Modern Warfare 2 has officially been named the best selling game in the world for 2009. This comes as really no surprise to anyone that has been following the mega hit by Activision and Infinity Ward. The overall numbers are indeed staggering, 11.86m units overall, comprised of 8.82m US sales, 2.80m UK sales and 237,500 Japanese sales. When you think about how overwhelming this is for any game, you have to look at how far MW2 finished ahead of second place Wii Sports Resort which managed a global 7.57m units. One of the best selling games of all time, Modern Warfare 2 was also one of the most marketed games of all time. Looks like it paid off in the end. DualShockers is left to wonder if the numbers would have been as high if gamers had known so many problems would come with the hit? Probably not. Here is the list of best selling games of 2009.
Modern Warfare 2 by Activision and Infinity Ward: 11.86m units overall, comprised of 8.82m US sales, 2.80m UK sales and 237,500 Japanese sales.
Wii Sports Resort by Nintendo: 7.57m units overall , 4.54m US, 1.54m Japan, 1.49m UK
New Super Mario Bros. Wii by Nintendo: 7.41m units overall, 4.23m US, 2.49m Japan, 687,300 UK
Wii Fit Plus by Nintendo: 5.8m overall, 3.53m US, 1.30m Japan, 968,300 UK
Wii Fit by Nintendo: 5.44m overall, 3.60m US, 1.25m UK, 588,300 Japan