Great news! Remember last January, when you attempted to convince friends of your latent psychic ability by writing down the names of the top 10 best-selling games of the following year, when in all actuality, you were just using your knowledge of the gaming industry and its consumers? Well, you were totally right: The NPD Group's recently unveiled ranking of bestsellers looks pretty much how you'd expect, with Call of Duty: Black Ops ringing in at first place, while Madden NFL 11 and Halo: Reach came in at second and third, respectively.

You can check out the rest of the top 10 after the jump, though you could probably fill in the rest of the blanks using raw intuition. Here, give it a try. Yup. Yeah. Uh-huh. Yes, that too. Huh? Split/Second? Nope. Oh, but if wishing made it so.


Annual 2010 Top 10 Games (New Physical Retail only; across all platforms including PC)

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops* (360, PS3, Wii, PC, NDS)
  2. Madden NFL 11 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)
  3. Halo: Reach* (360)
  4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
  5. Red Dead Redemption (360, PS3)
  6. Wii Fit Plus* (Wii)
  7. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
  8. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2* (360, PS3, PC)
  9. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood* (360, PS3)
  10. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, PC)
* (includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.