NPD Lists Top-Selling Console and Handheld Games Since 1995

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 19, 2010 4:30pm PST We reported NPD Group's list of 2009's top-selling games just a few days ago, but IndustryGamers has released a list of the top-selling games according to the NPD dating back to 1995, when the group first began tracking sales data.

IndustryGamers notes that the list of games has been compiled by title, rather than individual SKU's, meaning that sales for all platforms are lumped into a single result for multiplatform offerings. This makes the appearance of the three Wii-exclusives even more impressive, though it's also worth noting that Wii Play, Wii Fit, and Mario Kart all come bundled with peripherals. In Wii Play's case, it came packaged with a Wii-mote for only about $10 more than it would cost to buy the controller by itself, a fact which surely had a positive impact on sales.

NPD's Best Unit Sales by Title (since 1995)
  1. Wii Play
  2. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  5. Wii Fit
  6. Mario Kart w/ Wheel
  7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  8. Madden NFL '07
  9. Call of Duty: World at War
  10. Namco Museum
The list includes games for consoles and handhelds, but doesn't include PC titles. All of the data relates to sales in the United States.

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