Top 5 selling games in 2008 across global markets


NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain have combined video game software sales lists for the respective regions they cover to declare Mario Kart Wii as the top selling game of 2008. Games sales across the "world's three largest games markets" saw an 11% increase, totaling 409.9 million units last year.

Top five selling games for US, UK and Japan combined:
  1. Mario Kart Wii - 8.94 million
  2. Wii Fit - 8.31 million
  3. Grand Theft Auto IV - 7.29 million
  4. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 6.32 million
  5. Call of Duty: World at War - 5.89 million
The rankings are almost identical to Edge's "guesstimate" sales list released last week, which included all of Europe, but not Japan. Overall, the US and UK markets saw increases of 15% and 26%, respectively. The Japanese market saw a 13% decline in software sales, which Enterbrain explains has little to do with the current generation of consoles, but is due to the 46% software sales drop on the PS2. Check out the chart after the break for a regional dissection of the software ranks.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.