Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 18, 2012

5 May 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. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    3. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    4. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    5. Tera Online (PC)
    6. Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
    7. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)
    8. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
    9. Battlefield 3 (PS3)
    10. Kinect Star Wars (Xbox 360 Kinect)

Last November Activision pulled off the biggest media launch ever with 9 million copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sold worldwide in its first 3 weeks in America alone. Crazy as it sounds, that may mean that this year it’s set to have more than 25+ million sales worldwide!

Here’s Modern Warfare 3’s very Hollywood TV commercial.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Mario Party 9 (Wii)
    2. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
    3. Resident Evil: Raccoon City Operations (PS3)
    4. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
    5. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: Black Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
    6. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    7. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    8. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: White Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
    9. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
    10. Prototype 2 – Import Version (PS3)

Last week Nintendo finally released Mario Party 9 in Japan two months after the rest of the world was seen partying on their livingroom couch. The Wii game features a whopping 80 minigames and has quickly become the #1 bestselling game in this region as well!

Here are the Japanese TV commercials.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Sniper Elite V2 (Xbox 360)
    2. Sniper Elite V2 (PS3)
    3. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
    4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    5. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    6. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo (DS)
    7. Kinect Star Wars (Xbox 360 Kinect)
    8. FIFA Street (Xbox 360)
    9. FIFA 12 (PS3)
    10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)

Sniper Elite V2 has made its way to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & PC this week. The anticipated sequel features a new X-Ray Kill Cam to display killshots, which are a welcome addition to the sniping action of such a tactical shooter.

Here’s the game’s cinematic launch trailer.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is #1 this week on the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts.
  • Just Dance 3 stars on the Wii chart.
  • Tera Online rules the PC chart.
  • Mario Kart 7 returns on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. shows up on the DS chart.
  • Mortal Kombat debuts atop the PS Vita chart.
  • Diablo Battlechest entertains series fans on the Mac chart.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep takes top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne stays 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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