Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 19, 2012

12 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. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
    4. Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
    5. Mortal Kombat (PS Vita)
    6. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)
    7. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
    8. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
    9. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    10. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)

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. Hyperdimension Neptunia V – Early Summer God Limited Edition (PS3)
    2. Mario Party 9 (Wii)
    3. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
    4. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
    5. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    6. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: Black Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
    7. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
    8. Resident Evil: Raccoon City Operations (PS3)
    9. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: White Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
    10. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)

I’m a little vague on the details here (not speaking Japanese doesn’t help) but it seems Idea Factory & Compile Heart have released an early birds edition of their Hyperdimenion Neptunia Mk2 sequel called Hyperdimension Neptunia V. The fanservice RPG is another PlayStation 3-exclusive.

This fan video shows & discusses all the new goddesses from screenshots and scans of Hyperdimension Neptunia V.

Click on the thumbnail here to see the full Hyperdimension Neptunia V boxart from the top:


Europe’s Top 10 Games:

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

Sniper Elite V2 has made its way to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & PC. It stays atop in this region for the second week in a row. 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:

  • Just Dance 3 stars on the Wii chart.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is #1 this week on the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts.
  • Mortal Kombat stays atop the PS Vita chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. shows up on the DS chart.
  • Super Mario 3D Land returns on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition rules the PC chart.
  • Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen entertains series fans on the Mac chart.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep takes top spot on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts II returns 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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