Like Voltron, Chart tracking companies from around the world have combined to give us a peek at the top selling games of the year from around the globe. The NPD Group (North America), GfK Chart-Track (UK) and Enterbrain (Japan) have colluded to show you which games flew of shelves most worldwide. No mention of which formed the head.
Ok, not exactly world-wide, but it does cover the three biggest markets, so it’s a fairly accurate indicator. Unsurprisingly, the top selling game last year was Infinity Ward’s retail behemoth, Call of duty Modern Warfare 2 – which sold just under 12 million copies in less than two months.
Also unsurprisingly, the rest of the top 5 were first party Nintendo titles – all of which contain â€œWiiâ€ in the title. Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii fit Plus and Wii Fit all managed to sell by the boatload.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a great game – and I’m glad it’s getting the sales it is, but the rest of that nonsense? It’s the reason we’re inundated by useless plastic peripherals and the silly shift towards â€œmotion based gamingâ€
Source : MCVUK
Last Updated: February 4, 2010