Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 45, 2012

10 November 2012
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What are the top 10 bestselling video games in America, Japan, and Europe? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the video games that are the hottest worldwide right now.

What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined.

North America’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
    2. Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360)
    3. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
    4. Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
    5. FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
    6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    7. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
    8. Pokémon Black Version 2 (DS/3DS)
    9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
    10. FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)

Microsoft’s 46-million-selling blockbuster Halo series debuts high on the charts worldwide with Halo 4 on Xbox 360. It’s one of the biggest entertainment launches of the year, so it’s safe to say the new first-person shooter sci-fi game is set to entertain millions in 2012!

Take a look at the official Halo 4 live-action “Scanned” launch trailer produced by David Fincher.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
    2. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
    3. Tales of Xillia 2 – Special Edition including 2 Cels, Original Short Story & Product Code (PS3)
    4. Okami HD: Superb Edition (PS3 Move)
    5. Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires (PS3)
    6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
    7. Halo 4 – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
    8. Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS)
    9. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: Black Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)
    10. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS: White Version – Includes Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (DS)

This week Nintendo released the Nintendo 3DS-exclusive life-simulation game “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” in Japan, where it’s titled “Animal Forest: Jump Out”. It’s developed by the same creators as the previous DS & Wii versions. Making full use of the 3DS’ abilities, the game features much more customization around town on: your house’s walls & furniture, other people’s houses if you become town mayor, and even down to your character’s shirt, hat & accessories can all be changed at will. Oh and you can now swim in the ocean too!

Here’s the relaxing new Japanese Animal Crossing: New Leaf TV commercial.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
    2. Assassin’s Creed 3 (Xbox 360)
    3. Assassin’s Creed 3 (PS3)
    4. Just Dance 4: Special Edition (Wii)
    5. FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
    6. Football Manager 2013 (PC DVD)
    7. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (DS)
    8. FIFA 13 (PS3)
    9. New Super Mario Bros: 2 (3DS)
    10. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS)

Ubisoft’s multi-million-selling blockbuster Assassin’s Creed series stays high on the charts with Assassin’s Creed III on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with PC and Wii U versions to follow on November 18-20. Last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations sold over 7 million copies, so it’s safe to say the new action-adventure game is set to entertain millions in 2012!

Take a look at the official Assassin’s Creed III TV commercial set to Skylar Grey’s awesome “Coming Home” song.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Halo 4 is the global #1 in its debut week on the Xbox 360 chart.
  • Assassin’s Creed III stays high on the PS3 chart.
  • Just Dance 4 dances to 1st place on the Wii chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 jumps on the 3DS chart at numero uno.
  • Pokemon Black & White Version 2 catch a shiny #1 on the DS chart.
  • Guild Wars 2 appears on the PC chart.
  • The Sims 3: Supernatural returns on the Mac chart.
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation remains 1st on the PS Vita chart.
  • 2005’s Need for Speed Most Wanted 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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