Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 18, 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. BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
    2. BioShock Infinite (PS3)
    3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
    4. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
    5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
    6. Tomb Raider (PS3)
    7. Just Dance 4 (Wii)
    8. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
    9. Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
    10. Soul Sacrifice (PS Vita)

BioShock Infinite is the third game in the BioShock blockbuster series. With first week sales around 1.5 million, it’s expected to sell 4.5 million copies in 2013. It was highly anticipated by fans and critics claim it paid off… MD gave it a perfect 10/10 score in our BioShock Infinite review!

Take a look at the BioShock Infinite TV commercial featuring Nico Vega’s song “Beast”.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS)
    2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
    3. Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
    4. Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)
    5. Tomb Raider (PS3)
    6. Fotokano Kiss (PS Vita)
    7. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
    8. Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (3DS)
    9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – UK Import Version (PC)
    10. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (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 month 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. Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon (3DS)
    2. Dead Island Riptide (Xbox 360)
    3. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
    4. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
    5. Tomb Raider (PS3)
    6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
    7. BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
    8. Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
    9. Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
    10. Dead Island Riptide (PS3)

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is 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 fantastic 9/10 score in our Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon review.

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

To recap the top games per system:

  • BioShock Infinite does a happy dance atop the Xbox 360 & PS3 charts!
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon jumps to numero uno on the 3DS chart.
  • Just Dance 4 rocks the 1st place on the Wii chart.
  • Soul Sacrifice debuts as #1 on the PS Vita chart.
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty returns on first place on the PC & Mac charts.
  • Pokemon Black & White Version 2 get caught at #1 on the DS chart.
  • Lastly, New Super Mario Bros. U makes a comeback on the Wii U charts.

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.