Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Best Selling Games of 2010

best selling games of 2010No, it’s not the end of the year, but there have been so many absolutely amazing games that have been released so far. The question is…which games have impressed consumers the most? The retail sales tracking firm NPD has released the numbers so that we can see what the top ten best selling games of 2010 are as of right now.

10. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
Mario games always seem to be extremely popular. In the latest game from the Mario collection, Mario teams up with Yoshi, his lovable green friend, to go out and conquer the galaxy. It is easy to play and fun for the whole family. Sales have been a little slow here at the start, but it is estimated that over a million copies have sold so far.

9. Just Dance (Wii)
This game helps players learn real dance moves to songs that are favorites for everyone. The music featured in Just Dance spans across 60 years and several genres. Up to four players at a time can follow along to choreographed dance moves. There are also more than 30 songs to dance to ranging from songs like “You Can’t Touch This” to “Hot and Cold” to “Cotton-Eyed Joe.” Copies continue to sell, as it is surprisingly becoming one of the Wii’s biggest hits.

8. Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 (Xbox 360)
Call of Duty games are always top-sellers. After the first Modern Warfare, gamers couldn’t wait to get their hands on the sequel. It takes players on a journey through war-ravaged countries all over the world. Its amazing graphics, engaging first player story, and addicting multi-player mode made this game an instant winner. Although Modern Warfare 2 was actually released in 2009, sales show no sign of really slowing down, allowing it to still make the 2010 list at #8.

7. Pokémon HeartGold (DS)
Although I wasn’t one of those girls that got into Pokémon when it first came out, there were so many kids that obsessed over it and still do. In this game you are a Pokémon trainer that is traveling from town to town to train, catch, and battle different Pokémon. The Pokémon popularity continues on with HeartGold making it #7 sales-wise.

6. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
It all started with Wii Sports, but Wii Sports Resort has taken it to the next level. It’s even more incredible when you pair your Wii Remote with the MotionPlus accessory. With Wii Sports Resort, you can play a dozen different resort-themed sports activities ranging from fencing to water skiing to sky diving. This game was released in 2009 too, but it’s still going strong.

5. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
This fitness game has completely taken off. It focuses completely on personal improvement and lets you choose how you want to workout. It also tracks everything that you do and allows you to monitor all of your progress. Wii Fit Plus has millions of users getting fit and continues to fly off the shelves.

4. God of War III (Playstation 3)
This is an amazing game with stunning graphics and an intriguing storyline. It follows Kratos on his quest to kill the god Zeus, who just happens to be his father. This game mainly focuses on fighting, but the battling is epic, so you don’t really ever get tired of it. This fantastic game has definitely earned itself the #4 spot.

3. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360)
Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption is one of my favorite games as of right now. It’s great to finally have a video game that takes place in the wild west. It puts you in the shoes of the former outlaw John Marston as he fights for his family and his future in the law-lacking plains of the West. Over two million copies of Red Dead have been sold already, and I have a feeling those numbers will only continue to increase.

2. Pokémon SoulSilver (DS)
This game was released right alongside Pokémon HeartGold (#7), but SoulSilver has been a little bit more of a success. The only difference between the two is which Pokémon you can catch. This game has been quite a hit. If you combined the sales from HeartGold and SoulSilver, they would definitely take the number one spot.

1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
This is the newest edition to the Super Mario Bros. franchise. It features new characters and power-ups mixed in with the normal fan favorites. This classic Nintendo game has new twists and turns that allow the game to outsell the new Super Mario Galaxy 2, despite the fact that New Super Mario Bros. Wii was released in 2009. It is by far the top-selling game of 2010 and should definitely keep its place for awhile.

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