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Top-selling console games of 2012 revealed for Europe, US and Japan

FIFA, Madden and Pokémon lead sales charts for first nine months of the year

Nintendo has published lists of the 20 top-selling console games in Europe, the US and Japan during the first nine months of 2012.

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In Europe FIFA games took the top three places ahead of Modern Warfare 3 and Super Mario 3D Land. PS3 titles occupied nine of the top 20 chart positions, compared to three Xbox 360 games. The rest were taken by Nintendo platform games.

In the US Madden NFL 13 took the top two spots ahead of Borderlands 2, Just Dance 3 and Mass Effect 3. Xbox 360 titles occupied nine of the top 20 chart positions, compared to four PS3 games. The rest were taken by Wii, 3DS and DS games.

In Japan DS Pokémon titles took the top two positions, followed by New Super Mario Bros. 2, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry No Wonderland 3D and One Piece: Pirate Warriors. The top 20 included 12 titles for Nintendo's handheld systems and three for Wii. Four PS3 games and one PSP title also made the cut.

No Vita games appeared in any of the top 20 lists, which you can view in full below. They were compiled using sales data from GfK, NPD and Media Create.

Nintendo has also published hardware sales comparison graphs for the European, US and Japanese markets during the first nine months of 2012.

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