Top Selling Games in Key Markets Revealed

By Jordan Douglas on February 3, 2010, 3:08PM EDT

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.

  1. Modern Warfare 2 (Activision): 11.86 million

  2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo): 7.57 million

  3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo): 7.41 million

  4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo): 5.80 million

  5. Wii Fit (Nintendo): 5.44 million

Source: Gamasutra

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