Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 40, 2014

5 October 2014
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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. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
    2. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
    3. Madden NFL 15 (Xbox 360)
    4. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
    5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One)
    6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
    7. FIFA 15 (PS4)
    8. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360)
    9. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
    10. FIFA 15 (PS3)

The hype is real! The Super Smash Bros. series has made its portable debut on the Nintendo 3DS this week in America, Canada, Europe, Australia & the rest of the world. When it debuted in Japan last month, in its first weekend on sale it immediately sold over 1 million copies (1.4 million so far)! 😮

For the title of portable king of 2014, Super Smash Bros. will go head-to-head with the upcoming Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire GBA remakes on 3DS.

Take a look at these short Super Smash Bros. 3DS TV commercials:

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
    2. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Ganzo – Includes Limited Trading Card (3DS)
    3. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Honke – Includes Limited Trading Card (3DS)
    4. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)
    5. Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode (PS Vita)
    6. Fatal Frame V: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden (Wii U)
    7. Yokai Watch (3DS)
    8. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
    9. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
    10. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PS3)

See the fantastic new Japanese “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS” TV commercial:

Europe’s Top 10 Games:

    1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One)
    2. FIFA 15 (Xbox 360)
    3. FIFA 15 (PS3)
    4. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
    5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
    6. FIFA 15 (PS4)
    7. Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One)
    8. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
    9. Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360)
    10. FIFA 15 (Xbox One)

I guess you could say The Lord of the Rings books and movies are pretty popular still. The newest Warner Bros. game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place in the same universe and tells a story that takes place between The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.

Fans seem to really like the storyline and that it plays like both Batman & Assassin’s Creed games, so check it out if the following trailer strikes your fancy.

Watch the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor story & features trailer:

Worldwide Top Games Per System:

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS debuts on top of the 3DS chart.
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor debuts high on the PS4, Xbox One & PC charts.
  • Hyrule Warriors debuts on first place on the Wii U chart.
  • Madden NFL 15 stays atop the Xbox 360 chart.
  • Grand Theft Auto V stays atop the PS3 chart.
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii jumps to #1 on the Wii chart.
  • Pokemon Black & White Version 2 catches the #1 spot on the DS chart.
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack is on top of the Mac chart.
  • Lastly, The Borderlands 2 – PlayStation Vita Bundle stays as number 1 on the PS Vita chart.

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

What video games will you be playing this weekend? Any of these?


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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+.

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