Nintendo dominates 2008 UK game sales


Mario Kart Wii was a popular title for the Brits and their neighbors, as sales data shows it to be the best-selling game in the UK under the category of "individual SKU" during 2008, topping a list that is comprised mainly of games available only on Nintendo gaming systems. Considering how many amazing games released over the course of this year, we believe this to be quite the achievement

The Wii is just so darn popular over there. So popular, in fact, that the top 5 best-selling games for the year were all on Nintendo platforms. Coming in at the second spot was Wii Fit, followed by Wii Play, Brain Training on DS, and our favorite game to poke fun at, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. Full list is past the break.

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Top 10 "Individual SKUs" of 2008:
1. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) -- Nintendo
2. Wii Fit (Wii) -- Nintendo
3. Wii Play (Wii) -- Nintendo
4. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS) -- Nintendo
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) -- Sega
6. GTA IV (360) -- Rockstar
7. GTA IV (PS3) -- Rockstar
8. Call of Duty: World at War (360) -- Activision
9. Carnival Funfair (Wii) -- 2K
10. FIFA 09 (360) -- EA

Top 10 "all formats" of 2008:
1. FIFA 09 -- EA
2. Mario Kart Wii -- Nintendo
3. GTA IV -- Rockstar
4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games -- Sega
5. Wii Fit -- Nintendo
6. Call of Duty: World at War -- Activision
7. Wii Play -- Nintendo
8. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training -- Nintendo
9. Lego Indiana Jones -- LucasArts
10. Carnival Funfair -- 2K

[Via Gamasutra]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.