2010 Best Sellers

Video game players heard the call and snapped up more than 12 million copies of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops in 2010, making the title the best-selling game of the year, according to a report released Thursday by NPD Group.

Though sales of video games played on consoles such as the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 fell 6% to $9.36 billion in 2010, total game software sales were about $15.5 billion last year, roughly flat compared with 2009. That’s because sales generated by PC games, smart phone games and online virtual goods grew last year, making up for much of the lag in console games, according to NPD analyst Anita Frazier.


Top 10 games for 2010

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

Top 10 games for December 2010

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard)
  2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
  3. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Activision Blizzard)
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  5. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo)
  6. Epic Mickey (Disney)
  7. Madden NFL 11 (Electronic Arts)
  8. Michael Jackson the Experience (Ubisoft)
  9. NBA 2K11 (Take-Two Interactive)
  10. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts)