What Were 2010’s Top Ten Best-Sellers In The U.S.?

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    The list of the top ten best-selling games in 2010 in the U.S. offers little in the way of surprises, given that every item on the list is part of one explosively popular franchise or another, but here it is anyway for the curious:

     

    RankTitleSystemPublisher
    01.Call of Duty: Black OpsPS3, 360, PC, Wii DSActivision Blizzard
    02.Madden NFL 11PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2Electronic Arts
    03.Halo: Reach360Microsoft
    04.New Super Mario Bros. WiiWiiNintendo
    05.Red Dead RedemptionPS3, 360Take Two
    06.Wii Fit PlusWiiNintendo
    07.Just Dance 2WiiUbisoft
    08.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2PS3, 360, PCActivision Blizzard
    09.Assassin’s Creed: BrotherhoodPS3, 360Ubisoft
    10.NBA 2K11PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2Take Two

     

    Total consumer spend on physical game-related content in the U.S., which includes portable, console and PC game software, generated revenues of $10.1 billion, a 5% decline over the $10.6 billion generated in 2009, according to the NPD Group.

     

    However, 2010 also saw increased spending on on used games, full-game digital downloads and downloadable content, mobile gaming apps, and social network gaming.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.




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