Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 17, 2013

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. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
    2. SimCity 2013 (PC)
    3. BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
    4. God of War: Ascension (PS3)
    5. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
    6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
    7. Tomb Raider (PS3)
    8. Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
    9. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
    10. BioShock Infinite (PS3)

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon still on top! It’s the 12-years-awaited 3DS sequel to the GameCube launch game. Nintendo 3DS handheld sales have long since launch come out of their first-year-slump, and the portable game is outselling even console games this week. Laura gave it a great 9/10 score in our Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon review.

Take a look at the ghostly* Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon TV commercial.

*Methinks more people grew up wanting to be Ghostbusters than they care to admit. 😉

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS)
    2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
    3. Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)
    4. Tomb Raider (PS3)
    5. Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
    6. STEINS;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram – Limited Edition (PS3)
    7. Taiko Drum Master Wii: Do Don and the Second Generation! – Super Deluxe Edition including Drumstick & Drum (Wii)
    8. STEINS;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram (PS3)
    9. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
    10. BioShock Infinite (PS3)

Sad fact of life is that some awesome games never make it out of Japan. Tomodachi Collection (translation: Friends Collection) on DS was one of those fun-looking games from Nintendo that mixes The Sims and Animal Crossing life simulation gameplay, and adds in the Mii’s of you and your friends.

No doubt hoping to exceed its predecessor’s 3.2 million sales! The 3DS sequel, Friend Collection: New Life, debuted in Japan last week with plenty of new features added like Baby Mii’s… yes it’s a VERY cutesy game.

Here’s one of the Friend Collection: New Life TV commercials that are airing in Japan.

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Dead Island: Riptide (Xbox 360)
    2. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
    3. Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon (3DS)
    4. Tomb Raider (PS3)
    5. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
    6. Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
    7. Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen (Xbox 360)
    8. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
    9. BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
    10. Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)

After Dead Island sold 5 million copies, the survival-horror action-RPG zombie game’s sequel is now storming the charts in its European debut week.

Here’s the new Dead Island: Riptide TV commercial.

To recap the top games per system:

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon jumps to numero uno on the 3DS chart.
  • SimCity 2013 returns on first place on the PC chart.
  • BioShock Infinite returns on the Xbox 360 chart.
  • God of War: Ascension is back on the PS3 chart.
  • Just Dance 4 rocks the 1st place on the Wii chart.
  • Pokemon Black & White Version 2 get caught at #1 on the DS chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U makes a comeback on the Wii U charts.
  • Persona 4: Golden shows up on the PS Vita chart.
  • Lastly, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm remains #1 on the Mac 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.