Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 50, 2012

14 December 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.

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  • North America’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
      2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
      3. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
      4. Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360)
      5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
      6. Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
      7. Just Dance 4 (Xbox 360 Kinect)
      8. Just Dance: Disney Party (Wii)
      9. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360)
      10. Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360)

    Microsoft’s 46-million-selling blockbuster Halo series stays high on the charts worldwide with Halo 4 on Xbox 360.

    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. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
      3. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
      4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
      5. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth (3DS)
      6. Nintendo Land (Wii U)
      7. Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G: HD Version (Wii U)
      8. Yakuza 5: Person Who Fulfills Dreams (PS3)
      9. Taiko Drum Master Wii: Do Don and the Second Generation! – Super Deluxe Edition including Drum (Wii)
      10. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (3DS)

    After a month Nintendo has sold over 1.5 million copies (1,509,380 according to Famitsu) of 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 are the relaxing new Japanese Animal Crossing: New Leaf TV commercials.

    Europe’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
      2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
      3. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
      4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
      5. Assassin’s Creed 3 (Xbox 360)
      6. Lego Lord of the Rings (Xbox 360)
      7. Hitman Absolution (Xbox 360)
      8. Hitman Absolution (PS3)
      9. FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
      10. Assassin’s Creed 3 (PS3)

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

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

    To recap the top games per system:

    • Halo 4 returns to #1 on the Xbox 360 chart.
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops II is #1 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.
    • New Super Mario Bros. U is selling at a good attach rate for the new Wii U console.
    • The Sims 3 Seasons keeps first place on the PC & Mac charts.
    • The Assassin’s Creed III Liberation bundle’s 1st on the PS Vita chart.
    • Need for Speed: Most Wanted is still on the PSP chart.
    • And lastly, Kingdom Hearts stays popular after 10 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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  • About the author

    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+.

    • Fahd Al Zarooni

      I finished beating New Super Mario Bros.U without getting a game over once, it was so INTENSE and a fun journey, my next Wii U game will be Batman: Arkham City or Assassin’s Creed III XD

    • joe

      try zombiu if you like old skool difficult resident evil games *evil grin*

    • Fahd Al Zarooni

      I was thinking of buying it, it looks AWESOME XD

    • supermcawsomevill
    • I’m waiting to try the ZombiU demo that Ubisoft mentioned is coming in December, so hopefully this or next week.

    • Nice import there for DS. I still want to import the Jump Super Stars games from Japan sometime before Smash Bros 3DS comes out (which is probably at least still two years away).

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