Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 40, 2012

5 October 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.

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  • North America’s Top 10 Games:

      1. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360)
      2. FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
      3. NBA 2K13 (PS3)
      4. Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
      5. Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
      6. FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)
      7. Resident Evil 6 (Xbox 360)
      8. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
      9. Sleeping Dogs (PC)
      10. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)

    2K Sports’ NBA 2K13 returns on the charts in this year’s incarnation of the popular American basketball video game series.

    Take a look at the NBA 2K13 launch trailer starring executive producer Jay-Z’s music.

    Japan’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
      2. Resident Evil 6 – Limited Edition (PS3)
      3. Summon Night 3 (PSP)
      4. Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS)
      5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
      6. Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition – The Best of PlayStation 3 (PS3)
      7. Art Academy: New Classroom (3DS)
      8. Sol Trigger (PSP)
      9. F1 2012 (PS3)
      10. Resident Evil 6 (Xbox 360)

    This week Capcom has globally released the Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 survival-horror shooter game Resident Evil 6. In Japan it’s called “Biohazard 6”. Capcom announced it has shipped 4.5 million copies to stores worldwide, making this the series’ strongest debut yet! Sales are expected to reach 7 million by March 2013! 😮

    Here’s the new Biohazard 6 TV commercial that’s airing in Japan.

    Europe’s Top 10 Games:

      1. FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
      2. FIFA 13 (PS3)
      3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
      4. Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
      5. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
      6. Resident Evil 6 (Xbox 360)
      7. Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
      8. Rocksmith – includes Real Tone Cable (Xbox 360)
      9. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
      10. Guild Wars 2 (PC)

    Another year, another FIFA video game from EA Canada! Once again featuring gameplay improvements, FIFA 13 adds support for the PlayStation Move and Kinect controllers. Try cursing at the ref and see how he likes it haha! 😉

    Here’s the full FIFA 13 TV commercial starring Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Joe Hart, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and more.

    To recap the top games per system:

    • Resident Evil 6 & NBA 2K13 debut high on the PS3 charts worldwide.
    • FIFA 13 stays on top of the Xbox 360 chart.
    • New Super Mario Bros. 2 jumps on the 3DS chart at numero uno.
    • Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition is on 1st place on the Wii chart.
    • New Super Mario Bros. is #1 on the DS chart.
    • Guild Wars 2 returns on the PC chart.
    • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria remains on the Mac chart.
    • LittleBigPlanet Vita stays 1st on the PS Vita chart.
    • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is still on the PSP chart.
    • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts stays popular after 7 years in the PS2 chart’s Top 100!

    Up next we’ll have this Sunday’s release of Pokemon Black & White 2. Expect millions of Pokefans to flock to it! 😀

    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+.

    • Mike

      Go go RE6! XD

    • Nice top!

    • Rasper

      Surely amazon can’t be a reliable source as it’s subject to Offers and Deals which would HEAVILY influence which game becomes the best seller for that week/month.

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