Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 38, 2012

22 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. Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
    2. Borderlands 2 (PC)
    3. Borderlands 2 (PS3)
    4. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
    5. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
    6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    7. Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
    8. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
    9. Tera Online (PC)
    10. Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition (Wii)

Gearbox Software’s first Borderlands FPS-RPG hybrid sequel, simply titled Borderlands 2, brings back the pure joy of firing lots and lots of guns!

Take a look at the American Borderlands 2 live-action TV commercial.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    2. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3)
    3. Art Academy: New Classroom (3DS)
    4. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3)
    5. Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
    6. Final Fantasy III (PSP)
    7. Pokemon White 2 (DS)
    8. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
    9. Brain Age: Demon Training – 5-minute brain training supervised by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima of the Tohoku University Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (3DS)
    10. Saints Row: The Third (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. Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
    2. F1 2012 (PS3)
    3. F1 2012 (Xbox 360)
    4. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
    5. Borderlands 2 (PC)
    6. Borderlands 2 (PS3)
    7. The Sims 3 Supernatural – Limited Edition (PC/Mac)
    8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3)
    9. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
    10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)

Another year, another Formula One season video game from the UK studio Codemasters! Once again featuring gameplay improvements for the fourth year in a row, and delivering an entertaining experience for F1 racing fans to enjoy.

Here’s the F1 2012 launch trailer.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Borderlands 2 debuts high on the Xbox 360, PC & PS3 charts worldwide.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 jumps on the 3DS chart at numero uno.
  • Just Dance 3 stays on 1st place on the Wii chart.
  • The Sims 3 Supernatural returns to the top of the Mac chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. is #1 on the DS chart.
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss makes a comeback on the PS Vita 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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