Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 12, 2013

23 March 2013
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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. SimCity (PC)
      2. Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360
      3. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC/Mac)
      4. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
      5. Pokemon Conquest (DS)
      6. Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360)
      7. Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360)
      8. Just Dance 4 (Xbox 360 Kinect)
      9. Far Cry 3 (PS3)
      10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)

    EA’s 18-million-selling city-building SimCity series debuts high on the charts worldwide with SimCity (2013) for PC. Now that its launch week server issues have mostly been worked out. Not that that stopped 1.1 million fans from buying the always-on online game its first week on sale after a decade-long wait for a sequel. As a result it’s the #1 bestseller this week on the all-platforms chart.

    Take a look at the funny SimCity TV spot with Mayor Pantsless.

    Japan’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
      2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
      3. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3)
      4. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (PS3)
      5. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3)
      6. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (PSP)
      7. Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (3DS)
      8. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS Vita)
      9. Far Cry 3 (PS3)
      10. Soul Sacrifice – Limited Edition (PS Vita)

    While other countries the world over still have to wait a few days, Nintendo of Japan has already released Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon as Luigi’s Mansion 2 in their home country. It’s sequel to 2001’s Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo GameCube. As the name implies, Luigi stars in this ghost-busting 3DS-exclusive.

    Here’s the anxiety-filled Luigi’s Mansion 2 TV commercial airing in Japan.

    Europe’s Top 10 Games:

      1. Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)
      2. Simcity (PC)
      3. FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
      4. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Xbox 360)
      5. Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
      6. Forza Horizon (Xbox 360)
      7. Tomb Raider (PS3)
      8. FIFA 13 (PS3)
      9. Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC/Mac)
      10. The Sims 3: University Life (PC)

    Microsoft Game Studios launched the Epic Games/People Can Fly-developed Gears of War prequel worldwide this weeks. Gears of War: Judgment has been widely accepted as a fresh twist on the campaign with the story being told by multiple playable characters, fans have been flocking to the third-person shooter title for its famed multiplayer modes as well.

    Here’s the Gears of War: Judgment “Cheevos” TV commercial. You’ll know what it means when you hear it. 🙂

    To recap the top games per system:

    • SimCity 2013 returns on first place on the PC chart.
    • Gears of War: Judgment debuts atop the Xbox 360 chart.
    • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm stays #1 on the Mac chart.
    • Just Dance 4 rocks the 1st place on the Wii chart.
    • Pokemon Conquest reappears as #1 on the DS chart.
    • Far Cry 3 plays games high up on the PS3 chart.
    • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate debuts on the 3DS & Wii U charts.
    • Lastly, Persona 4 Golden returns on the PS Vita chart.

    Since last month PS2 & PSP game sales are no longer being tracked. But for years now 90% of the time they consisted out of all the Kingdom Hearts games appearing on the #1 spot on both classic PlayStation platforms, so it’s not like you’re missing out with no new games being released for them anymore.

    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+.

    • Supermcawsomevill

      Instersting that Pokémon Conquest come back on the list.

    • Yeah. Probably because it got discounted ahead of a new Pokemon release, with the new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon on 3DS coming out in the U.S. today.

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