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What's The Best-Selling Game Of The Year Thus Far?

by Matt Bertz on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Is your money on Madden NFL 12? Gears of War 3? The answer may surprise you.

An informative NPD chart chronicling the best selling games from Jaunary to September 2011 was buried in Nintendo's semi-annual financial results briefing. Check out the surprise game in the number one slot:

1. Just Dance 2 – Ubisoft, Wii
2. Pokemon White – Nintendo, DS
3. Gears of War 3 – Microsoft, 360
4. Pokemon Black – Nintendo, DS
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Activision, 360
6. Zumba Fitness: Join The Party – Majesco, Wii
7. Madden NFL 12 – Electronic Arts, 360
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Activision, PS3
9. Madden NFL 12 – Electronic Arts, PS3
10. New Super Mario Bros. DS – Nintendo, DS
11. Michael Jackson: The Experience – Ubisoft, Wii
12. NBA 2K11 – 2K Sports, 360
13. L.A. Noire – Rockstar, 360
14. Dance Central – MTV Games, 360
15. Mortal Kombat – Warner Bros., PS3
16. Mortal Kombat – Warner Bros., 360
17. Homefront – THQ, 360
18. Kinect Sports – Microsoft, 360
19. NCAA Football 12 – Electronic Arts, 360
20. New Super Mario Bros. Wii – Nintendo, Wii

Apparently, North America still has dance fever, with three rug-cutting titles are in the Top 20. A few big games from last year, including Black Ops and NBA 2K11, displayed remarkable staying power throughout the year. Surprise omissions include Portal 2 and Dead Space 2. 

The Xbox 360 platform had the most titles on the list with 10, proving it's still the primary platform for most game-purchasing consumers. It will be interesting to see this list when it accounts for the last three months of 2011 as well considering all the big titles sure to make dents in gamers' wallets.

[Source: Siliconera]