UK’s Best Selling Video Games Of 2009

News just broke that Modern Warfare 2 was crowned the UK’s best-selling game of 2009 but what other games filled that list?

50% of the top ten across all formats belonged to the Wii so let’s split those charts up, shall we?


UK’s Biggest-selling PS3 games of 2009:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • FIFA 10
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Killzone 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

UK’s Biggest-selling Xbox 360 games of 2009:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • FIFA 10
  • Forza Motorsport 3
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Halo 3: ODST

Out of both lists, Killzone 2 is the only game that wasn’t released in the past 3-4 months. You’d think that a game, a good one at that, like Killzone 2 would have the advantage due to the fact that it’s been on our shelves since Q1 2009. Obviously the hype surrounding Modern Warfare 2 was always going to push it above everything else but to then see every other top seller being from the last quarter of 2009 is surprising; okay so Halo 3: ODST was September but that makes it the very end of quarter 3.

Does this mean that these games were something special and that it’s all just coincidence, or does this mean that 2009 was a poor year for games?

Source: ELSPA