Forums - Sales Discussion - The best selling games of 2010 (multiplatforms included)

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Do you know precisely which games sold how much in 2010? A fellow VGChartian asked me this question, and I was fairly sure that I did. VGChartz does after all have a yearly page with the sales for the year, although those are single-platform only.

It turns out I had little to no clue. It turns out that quite a few other people on here also have little to no clue. So I decided to bring it up to attention. This is after all a sales site, the community should know a bit about sales.

If you were asked how much James Cameron's Avatar: The game sold, would you know it sold a million? Or that it actually sold 2.5 million?  Or if you were asked about how many titles had sold more than the sales phenomenon of Just Dance 2 this year, would you say 28?

The single platform list is obviously just here: http://www.vgchartz.com/yearly.php , this list is the multiplatform one. It's compiled by me from the link I just posted, and as I'm a lazy slob I most likely missed a few titles. If you spot one I've missed, it would be lovely if you told me.

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360 Ps3 Wii) - 15.51 million
2. Wii Sports - 13.625 million 
3. Wii Sports Resort - 9.436 million
4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 9.335 million
5. Wii Fit Plus - 7.584 million

6. Fifa Soccer 11 - 7.12 million (all platforms) 
7. Red Dead Redemption - 6.9 million
8 . Halo: Reach - 6.887 million
9. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver - 6.156 million
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 5.8 million (X360 Ps3) 

11. Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 5.35 million
12. Battlefield: Bad Company - 4.7 million (X360 Ps3)
13. Pokemon Black/White - 4.68 million
14. Final Fantasy XIII - 4.3 million (Ps3 X360) 
15. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - 4.3 million (X360 Ps3) 

16. Just Dance - 4.1 million
17. Mario Kart Wii - 4 million
18. Kinect Adventures - 4 million
19. Madden NFL 11 - 3.96 million (all platforms)
20. Gran Turismo 5 - 3.92 million (one platform)

21. Guitar Hero 5 - 3.71 million (X360 Ps3 Wii)
22. Wii Party - 3.6 million
23. God of War III - 3.5 million
24. Medal of Honour - 3.32 million (X360 Ps3)
25. Lego Harry Potter: Year 1-4 - 3.31 million (all platforms)

26. New Super Mario Bros. DS - 3.08 million
27. Fallout: New Vegas - 3.05 million (X360 Ps3)  
28. Just Dance 2 - 3 million
29. Mario Kart DS - 2.97 million
30. Assassin's Creed II - 2.8 million (X360 Ps3)

31. Toy Story 3: The Video Game - 2.6 million (all platforms)
32. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 - 2.58 million
33. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game - 2.5 million
34. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - 2.48 million (all platforms)
35. Bioshock 2 - 2.45 million (X360 Ps3) 

36. Fifa World Cup 2010 - 2.35 million (Ps3 X360 Wii PsP)
37. Mass Effect 2 - 2.28 million (X360)
38. Fable 3 - 2.21 million

If you break it down by publisher, they each account for the following of the total sold.

1. Nintendo - 18.9%
2. Electronic Arts -  11.5%
3. Activision - 9.6%
4. Ubisoft - 6.7%
5. Sony - 5.5%
6. Take Two - 4.9%
7. Microsoft - 4.35%
8. Sega - 3.65% 
9. THQ - 3.45%
10. Square Enix - 3.45%
11. Konami ~ 2.9%
12. Capcom ~ 2.7%
13. Disney ~ 2.6%
14. Namco ~ 2.2%
15. Warner Bros ~ 2%
16. Lucas Arts ~ 1.2%

Nothing else above 1%, top 16 publishers account for 83% of the total sold.



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TheSource posted a top 20 best selling games of 2010 list (including multiplatforms) just this week, so I already had a good idea how your list would look like.



RolStoppable said:

TheSource posted a top 20 best selling games of 2010 list (including multiplatforms) just this week, so I already had a good idea how your list would look like.

I feel clever now. 



GT5 doesn't need an "all platforms" parentheses.

OT: Looks like a busy year.



                                                                                     

CGI-Quality said:

GT5 doesn't need an "all platforms" parentheses.

It needs one, because it's available for PS3s that can play PS2 games and PS3s that can't do the same.



RolStoppable said:
CGI-Quality said:

GT5 doesn't need an "all platforms" parentheses.

It needs one, because it's available for PS3s that can play PS2 games and PS3s that can't do the same.

That still isn't all platforms, Rol. 



Pineapple said:
RolStoppable said:

It needs one, because it's available for PS3s that can play PS2 games and PS3s that can't do the same.

That still isn't all platforms, Rol. 

If you really think that, then why haven't you edited it yet?



RolStoppable said:
Pineapple said:
RolStoppable said:

It needs one, because it's available for PS3s that can play PS2 games and PS3s that can't do the same.

That still isn't all platforms, Rol.

If you really think that, then why haven't you edited it yet?

Because then I'd be doing something CGI-quality told me to do. Now I could edit it, because you told me to do it.

I make trivial things like editing posts very complicated sometimes.



Pineapple said:

Because then I'd be doing something CGI-quality told me to do. Now I could edit it, because you told me to do it.

I make trivial things like editing posts very complicated sometimes.

Now it says "(one platform)".

The platform that shall not be named.



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RolStoppable said:
Pineapple said:

Because then I'd be doing something CGI-quality told me to do. Now I could edit it, because you told me to do it.

I make trivial things like editing posts very complicated sometimes.

Now it says "(one platform)".

The platform that shall not be named.


Yes, Rol. It says "(one platform)". Well done.



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