The NPD Group (a leading North American market research company) has recently revealed which video games were the top sellers of 2010, the top 10 list only takes into account physical retail sales, not digital download etc.
Unsurprisingly Call of Duty: Black Ops was the most successful game of 2010 despite launching in early November, in second place was EA Sport’s Madden NFL 11, as for third place this went to Bungie’s Halo: Reach, which is the highest ranking single-platform game on the list.
There are no huge surprises in the list, New Super Mario Bros came fourth, Red Dead Redemption fifth, Wii Fit Plus sixth, Just Dance 2 seventh, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 eighth, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood ninth and NBA 2K11 10th. Some of these games benefited from game of the year editions and bundle deals, you can find out full details regarding this on JoyStiq.
For me there are two games which I expected to feature on this list which aren’t, these are Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2, both of these games came out in early 2010 and seemed to do very well initially, also let’s not forget that huge releases such as Fabe III and Fallout: New Vegas also arrived in 2010.
2011 is undoubtedly going to be a huge year for video games therefore it is hard to predict which games are going to be successful and which games will flop, I would be surprised if Uncharted 3, Gears of War and Mass Effect 3 don’t feature in next years best sellers list.
What games do you think will be 2011′s best sellers?
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