Fallout 3 on Xbox 360 tops Rentrak's list as the most rented game in 2009. The company's data reveals that the Xbox 360 "dominated" the US rental charts, holding 17 of the top 20 spots. Rentrak states that its tracking system follows "65,000 DVD, Blu-ray Disc and Video Game properties in the brick-and-mortar, online, and kiosk channels across North America."

The original Rentrak release from this morning states that the rankings were based on "spending via US brick-and-mortar rental channel." We followed up with the group, which clarified that this was a typo and the list also includes online rental outlets. That's a good thing, otherwise the list would have been: "The Top 20 game rentals by people who still go to stores to rent their games." Not having online information in there would have made the data a bit ... off. Not to mention, Blockbuster's in-store selection varies greatly. Check out the list after the break.

Top 20 Renting Video Games of 2009

Rank

Platform

Title

Release Date

Distributor Name

Rating

1

X360

X360-Fallout 3

10/28/2008

Bethesda Softworks

M

2

X360

X360-UFC 2009 Undisputed

05/19/2009

THQ

RP

3

X360

X360-Call Of Duty: World At War

11/10/2008

Activision Blizzard

M

4

X360

X360-Resident Evil 5

03/13/2009

Capcom

M

5

X360

X360-Gears Of War 2

11/07/2008

Microsoft

M

6

X360

X360-Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe

11/16/2008

Midway Games

T

7

X360

X360-Left 4 Dead

11/17/2008

EA Games

M

8

X360

X360-Saints Row 2

10/14/2008

THQ

M

9

Wii

Wii-Mario Kart Wii

04/27/2008

Nintendo

E

10

X360

X360-Halo Wars

03/03/2009

Microsoft

T

11

X360

X360-Madden '10 Football

08/14/2009

EA Games

N/A

12

X360

X360-Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

11/10/2009

Activision

M

13

X360

X360-Skate 2

01/21/2009

EA Games

T

14

X360

X360-Street Fighter IV

02/17/2009

Capcom

T

15

X360

X360-Major League Baseball 2K9

03/03/2009

2K Games

E

16

X360

X360-Fable 2

10/21/2008

Microsoft

M

17

X360

X360-Midnight Club: Los Angeles

10/20/2008

Rockstar Games

T

18

Wii

Wii-Super Smash Bros. Brawl

03/09/2008

Nintendo

T

19

Wii

Wii-Mario Party 8

05/29/2007

Nintendo

E

20

X360

X360-Grand Theft Auto IV

04/29/2008

Rockstar Games

M


Source: Rentrak's Home Video Essentials. Rank based on consumer spending via US brick-and-mortar rental channel.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.