GfK Australia details the 20 most popular games sold at retail last year.
Following yesterday's announcement from the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA) that the Australian video games industry saw a 16 percent decline in sales, retail sales tracker GfK Australia today released the top 20 best-selling games of 2010, as determined by the total number of units sold.
Call of Duty: Black Ops can add another shelf to its already impressive trophy cabinet, taking out the top two spots in the overall top 20 selling games of 2010. Despite traditionally selling better on the Xbox 360 and receiving exclusive early access to the game's first downloadable content pack--First Strike--it was the PlayStation 3 version of Activision's military shooter that took out the top spot, relegating the Xbox 360 edition down to number two. Bungie's Halo: Reach scored third place, while Wii Fit Plus sits in fourth. Closing out the top five was Gran Turismo 5. For the full list of top 20 games sold in 2010, check out the list below:
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops - PlayStation 3
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Xbox 360
3. Halo: Reach - Xbox 360
4. Wii Fit Plus bundle - Wii
5. Gran Turismo 5 - PlayStation 3
6. World of Warcraft 60 day time card - PC
7. Red Dead Redemption - PlayStation 3
8. Wii Sports Resort With Wii MotionPlus - Wii
9. Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360
10. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - PC
11. Mario Kart DS - Nintendo DS
12. Just Dance - Wii
13. Mario Kart Wii - Wii
14. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Nintendo DS
15. Donkey Kong Country Returns - Wii
16. Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Wii
17. Pokemon Soul Silver - Nintendo DS
18. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - PlayStation 3
19. Xbox Live 1,500 Points card - Xbox 360
20. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - PC
Amazing how 1500 Xbox Live Points counts as game. And look at the chart - Mario Kart DS. It's been out for almost six years and still showing on these charts. That's a bigger achievement than Call of Duty being number one and two.
Am glad Halo Reach made it to third for a very impressive game, that took years to make, and no the re-hash CoD has become....
I see "CoD": BO" for PC didn't rate...wonder why, despite the diabolical state it was relaesed in. Perhaps most copies were bought digitally, though the price was the same for Australians digital or retail. At least "Starcraft II" made the Top 10...just.
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