Recent sales figures from the three largest global game markets, the United States, United Kingdom and Japan have shown that Modern Warfare 2 was the highest selling game in 2009. Coming in at a combined 11.86 million units, 8.82 million in the US, 2.8 million in the UK and a mere 238,000 in Japan, Infinity Ward's blockbuster easily took the top spot.
The top five games across the US, UK, and Japan were revealed by the NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain. Aside from Modern Warfare 2, the remainder of the spots were filled by the first party Wii titles; Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus and Wii Fit. The combined sales numbers for each game are listed below.
Modern Warfare 2 (Activision): 11.86 million
Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo): 7.57 million
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo): 7.41 million
Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo): 5.80 million
- Wii Fit (Nintendo): 5.44 million