Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 36, 2012

8 September 2012
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Penelope Cruz Plays New Super Mario Bros 2

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. Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
    4. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
    5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    6. The Sims 3 Supernatural (PC/Mac)
    7. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    8. Just Dance 3 (Wii)
    9. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    10. God of War Saga (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. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    2. Hatsune Miku-Project DIVA-f (PS Vita)
    3. Lost Heroes (3DS)
    4. Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
    5. Pokemon White 2 (DS)
    6. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (3DS)
    7. Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS)
    8. Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi (3DS)
    9. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – Limited Edition (Wii)
    10. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)

Penélope Cruz, the Academy Award-winning actress, has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2, the side-scrolling Mario game for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. It’s a direct sequel to 2006’s 29-million-selling DS original New Super Mario Bros.

Watch Mónica and Penélope taking a bet on which sister will reach the Goal Pole at the end of the course first — with a rather unusual forfeit for who finishes last…

Here’s the new TV commercial where Penelope Cruz and her sister clearly love playing New Super Mario Bros 2! 😀

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. The Sims 3 Supernatural (PC/Mac)
    2. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
    3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
    4. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    6. London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PS3)
    7. London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (Xbox 360)
    8. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo (DS)
    9. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    10. The Sims 3 (PC/Mac)

Electronic Arts’ latest The Sims 3 expansion pack brings magic back to the Sims series! Take a look at the European The Sims 3 Supernatural TV commercial.

To recap the top games per system:

  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 enters the 3DS chart at numero uno.
  • Guild Wars 2 debuts at the top of the PC and overall chart.
  • Madden NFL 13 debuts on the Xbox 360 & PS3 & PS Vita charts.
  • The Sims 3 Supernatural returns to the top of the Mac chart.
  • Just Dance 3 stays on 1st place on the Wii chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. returns to #1 on the DS chart.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is still on the PSP chart.
  • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts stays popular after 7 years in the PS2 chart’s Top 100!

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


About the author

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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