Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
handily took 2009 in terms of worldwide retail sales, and now new data reveals it sold 11.86 million units in the U.S., UK and Japan collectively last year.
The U.S.'s NPD Group, the UK's GfK Chart-Track and Japan's Enterbrain pooled their data to find out the top-selling games of 2009 across the three biggest markets for video games.
Modern Warfare 2
sold 8.82 million units in the U.S. -- the biggest market for the first person shooter prominently focused on U.S. Army Rangers. It sold 2.8 million units in the UK and just 238,000 in Japan.
The rest of the key markets' top five was dominated by Nintendo first-party titles, with Wii Sports Resort
and New Super Mario Bros Wii
taking the second and third spots. Notably, although Wii Fit Plus
launched in 2009 and placed fourth, the original Wii Fit
, which launched mid-2008, still makes the list in the fifth spot.
Here are the top five titles across the three key markets collectively, with total unit sales:
1. Modern Warfare 2
(Activision): 11.86 million
2. Wii Sports Resort
(Nintendo) 7.57 million
3. NSMB Wii
(Nintendo) 7.41 million
4. Wii Fit Plus
(Nintendo) 5.80 million
5. Wii Fit
(Nintendo) 5.44 million