These are the Top-Selling Games of 2010 (in the USA)

The NPD has spoke, and we now know what the best-selling games of 2010 in North America are. The list will not surprise anyone, likely, but here we are. Naturally, Black Ops is the winner. Digest this:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
2. Madden NFL ’11 (EA)
3. Halo: Reach (Microsoft)
4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo)
5. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two)
6. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
7. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
9. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
10. NBA 2K11 (Take-Two)

Considering how well it sold out of the gate, it is slightly surprising to see Modern Warfare 2 here, but only ever so. It is intriguing to see New Super Mario Bros. so high on the list while Super Mario Galaxy 2 is nowhere to be found, though. I guess the lesson here is that if you’re going to return to the well for the hundredth time, you might as well go all the way down the damn thing for maximum mindless nostalgic effect. Not to hate on New Super Mario Bros. too much, but come on, y’all. Seriously. People are so boring.

Last note: While Just Dance 2 was the second best-selling game in the last two months of the year, it only managed to come in at no. 7. This disappoints me, because if my mom buys a game because she wants to play it, I assumed it would have to be because the game in question is the most popular in history because she’s never done that before. No, really, Just Dance 2 is the only game she’s ever bought for herself, and all the other games she has are those I bought for her. Strange world we live in.

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1 Comment on These are the Top-Selling Games of 2010 (in the USA)


On January 15, 2011 at 4:41 am

With Madden ’11 and NBA 2K11 on the list it’s sad that MLB 10: The Show wasn’t able to get on the Top 10 best selling games list. It’s by far the best sports game around.