Train2Game students are evidently aware that 2010 was a huge year for the games industry, and everyone has their own opinion as to what were the top games. Of course, debate will continue to rage across the internet – including the Train2Game forum – but now Interactive Entertainment body UKIE has revealed the UK’s top selling games of 2010.
Train2Game students probably won’t be too surprised about what title was at the top of the list…Yes, it was that little game you might have heard of called Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Activision’s flagship title has sold over three million copies in the UK, with almost half of those sales coming in the first 24 hours. Call of Duty: Black Ops has held the Number One spot in the UK All Formats Chart for eight weeks. It currently sits in third, the games lowest position in the All Formats Chart since its massive release in November.
Current chart topper FIFA 11 was the second biggest selling game of 2010, which is again rather unsurprising given its record breaking amount of worldwide sales. Both the Number 1 and Number 2 best selling games of 2010 have received plenty of discussion on the Train2Game forum and the Train2Game Facebook page.
Just Dance was the third best selling game of 2010 and is one of four dancing or fitness games to make the top ten. The others are Wii Fit Plus (5th) Just Dance 2 (6th) and Wii Sports resort (8th)
Rockstars’ Red Dead Redemption was the fourth biggest selling game of the year, while Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – reported by the Train2Game blog to be one of the biggest surprises of the year – was 2010’s seventh biggest selling video game.
Xbox 360 exclusive shooter Halo: Reach – which made $200 million worldwide during its first day on sale – was the ninth biggest selling game of the year. The top ten is rounded out by Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
UKIE Director General Micheal Rawlinson said the games industry is ever growing, something that’ll please students on Train2Game courses!
“2010 was another strong year for the video games industry, with record breaking sales figures from games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops. 2010 also saw casual gaming really take off, particularly on social networking sites and on mobile phones. With more video games than ever before being played, on an ever growing range of games consoles, PCs, mobile phones, mobile devices and internet enabled TVs, the industry has widened beyond all expectations and will continue to expand exponentially in 2011.”
The full 2010 All-Formats Top Ten is as follows:
1: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
2: FIFA 11 (EA)
3: Just Dance (Ubisoft)
4: Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two)
5: Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
6: Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
7: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
8: Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
9: Halo: Reach (Microsoft)
10: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the Top Ten of 2010? Does it show a games industry that’s very healthy? Or do you think the list is too unsurprising? And what are your thoughts about almost half of the best selling games being casual titles?
As usual, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.