Number munchers: The top-selling console games of the year detailed

The NPD Group and Gamasutra have teamed up to reveal the top five best-selling games for the three major consoles. While there are still a reasonable amount of big-budget titles on the horizon, it’s interesting to see which games have been the most popular with consumers thus far.

For the PlayStation 3, the top sellers were Grand Theft Auto IV, Metal Gear Solid 4, Call of Duty 4, Madden NFL 09, and Gran Turismo 5: Prologue. Nothing too out of the ordinary, if you ask me.

Similarly, GTA IV was the highest selling Xbox 360 title, followed by CoD 4, Madden NFL 09, Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, and finally Army of Two. It’s surprising to see how well Army of Two performed, but then again, a good marketing campaign can really go a long way.

It should come as no surprise that Super Smash Bros. Brawl was numero uno on the Wii; the game prints money, don’t cha know? Next up there’s Mario Kart, then Wii Play, Wii Fit, and lastly, Guitar Hero III.

Is anyone else getting the feeling that some of the aforementioned games will be pushed down the list after the fall onslaught?

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