Assembled this a minute ago. Software is getting more and more concentrated amongst the major publishers, but with the bases so huge now, if you have a hit, you're fairly likely not just to hit a home run, but a Grand Slam.
|Game YTD 12/11/2010||Systems||Publisher||2010 Sales WW|
|1||Call of Duty: Black Ops||X360, PS3, Wii||Activision||14.81|
|3||Wii Sports Resort||Wii||Nintendo||9.29|
|4||New Super Mario Bros. Wii||Wii||Nintendo||9.13|
|5||Wii Fit Plus||Wii||Nintendo||7.26|
|6||Red Dead Redemption||X360, PS3||Take Two||6.86|
|8||Fifa Soccer 11||PS3, X360, PS2, Wii, PSP, DS||Electronic Arts||6.62|
|9||Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver||DS||Nintendo||6.12|
|10||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||X360, PS3||Activision||5.80|
|11||Super Mario Galaxy 2||Wii||Nintendo||5.26|
|12||Pokemon Black / White||DS||Nintendo||4.68|
|13||Battlefield: Bad Company 2||X360, PS3||Electronic Arts||4.64|
|14||Final Fantasy XIII||PS3, X360||Square-Enix||4.32|
|15||Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood||X360, PS3||Ubisoft||4.01|
|18||Madden NFL 11||X360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2||Electronic Arts||3.96|
|19||Mario Kart Wii||Wii||Nintendo||3.72|
|20||Gran Turismo 5||PS3||Sony||
It was actually a pretty good year for exclusives. Not too much multiplatform stuff did exceptionally well this year. Only the big action, sports, and shooter games really. This list should change a fair bit yet, even with three weeks until the end of the year. Just Dance 2 sold 550k last week and isn't far from the top ten as is. Could climb to over 4m by year end. Brotherhood should climb a fair bit yet too. GT5 will climb alot, as will Mario Kart, NSMB Wii, Galaxy 2, WSR, Wii Sports, and Just Dance 1 (will top 5m by year end looks like, 4.3m in 2010?). I'm also expecting Wii Party to break into the top 20 somehow. The bottom of the list should be at least 4m by year end.
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