Community Blog: Best Selling Games of the Decade?

jalexbrown Posted by: jalexbrown Oct 14, 2009 | 4 comments
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NPD releases the best selling games for the whole decade from Jan. 2000 to Aug. 2009.

NPD is the group that tallies game sales, and they've released the best selling games of the decade - from Jan. 2000 to Aug. 2009, anyways.  Wii Play tops the list with 11.1 million US sales since its release, which is due in large part to the fact that it was packaged with a Wiimote.  Number two on the list was Guitar Hero 3; the figures included sales bundled with guitars as well as solo software sales.  Guitar Hero 3 sold 10.3 million units across all platforms.  Rounding the list out at number three is San Andreas, which sold 9.8 million units on the PS2 and Xbox.  It should be noted that the NPD figures didn't include PC games, where I'm most certain World of Warcraft could have been placed in the top three had it been included.  The rest of the list is as follows...

1 / Wii Play with Remote (2006) / Wii / 11.1 million
2 / Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007) / PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 / 10.3 million
3 / Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) / PS2, Xbox/ 9.8 million
4 / Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) / DS, PS3, Xbox 360 / 8.5 million
5 / Wii Fit with Balance Board (2007) / Wii / 7.9 million
6 / Madden NFL 07 (2006) / GC, GBA, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
7/ Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) / PS2, Xbox
8 / Madden NFL 08 (2007) / GC, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360,
9 / Call of Duty: World at War (2008) / DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii
10 / Halo 2 (2004) / Xbox

Is it shocking to find that Wii has the only non-sequel games on the list?  Is it more shocking to find that those two games are a mini-game collection and a game that isn't really a game at all?  I have to say no on both accounts.

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