NPD Group Reveals America's 2011 Best-Sellers

Where's Nintendo?

After we brought you the UK's best-selling games of 2011, the NPD Group has revealed the biggest sellers for the United States.

In a truly shocking event, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 outsold the rest, but Ubisoft's rival juggernaut threequel Just Dance 3 edged into second place.

As with the UK charts, there are no Nintendo-published games in the full-year top ten, though Ubisoft's Wii-exclusive Just Dance 2 came in at number nine.

Full-Year 2011 Top 10 Retail Games

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
2. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)
3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
4. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
5. Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC)
7. Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)
8. Gears of War 3 (360)
9. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
10. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC)

In the month of December Nintendo's big portable releases snuck inside the top ten — Mario Kart 7 grabbed fourth while Super Mario 3D Land climbed up to ninth place after missing the top ten in its first month.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would have placed at number ten if the chart used single SKUs, instead of combining sales for games that are released on multiple platforms.

December 2011 Top 10 Retail Games

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
2. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)
3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
4. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
5. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
6. Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2)
7. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC)
8. NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, PC)
9. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
10. Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)

[via eurogamer.net]

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