MW2 was world's best-seller in 2009

But Wii is second, third, fourth, fifth.

Activision's Modern Warfare 2 has predictably been crowned the best selling game of 2009, in the world.

Infinity Ward's shooter sold a massive 11.86m units, comprised of 8.82m US sales, 2.80m UK sales and 237,500 Japanese sales.

The rest of the top five was dominated by Nintendo, according to correlated NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain figures.

Wii Sports Resort managed a global 7.57m units (4.54m US/1.54m Japan/1.49m UK), followed closely by New Super Mario Bros. Wii with 7.41m units sold (4.23m US/2.49m Japan/687,300 UK).

Wii Fit Plus was next with 5.8m (3.53m US/1.30m Japan/968,300 UK) and comfortably ahead of older sibling Wii Fit with 5.44m (3.60m US/1.25m UK/588,300 Japan).

In general, these three regions sold 8 per cent less software than in 2008 - the UK had the largest fall (14 per cent) and Japan the lowest (2 per cent). Part of that is attributed to PS2, software sales for which fell at least 50 per cent in each region.

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