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Modern Warfare 2 tops US chart for 2009

But New Super Mario Bros. won December.

Data trackers NPD have announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox 360 was the best-selling game in the US last year.

But Nintendo dominated the top ten overall, with a first-party Wii game occupying every slot from 2 to 7. Rounding out the chart were the PS3 version of Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3: ODST and Pokemon Platinum.

Here's that 2009 chart in full:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox 360
  2. Wii Sports Resort - Wii
  3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Wii
  4. Wii Fit - Wii
  5. Wii Fit Plus - Wii
  6. Mario Kart Wii - Wii
  7. Wii Play - Wii
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - PlayStation 3
  9. Halo 3: ODST - Xbox 360
  10. Pokemon Platinum Version - NDS

NPD has also announced software sales figures for December. New Super Mario Bros. Wii was on top, with more than 4 million copies now sold in the US. Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports Resorts took second and third place.

Another 2.75 million copies of Modern Warfare 2 were shifted in December, split 60 / 40 per cent between the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Other high-flyers included Assassin's Creed II and Left 4 Dead 2.

Overall, videogame sales for December stood at $2.58 billion (£1.58 billion) - down 7 per cent from last year.

Here's what America bought between 29th November and 2nd January:

  1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Wii
  2. Wii Fit Plus - Wii
  3. Wii Sports Resort - Wii
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox 360
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - PS3
  6. Wii Play - Wii
  7. Mario Kart Wii - Wii
  8. Assassin's Creed II - Xbox 360
  9. Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360
  10. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - DS

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