NPD Reveals Platform-Specific 2010 New Game Charts

The NPD group has released a more detailed list of 2010's best-selling games per platform, Gamasutra reports, featuring a breakdown for all home consoles and handheld systems. We saw a similar physical sales top-ten chart last month, but it combined platforms and included games from previous years, so these new figures give more specificity.

The full breakdown per console is below, but a few points of interest jump out at us. Now that Mass Effect 2 is coming to the PlayStation 3, both it and the Xbox 360 have only two console-exclusives listed in their top 10. Notable absences include the PS3-exclusive Heavy Rain, and any Kinect games--the latter coming as a surprise considering Microsoft's boast that the peripheral has been a commercial smash hit.

God of War was popular, appearing on both the PS3 (God of War 3) and PSP (God of War: Ghost of Sparta) lists. And though Nintendo is often called out for dominating with its first-party software, the same could be said of Sony taking 4/10 on PSP and 2/10 on PS3.

Check out the full list by platform:

PlayStation 3

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision-Blizzard)
  2. Madden NFL 11 (EA)
  3. God of War 3 (Sony)
  4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
  5. Final Fantasy XIII (Square-Enix)
  6. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports)
  7. Gran Turismo 5 (Sony)
  8. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  9. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
  10. Medal of Honor (EA)


  1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
  2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
  3. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo)
  4. Disney Epic Mickey (Disney)
  5. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft)
  6. uDraw Studio (THQ)
  7. Wipeout: The Game (Activision-Blizzard)
  8. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros)
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision-Blizzard)
  10. Wii Party (Nintendo)

Xbox 360

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision-Blizzard)
  2. Halo: Reach (Microsoft)
  3. Madden NFL 11 (EA)
  4. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
  5. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
  7. Fable 3 (Microsoft)
  8. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports)
  9. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda)
  10. Mass Effect 2 (EA)

Nintendo DS

  1. Pokemon SoulSilver (Nintendo)
  2. Pokemon HeartGold (Nintendo)
  3. Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (Nintendo)
  4. Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros)
  5. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
  6. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros)
  7. Zhu Zhu Pets (Activision-Blizzard)
  8. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo)
  9. Sonic Colors (Sega)
  10. Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Nintendo)

Sony PSP

  1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square-Enix)
  2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami)
  3. Madden NFL 11 (EA)
  4. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
  5. MLB 10: The Show (Sony)
  6. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports)
  7. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony)
  8. ModNation Racers (Sony)
  9. SOCOM: US Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo (Sony)
  10. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 (THQ)