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 Written by John Scalzo  on January 21, 2009

News: Yes, really.



The NPD Group has released their year end list of the top five bestselling games of the year and Wii Play stands atop the heap. Yes, the Wii Play that was released in 2007 was the bestselling game of 2008.



The year end list is a "multiplatform list" that combines the sales each game received on each platform it was released on. So Wii Play managed to top Madden NFL 09, which was released in an astonishing eleven different configurations. The multiplatform list also includes retail sales of the PC version, if there is one.

So with that, the top five of 2008 is...

1. Wii Play - 5.28 million
Released on: Wii

2. Madden NFL 09 - 5.25 million
Released on: DS, PS2, PS3, PS3 (XX Years Collector's Edition), PS3 (Spanish Edition), PSP, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 (XX Years Collector's Edition), Xbox 360 (Spanish Edition)

3. Grand Theft Auto IV - 5.22 million
Released on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

4. Mario Kart Wii - 5.00 million
Released on: Wii

5. Call of Duty: World at War - 4.63 million
Released on: DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360



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