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Modern Warfare 2 wins America 2009

But Nintendo dominates rest of charts.

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The best selling game of 2009 across North America was the Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 2, with a whopping 4.2 million units shifted by the end of November. The PS3 version finished eighth with 1.9m sales.

But Nintendo was the real dominantor and occupied four of the other top five places, according NPD yearly sales data on In information released to website IndustryGamers.

Wii Fit was 2009's second biggest seller with 3.5m sales, followed respectively by Wii Sports Resort with 2.4m, Mario Kart with 2.2m and Wii Play with 2.1m. And only one of those four was released this year.

Nintendo's success continued to Pokémon Platinum, the year's seventh best seller with 1.9m sales, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which posted 1.4m sales and rounded the chart out in 10th.

The other non-Nintendo (and non-MW2) titles in the top ten were Microsoft's Halo 3: ODST in sixth (2m sales) and EA's Madden NFL 10 in ninth (1.5m sales).

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
  2. Wii Fit (Wii)
  3. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
  4. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  5. Wii Play (Wii)
  6. Halo 3: ODST (360)
  7. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
  9. Madden NFL 10 (360)
  10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)

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