Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 27, 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. Heavy Rain: Director’s Cut (PS3)
    2. Pokemon Conquest (DS)
    3. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii)
    4. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Xbox 360)
    5. The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
    6. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    7. Mortal Kombat (PS Vita)
    8. Diablo III (PC/Mac)
    9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    10. New Super Mario Bros (DS)

Heavy Rain: Director’s Cut is a PS3-exclusive special edition that includes Heavy Rain, The Taxidermist DLC episode, optional PlayStation Move motion controller support, the original soundtrack, making-of bonus videos, and more.

Released last November, the Director’s Cut has received a discount lowering the price to a mere $19. Combine this with hype for the developer Quantic Dream’s upcoming Beyond: Two Souls game, and you get an influx of bargain shoppers interested in their previous game.

Here’s the Heavy Rain: Director’s Cut trailer.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
    2. Pokemon White 2 (DS)
    3. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend Of The Giant God(3DS)
    4. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (3DS)
    5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3)
    6. Magika Portable: Madoka Magica – Limited Edition Box (PSP)
    7. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (3DS)
    8. Culdcept (3DS)
    9. Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
    10. Mario Party 9 (Wii)

Pokemon Black and White 2 were released in Japan in June by Nintendo & The Pokemon Company. Last week the total hit 2 million sales. With over 1.1 million pre-orders, at launch it sold almost 1.6 million copies! Surprisingly launch sales were split almost evenly with 817,000 Black 2 & 745,000 White 2, narrowly making Black 2 the favorite with just 72,000 more sold. — The games arrive in America & Europe on October 7 & 12, 2012.

The Role-Playing Games are direct sequels to the Pokemon Black and White games, but set two years later. It’s made exclusively for the Nintendo DS (also playable on Nintendo 3DS). They added new: Legendary Pokemon, trainers, rivals, gym leaders, a Pokewood sidegame, and a Pokemon World Tournament feature.

Here is the extended version of the Japanese TV commercial.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Halo: Combat Evolved – Anniversary (Xbox 360)
    2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    3. Lego Batman 2 – Limited Lex Luthor Toy Edition (Wii)
    4. Dead Island Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360)
    5. Diablo III (PC/Mac)
    6. Lego Batman 2 – Limited Lex Luthor Toy Edition (Xbox 360)
    7. Football Manager 2012 (PC/Mac)
    8. The Amazing Spider-Man (Xbox 360)
    9. The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3)
    10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)

Last year’s Halo: Combat Evolved – Anniversary edition is a HD remake of the first Halo game exclusively for Xbox 360 with optional Kinect motion & voice controls and brand new online co-op added.

In the lead-up to this year’s Halo 4 release, fans are getting nostalgic and newcomers can’t resist the heavily discounted game at only £9/€10!

Here’s the Halo Anniversary launch trailer.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Heavy Rain: Director’s Cut returns on the PS3 chart.
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes comes in first on the Wii & Xbox 360 chart.
  • Pokemon Conquest & Pokemon Black and White 2 stay as #1 on the DS chart worldwide.
  • Mortal Kombat fights to the top of the PS Vita chart.
  • Diablo III stays on top of the PC & Mac charts.
  • Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy debuts on 1st place on the 3DS chart.
  • Final Fantasy X remains a pillar of strength for the PS2 chart with 10 and a half years in the Top 100!
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep takes top spot on the PSP chart.

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