Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 24, 2014

What are the top 10 bestselling video games in America, Japan and Europe this week? 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. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
    2. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360)
    3. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360)
    4. Watch Dogs (PS4)
    5. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Xbox 360)
    6. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
    7. Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition (PC)
    8. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
    9. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
    10. Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition (PS3)

Mario Kart 8 got on the grid worldwide two weeks ago! With the previous console Mario Kart game on Wii selling to almost 36 million fans, can the Wii U sequel keep up the pace? Reviewers say yes, lauding the game as the best Mario Kart ever.

Sales-wise, it has sold a staggering 1.2 million copies worldwide in its first weekend. Expect this title to rank high on the top 100 charts for many years to come, as Mario Kart games always keep selling like hotcakes.

This just in! Fox News reports on a new development in Mario Kart 8, the Luigi Death Stare meme! 😆

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)
    2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
    3. Yokai Watch (3DS)
    4. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition – North American Version (PS3)
    5. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
    6. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Challenge of Aoki Samurai (PS3)
    7. EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil – PlayStation 4 Limited Pack Bundle (PS4)
    8. One Piece: Unlimited World R (PS3)
    9. Pokemon X (3DS)
    10. One Piece: Unlimited World R (3DS)

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth debuted last week exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. Atlus celebrates the series’ 25th anniversary this year. Although not a mainline game in the Persona series (like next year’s Persona 5) this portable game will be an entirely new RPG/dungeon crawler using Etrian Odyssey’s gameplay system.

Good news! The RPG game’s English version was recently confirmed to be coming to America in the last half of 2014!

Check out the new Persona Q music video:

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Watch Dogs (PS4)
    2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
    3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
    4. Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition (PS3)
    5. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360)
    6. Watch Dogs (Xbox One)
    7. Watch Dogs (Xbox 360)
    8. Watch Dogs (PS3)
    9. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
    10. EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup – Brazil (Xbox 360)

Watch Dogs was the most pre-ordered new IP in Ubisoft’s history and in the whole gaming industry for this year so far. The previous record set at Ubisoft was the 3.5 million week-one sales of Assassin’s Creed 3 back in 2012, which Watch Dogs beat as it sold 4 million copies!

Watch the action-packed Watch Dogs CGI TV spot here:

Worldwide Top Games Per System:

  • Mario Kart 8 debuts on first place on the Wii U chart.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts comes in 1st on the Xbox 360 & Xbox One charts.
  • Grand Theft Auto V returns in 1st place on the PS3 chart.
  • Watch Dogs debuts at #1 on the PS4 chart.
  • Tomodachi Life debuts on top of the 3DS chart.
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition returns on the PC chart.
  • Mario Kart Wii returns to first place on the Wii chart.
  • Borderlands 2 returns as number one on the PS Vita chart.
  • Pokemon Black & White Version 2 catches the #1 spot on the DS chart.
  • Lastly, Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion debuts on the Mac chart.

Sales data collected from Amazon’s US (PSN), JPN (PC) & UK / DE / FR websites.

What video games have you played this weekend? Any of these?