Top 10 Bestselling Games Worldwide in Week 42, 2012

18 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. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
      2. Pokemon Black Version 2 (DS/3DS)
      3. Pokemon White Version 2 (DS/3DS)
      4. FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
      5. Dishonored (Xbox 360)
      6. FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)
      7. Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
      8. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
      9. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
      10. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360)

    Ubisoft’s 25-million-selling blockbuster Just Dance series debuts high on the charts with Just Dance 4 on Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, and PlayStation 3 Move, with a Wii U version to follow on November 18th. Last year’s Just Dance 3 sold over 7 million copies, so it’s safe to say the new dancing game is set to entertain millions in 2012!

    Take a look at the official Just Dance 4 TV commercial.

    Japan’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
      2. Resident Evil 6 – Limited Edition (PS3)
      3. Rocksmith – Real Tone Cable Bundle (PS3)
      4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3)
      5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
      6. Project X Zone – Special Limited Edition Bundle with Soundtrack CD & Art Book (3DS)
      7. Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS)
      8. FIFA 13: World Class Soccer (PS3)
      9. Little Battlers eXperience (PSP)
      10. Summon Night 3 (PSP)

    Last week Square Enix released the Nintendo 3DS-exclusive RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy in Japan. Developed by the creators of 3D Dot Game Heroes, the in-game job and battle system are like Final Fantasy V & Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. Making full use of the 3DS’ abilities, the game features augmented reality, voice acting during story scenes & battle, multiple endings, unlock achievements, and create an online Community to start new Quests with.

    Here’s the new Bravely Default TV commercial.

    Europe’s Top 10 Games:

      1. FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
      2. FIFA 13 (PS3)
      3. Just Dance 4: Special Edition (Wii)
      4. Pokemon Black 2 (Nintendo DS)
      5. Dishonored (Xbox 360)
      6. Skylanders Giants – Starter Pack (Wii)
      7. Pokemon White 2 (Nintendo DS)
      8. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo 3DS)
      9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360)
      10. Dishonored (PS3)

    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! πŸ˜‰

    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:

    • Just Dance 4 dances to 1st place on the Wii chart.
    • Pokemon Black & White Version 2 catches a shiny #1 on the DS chart.
    • FIFA 13 kicks off high on the PS3 chart.
    • Dishonored stays on top of the Xbox 360 chart.
    • New Super Mario Bros. 2 jumps on the 3DS chart at numero uno.
    • XCOM: Enemy Unknown remains on the PC chart.
    • The Sims 3 Supernatural returns on the Mac chart.
    • LittleBigPlanet Vita stays 1st 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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