What are the best-selling games in America, Japan and Europe this week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that are the most popular now.
North America: 1. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (Activision), 2. Guitar Hero II Bundle (Activision), 3. NCAA Football 08 (EA Sports), 4. God of War (SCEA), 5. Final Fantasy XII (Square Enix).
Japan: 1. Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid Collection (Konami), 2. Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon (Marvelous), 3. Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3 - Banpresto Best (Banpresto), 4. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 14 (Konami), 5. Rozen Maiden ~Gebetgarten~ (Taito).
Europe: 1. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (Activision), 2. Rugby 08 (EA Sports), 3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (EA Games), 4. Formula One 06 - Platinum (SCEE), 5. Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Eidos).
With the release of Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s on PS2 it takes the top spot in the USA and Europe. But what about the rest, to sum up the top 5 lists we see:
Super Paper Mario for Wii back at the top of the charts in the USA after a recent price drop to $39.99. The Xbox 360 and PSP lists are generally the same as last week. Longtime PS3 sales leaders Resistance: Fall of Man is back on top in the USA and Europe. The new PC expansion Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is also ruling sales in the USA and Europe. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have spread their American #1 rule to Europe where the duo was released this Friday with huge sales, and in Japan there's a chart-topping debut for Taiko no Tatsujin DS (Taiko Drum Master DS).