Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 37, 2012

15 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. The Sims 3 Supernatural (PC/Mac)
    2. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
    3. Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
    4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    5. NHL 13 (Xbox 360)
    6. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
    7. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    8. Soul Calibur V (PS3)
    9. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
    10. Soul Calibur V (Xbox 360)

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.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3)
    2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    3. Art Academy: New Classroom (3DS)
    4. Hatsune Miku-Project DIVA-f (PS Vita)
    5. Pokemon White 2 (DS) — Note: This is the first week White 2 outdid Black 2!
    6. Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
    7. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: Black Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
    8. Saints Row: The Third (PS3)
    9. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
    10. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – Limited Edition (Wii)

Namco Bandai this week unleashed Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on the console fighting games community and was welcomed with rounds of applause, followed by furious button-pressing. The sequel to 1999’s tag team fighter is available on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It has the biggest roster in any Tekken game ever, with more than 50 characters to choose from!

Here’s the live-action Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Girl Power Trailer starring Lili, Asuka, Xiaoyu, Alyssa, Nina & Anna Williams:

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
    2. The Sims 3 Supernatural (PC/Mac)
    3. uDraw Tablet including Instant Artist (PS3)
    4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
    5. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    6. Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
    7. Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks (DS)
    8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
    9. Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
    10. Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360)

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.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 debuts high on the PS3 charts worldwide.
  • Guild Wars 2 & The Sims 3 Supernatural return to the top of the PC & Mac charts.
  • Madden NFL 13 debuts on the Xbox 360 & PS Vita charts.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 enters the 3DS chart at numero uno.
  • 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 II stays popular after 6 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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