Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 35, 2012

1 September 2012
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What are the top 10 bestselling games in America, Japan, and Europe? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that right now 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. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
    2. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
    3. Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe Version (PC)
    4. Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
    5. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360)
    6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    7. Batman: Arkham City – Game of the Year Edition (PS3)
    8. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PC)
    9. Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (PS3)
    10. Mass Effect 3 (PS3)

After 5.5 years of development, ArenaNet has released Guild Wars 2. Once again, it’s a subscription-free MMORPG. It’s got fans flocking to it in both America and Europe, where it’s topping the overall charts.

Which race will you play as? Asura, the diminutive mystical scientists. Sylvari, the mysterious noble plant beings. Human, a noble resilient people. Norn, towering heroes from the North. Or the Charr, a savage race of conquerors.

Here’s the new Guild Wars 2 story trailer.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS)
    2. Hatsune Miku-Project DIVA-f (PS Vita)
    3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    4. Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi (3DS)
    5. Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
    6. Pokemon White 2 (DS)
    7. Miku Hatsune-Project DIVA-f Accessory Set
    8. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
    9. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – Limited Edition (Wii)
    10. Brain Age: Demon Training – 5-minute brain training supervised by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima of the Tohoku University Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (3DS)

Atlus originally released Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers in 1997 on Sega Saturn, then ported it to PlayStation in 1999. And this week they’ve released an updated port of the classic RPG for the Nintendo 3DS, that’s topping the overall charts in Japan on its debut!

The updates include a new intro video, full voice acting, faster loading times, thirty new demons, and new battle animations. Not that that helps you with your purchase decision, since the game’s never been released outside of Japan. ๐Ÿ™

Here’s the new Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers animated intro.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
    2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
    3. London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (Xbox 360)
    4. London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PS3)
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    6. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii)
    7. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    8. Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
    9. Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
    10. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)

To recap the top games per system:

  • Guild Wars 2 debuts at the top of the PC and overall chart.
  • Madden NFL 13 debuts on the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 enters the 3DS chart at numero uno.
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes returns to #1 on the DS chart.
  • The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff returns to the top of the Mac chart.
  • Just Dance 3 stays on 1st place on the Wii chart.
  • Resistance: Burning Skies fights its way to the top of the PS Vita chart.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is still on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 stays popular after 4 years in the PS2 chart’s Top 100!

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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