2012 Holiday Season’s Most Popular Video Games

The 2012 holiday shopping season has been in full swing, and video games as well as consoles and accessories are once again welcomed holiday gifts! This year’s biggest titles include “Just Dance 4,” “Halo 4,” Call of Duty: Black Ops 2″ and the hard to find Nintendo Wii U game system. We’ll break down the top sellers right now as well as those most wished for!

The Microsoft Xbox 360 seems to be dominating sales of video game titles at Amazon.com right now.  While Halo 4 is only exclusive to that system, other games like “Black Ops 2” and “Assassin’s Creed III” aren’t, yet they rank higher for the Xbox 360 versions.  Check out the full list below, which is actually one-thirds made up of AC3 games, thanks to a separate title available for the Playstation Vita handheld.    Many of these titles have been offered at discount during Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week and may be during the upcoming Cyber Monday Deals week at the site.

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Top 10 Bestsellers in Video Games:

01) Just Dance 4 (Nintendo Wii)
02) Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
03) Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360)
04) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
05) Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
06) Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (PS Vita Bundle)
07) Dishonered (Xbox 360)
08) Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
09) God of War Saga Collection (PS3)
10) Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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The most wished for games aren’t necessarily the bestsellers at Amazon, but some of them in fact fall on both lists. Here’s what gamers are looking for right now as the holiday season gets busier by the moment:

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Top 10 Most Wished for Video Games:

01) Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
02) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360)
03) Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
04) Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360)
05) New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
06) Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
07) Dishonored (Xbox 360)
08) Pokemon Black Version 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
09) Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition (Wii)
10) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)

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It’s very interesting for us to see the differences between these two lists, indicating that nobody is wishing for “Just Dance 4.” Perhaps, it’s just a popular family and party game that is being bought up, making it such a hit on the bestsellers list, while other games are more sough after on wish lists. Seeing Pokemon, Borderlands 2 and Kirby’s Dream Collection goes to show what games select fans might want to see for their holiday gifts this year.

We should also mention that #11 on the above list is “The Last of US” for PS3 which has a listed release date of 12/31/13, making it a highly anticipated new game for the new year.

The Nintendo Wii U system sits at #21 on that list, and isn’t readily available in stores, but some third party sellers on Amazon have it for $400 and up. Don’t forget about “Grand Theft Auto V” either. We had to search the Most Wished For list to finally find it sitting at #48. That will change once a more definitive release date is given from Rockstar Games.

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