Maybe you haven’t noticed yet, but 2010 is almost over. Yes, for serious. While in most gaming years this might not be anything to take special note of, Modern Warfare 2’s release in 2009 ensured that we’ve had the kind of gaming we’ve always dreamed of, spread out over this current trip around the sun. I honestly can’t remember the last time we’ve had this many great titles to play before September, and maybe there’s never been another year like it.
Because there’s lots to play, there’s clearly a lot of people purchasing games. Yahoo has just released a list of the top 10 selling games of 2010 so far, and you might actually be surprised by a few of the results. Or maybe you are awesome, and you totally will predict everything on the list.
Anyway, feel free to hit the jump to see the full list of best sellers. Because I’m nice like that.
1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
2. Pokemon Silver
3. Red Dead Redemption
4. God of War III
5. Wii Fit Plus
6. Wii Sports Resort
7. Pokemon HeartGold
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
9. Just Dance
10. Super Mario Galaxy 2
I know that Nintendo games sell like really adorable kittens, but I’m still always shocked by just how many of their first party games populate these lists. The guys have the secret sauce that makes people rush out to throw money at them, and I wish I had the formula, because I would die a stupid rich man. Also, I’m shocked that New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports Resort and Modern Warfare 2, all released last year are on this list and thriving over things like Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2 and so forth.
So what do you guys think about this list? Surprised?