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Best-selling Video Games Of 2010 (UK)

If you have not listened to the latest edition of the Platform Nation podcast (Lock and Load) then you will have missed, among other things, the hosts listing their best 5 games of 2010.  As with any personal list, everyone has an opinion but when the official video game sales figures for the United Kingdom were released earlier today we could not help but bring you the news so you could see if either of the Lock and Load hosts (Steve, Scott & Mark) lists were similar.

The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment

In the All Formats Chart, only Red Dead Redemption, Halo:Reach & Battlefield: Bad Company 2 featured on either Steve, Scott or Marks top 5 list.  Neither of the top 3 selling games were mentioned during the podcast, except Call of Duty: Black Ops, but this was only when being mentioned in comparison to Battlefield: Bad Company 2.  FIFA continued its recent dominance over Pro Evolution Soccer and Just Dance was so popular that both it and its sequel made the top 10.

Now that the figures are official, what are your thoughts? Some gamers may complain about ‘shovelware’, or the annual release in a series but for companies wanting to make a profit, there is a very clear message coming from these charts. The UK needs to prepare itself for more sequels and with any luck that will include a Red Dead Redemption one.

2010 All Formats Chart

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  2. FIFA 11
  3. Just Dance
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Wii Fit Plus
  6. Just Dance 2
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  8. Wii Sports Resort
  9. Halo: Reach
  10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

2010 Nintendo Wii Chart

  1. Just Dance
  2. Wii Fit Plus
  3. Just Dance 2
  4. Wii Sports Resort
  5. New Super Mario Bros WII

2010 Sony PlayStation 3 Chart

  1. Call Of Duty: Black Ops
  2. FIFA 11
  3. Gran Turismo 5
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

2010 XBox 360 Chart

  1. Call Of Duty: Black Ops
  2. FIFA 11
  3. Halo: Reach
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

2010 Nintendo DS Chart

  1. Professor Layton And The Lost Future
  2. New Super Mario Bros
  3. Art Academy
  4. Pokemon Soulsilver
  5. Mario Kart DS

2010 Sony PSP Chart

  1. FIFA 11
  2. LittleBigPlanet
  3. Gran Turismo
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
  5. Fifa 10

2010 PC Chart

  1. Football Manager 2011
  2. Football Manager 2010
  3. The Sims 3
  4. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  5. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Source: The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment

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