Wii Play tops 2008 multi-format NPD software charts

Wednesday, 21st January 2009 13:21 GMT By Mike


It won the single formats and it’s narrowly won the multis. Yes, the game that gives you the extra Wii-Mote plus a Duck Hunt clone and a few other mini games, reigned supreme in the US last year.

The combined console sales of Madden NFL were just 300k copies shy of the top spot with GTA IV in third place.

The top five are:

  1. Wii Play – 5.28m
  2. Madden NFL ‘09 – 5.25m
  3. Grand Theft Auto IV – 5.22m
  4. Mario Kart w/ Wheel – 5.00m
  5. Call of Duty: World at War – 4.63m

By Mike Bowden



  1. Blerk

    Your apostrophes are making me twitchy.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Mike

    Brain died.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I still don’t think Wii Play should be allowed in the ‘software’ charts.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. SreyaNotfilc

    You’re right Blerk, it belongs in the hardware charts. Essentially, Wii Play is an extra controller that happens to be bundled with a game. I’m sure if GTAIV was bundled with an important piece of hardware, it would end up selling an extra million or two easy.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Tonka

    They should add an HDMI cable to KILLZONE 2. You need one to get the most out of your PS3.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. doctorstrange

    hmm i think the most impressive one is COD WAW cause it wasnt out for very long

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner

    “Nadedn NFL” ?

    #7 6 years ago

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