September NPD – Wii Play bestselling game decade-to-date

Tuesday, 20th October 2009 07:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Wii Play is the bestselling game so far in the US this decade, NPD said last night, with 11.1 million units moved.

Guitar Hero III and GTA: San Andreas are second and third respectively, with 10.3 million and 9.8 million units sold respectively.

Full list below. These are sales from January 2000 to August 2009. Thanks, Gamespot.

  1. Wii Play with Remote (2006) / Wii / 11.1 million
  2. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007) / PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 / 10.3 million
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) / PS2, Xbox/ 9.8 million
  4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) / DS, PS3, Xbox 360 / 8.5 million
  5. Wii Fit with Balance Board (2008) / Wii / 7.9 million
  6. Madden NFL 07 (2006) / GC, GBA, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
  7. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) / PS2, Xbox
  8. Madden NFL 08 (2007) / GC, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360,
  9. Call of Duty: World at War (2008) / DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii
  10. Halo 2 (2004) / Xbox

For the rest of the new from last night’s NPD release, hit this.



  1. BrokenSymmetry

    These are, of course, not the sales numbers for this year, but for this century (Jan. 2000 to Aug. 2009), as the first line of the Gamespot article mentions.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I still think they shouldn’t count Wii Play into these things. Or at least give us the top 11 so we can remove it ourselves. :-)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Tonka

    How would you treat Guitar Hero sales then Blerk? Remove the ones that had a piece of HW in the box?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    That’s not the same, though – you can’t use the guitar to play anything other than guitar games. I’d love to know how many people have even bothered to boot up the Wii Play disc more than once.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    Yeah. It feels like a cheap trick to put wii play in those kind of charts.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    I’m very surprised to not see Halo 3 in that list. Didn’t that game sell close to eight million copies in its first year?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Yeah, and where’s GTA IV?

    #7 5 years ago

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