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NPD reveals best-selling console games of 2008

NPD reveals best-selling console games of 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV is the best selling game of 2008 on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The NPD figures are in and the top five best selling console games of 2008 (so far) have been revealed thanks to a new feature at Gamasutra which has based the announcement on figures from the games sales tracking group, NPD.

The results are an interesting mix of predictable, with Grand Theft Auto IV making an obvious appearance on the PS3 and Xbox 360 list, and surprising.

One thing which does seem interesting though is the growing trend in Wii game sales for games which have a controller attachment to sell very well - as evidenced by four of the top five game in the Wii category. Check out the lists below.

PlayStation 3

Xbox 360
WiiSo, the question is then, how many of these games do you own? Let us know in the forums.

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LeMaltor 24th September 2008, 08:34 Quote
None :D
Paradigm Shifter 24th September 2008, 08:43 Quote
GTA4, MGS4 and GT5:P on the PS3.

....

Quick question... what decides what games you review? What you get sent?
Blademrk 24th September 2008, 09:14 Quote
From that list I've got :
GTA IV (brother bought it last week, but it's not one I'll be playing as I'm not fussed on the GTA games),
Madden '09 (borrowed from a mate in work while he's in China)
Mario Kart and Wii Play
Jamie 24th September 2008, 09:40 Quote
I bought Call of Duty 4 twice, don't own any of the others though.
Tyrmot 24th September 2008, 10:09 Quote
Out of all 10 of those games (admittedly a fair bit of crossover of course) for 360 & PS3 there is *one* (Army of Two) which is not a sequel.... sad days?
lewchenko 24th September 2008, 11:26 Quote
Isnt NPD USA only ?

Last week there was a story about 6 Million Xbox 360's sold in Europe, and god knows how many wii's / PS3's. The owners of these must rack up some substantial software sales too.

NPD looks at console and software sales with one eye shut, and the other eye half covered with a patch.
Zeus-Nolan 24th September 2008, 12:02 Quote
I've got GTA4, MGS4 and COD4 all for ps3 hmm 4 seams to be the number to buy
roshan 24th September 2008, 12:39 Quote
Why can they port Metal Gear Solid 4 for PC?
roshan 24th September 2008, 12:40 Quote
Sorry spelling mistake!!!!!!!
Why cant they port Metal Gear Solid 4 for PC?
TreeDude 24th September 2008, 12:47 Quote
I just recently got a 360 so I only have GTA4 off of that list. I can't bring myself to buy COD4 on a console and the PC version is still too expensive.
Narishma 24th September 2008, 15:01 Quote
You should note that these numbers are only for North America.
shigllgetcha 24th September 2008, 15:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewchenko
Last week there was a story about 6 Million Xbox 360's sold in Europe, and god knows how many wii's / PS3's. The owners of these must rack up some substantial software sales too.

i think the ratio a few months ago was 5.5 games per xbox sold
biebiep 24th September 2008, 16:51 Quote
Army of Two *love*
devdevil85 24th September 2008, 19:55 Quote
So no exclusives on 360's list? Was it possible for there to be? Is that a bad thing?
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