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Modern Warfare 2 is best-selling UK game of 2009, says ELSPA

Wednesday, 13th January 2010 13:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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ELSPA’s confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 was the best-selling game of 2009, followed by FIFA 10 and Wii Sports Resort.

No specific sales figures were given to the top 20 games on the list, but Infinity Ward’s shooter did rake £67 million in its opening week back in November, selling 1.7 million units in Britain during that period.

Since its launch, the game has remained number one for nine consecutive weeks, and is the third biggest game in the UK ever.

FIFA 10 meanwhile was the second biggest launch ever in the UK – until the release of MW2 anyways – with over 1.7 million units sold across Europe in its first week.

Wii Sports Resort has sold 5 million units since it went on sale in July of last year in Europe, it was recently revealed by Nintendo.

Full top 20 below.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  2. FIFA 10
  3. Wii Sports Resort
  4. Wii Fit
  5. Wii Fit Plus
  6. Assassin’s Creed II
  7. Mario Kart Wii
  8. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
  9. Call Of Duty: World At War
  10. FIFA 09
  11. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  12. Wii Play
  13. Professor Layton And The Curious Village
  14. Forza Motorsport 3
  15. Lego Batman: The Videogame
  16. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  17. Need For Speed: Shift
  18. Resident Evil 5
  19. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training
  20. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

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16 Comments

  1. Psychotext

    Go go Prof Layton!

    Where’s Uncharted? As I recall it was selling similar numbers to Forza.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I’ve got five of those. And they’re mostly Wii games. :-o

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Shockingly, Uncharted 2 was fifth in the PS3 listings.

    Obviously, MW2 was number one, but you’d think it was second at least.

    Killzone 2 even beat it in fourth.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    6 for me out of those Blerk. (and yeah, mostly Wii games too. 8O )

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Uncharted 2 fell out of the top 10 quite quickly, whereas Forza clung on for dear life until Christmas. I’m guessing they sold similar amounts initially but Forza had better legs. If you’ll pardon the expression.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    @JC: Where are you seeing the PS3 listings? Is there a link?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Robo_1

    You have to wonder what more Sony can do to get people buying their games. Uncharted 2 has pretty much swept up every game of the year award it’s possible to get, and people are still, “meh, I’ll get it when it’s cheaper”, I mean WTF.

    I mean just look at the MW2 sales, gamers can be such tedious sheep.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    @Psycho: Tut! :-D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Thanks.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    PT – The figures we got (more professionally, it has to be said ;)) were from the PR ELSPA sent over.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. NiceFellow

    Amazing Uncharted 2 isn’t in there. Such a good game and astonishingly well received, I’m actually somewhat embarrassed UK gamers haven’t actually invested in it.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. The Hindle

    Uncharted 2 had a sales surge as its now at 15 in the Uk charts so word is starting to get around. But yea its a mystery why Sonys games dont sell big numbers. Im shocked only one Microsoft game is in there i mean no Halo Odst

    #12 5 years ago
  13. ruckus

    DS(1) Wii(4) 360(2) out of that.
    \o/ goes to Wii Sports resort.

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    ^ Resident Evil 5

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ruckus

    Bollox – googled c&p ascii art fail :(

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    I thought that worked surprisingly well. :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Petulant Radish

    It looks like a turkey to me. If I was on acid anyway, still a turkey mind, just a mental one that wants to eat my eyes.

    #16 5 years ago

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