Global Yearly Chart

The year's top-selling games at retail ranked by unit sales

Yearly Chart Index
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2008  >

Pos Game Weeks Yearly Total
1
39,201,692
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
111 21,842,013 39,201,692
2
13,240,596
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
39 13,240,596 13,240,596
3
13,563,157
Wii Fit (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
58 12,684,441 13,563,157
4
20,743,445
Wii Play (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
110 11,803,775 20,743,445
5
7,918,031
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
49 7,918,031 7,918,031
6
6,663,769
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Capcom, Action
36 6,663,769 6,663,769
7
5,570,776
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Capcom, Action
36 5,570,776 5,570,776
8
16,485,645
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
190 5,408,016 16,485,645
9
17,420,795
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
138 4,841,639 17,420,795
10
21,623,290
Nintendogs (DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
194 4,614,988 21,623,290
11
13,689,119
Mario Kart DS (DS)
Nintendo, Racing
164 4,580,397 13,689,119
12
4,268,378
Call of Duty: World at War (X360)
Activision, Shooter
8 4,268,378 4,268,378
13
4,223,193
Gears of War 2 (X360)
Microsoft, Shooter
9 4,223,193 4,223,193
14
13,022,246
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
158 4,096,651 13,022,246
15
3,980,134
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
Konami, Action
30 3,980,134 3,980,134
16
6,461,712
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
61 3,951,960 6,461,712
17
3,796,912
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)
Nintendo, Sports
51 3,796,912 3,796,912
18
16,323,985
Pokemon Diamond / Pearl Version (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
120 3,331,630 16,323,985
19
5,457,759
Mario Party DS (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
61 3,176,310 5,457,759
20
7,442,471
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
62 3,058,162 7,442,471
21
6,836,442
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (X360)
Activision, Shooter
61 2,942,658 6,836,442
22
4,130,722
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Darkness (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
69 2,810,206 4,130,722
23
2,767,350
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
Capcom, Role-Playing
41 2,767,350 2,767,350
24
2,676,645
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (X360)
Activision, Adventure
31 2,676,645 2,676,645
25
3,342,831
Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)
Nintendo, Shooter
59 2,578,600 3,342,831
26
3,916,943
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii)
Activision, Misc
62 2,575,777 3,916,943
27
2,572,405
Call of Duty: World at War (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
8 2,572,405 2,572,405
28
2,726,282
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
56 2,562,905 2,726,282
29
2,526,494
Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)
Activision, Misc
28 2,526,494 2,526,494
30
2,475,078
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
Nintendo, Simulation
7 2,475,078 2,475,078
31
2,336,549
Fable II (X360)
Microsoft, Role-Playing
11 2,336,549 2,336,549
32
2,300,227
Kung Fu Panda (X360)
Activision, Platform
31 2,300,227 2,300,227
33
2,295,013
Pokemon Platinum Version (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
17 2,295,013 2,295,013
34
4,091,371
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
61 2,229,854 4,091,371
35
6,177,858
Mario Party 8 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
84 2,220,514 6,177,858
36
2,176,311
Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii)
Activision, Misc
10 2,176,311 2,176,311
37
2,136,582
Wii Music (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
12 2,136,582 2,136,582
38
2,128,687
Madden NFL 09 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
21 2,128,687 2,128,687
39
8,882,319
Halo 3 (X360)
Microsoft, Shooter
67 2,046,996 8,882,319
40
2,723,609
Carnival Games (Wii)
Take-Two Interactive, Misc
71 2,023,452 2,723,609
41
2,311,136
Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends (DS)
505 Games, Simulation
60 1,967,626 2,311,136
42
3,827,444
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (X360)
Activision, Misc
62 1,967,167 3,827,444
43
1,940,470
God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
Capcom, Action
44 1,940,470 1,940,470
44
1,940,281
Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
15 1,940,281 1,940,281
45
1,886,335
Fallout 3 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
10 1,886,335 1,886,335
46
2,477,544
Imagine: Babyz (DS)
Ubisoft, Simulation
63 1,879,122 2,477,544
47
1,822,248
LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
10 1,822,248 1,822,248
48
1,805,964
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
42 1,805,964 1,805,964
49
2,395,952
Imagine: Fashion Designer (DS)
Ubisoft, Simulation
63 1,775,198 2,395,952
50
1,813,217
Game Party (Wii)
Midway Games, Misc
58 1,705,051 1,813,217
51
2,615,005
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PSP)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
99 1,698,660 2,615,005
52
3,414,493
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
84 1,697,973 3,414,493
53
1,690,136
FIFA Soccer 09 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
14 1,690,136 1,690,136
54
1,683,217
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
42 1,683,217 1,683,217
55
1,670,048
Sega Superstars Tennis (X360)
Sega, Sports
42 1,670,048 1,670,048
56
3,147,949
MySims (DS)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
68 1,654,667 3,147,949
57
10,343,540
Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
163 1,637,186 10,343,540
58
3,351,787
Assassin's Creed (PS3)
Ubisoft, Adventure
60 1,575,048 3,351,787
59
2,325,856
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
60 1,564,427 2,325,856
60
2,464,644
Personal Trainer: Cooking (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
129 1,507,682 2,464,644
61
N/A
Rock Band (X360)
Unknown, Misc
5 1,503,515 N/A
62
1,502,444
PES 2009: Pro Evolution Soccer (PS3)
Konami, Sports
12 1,502,444 1,502,444
63
1,490,519
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (X360)
LucasArts, Action
16 1,490,519 1,490,519
64
1,475,681
Madden NFL 09 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
21 1,475,681 1,475,681
65
1,460,048
Guitar Hero: World Tour (X360)
Activision, Misc
10 1,460,048 1,460,048
66
1,458,711
Deca Sports (Wii)
Hudson Soft, Sports
42 1,458,711 1,458,711
67
1,455,552
Rhythm Heaven (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
23 1,455,552 1,455,552
68
N/A
Rock Band (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
5 1,443,616 N/A
69
4,248,574
Assassin's Creed (X360)
Ubisoft, Adventure
60 1,442,278 4,248,574
70
2,948,688
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
89 1,425,783 2,948,688
71
7,080,480
Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
215 1,415,803 7,080,480
72
1,407,968
Left 4 Dead (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
7 1,407,968 1,407,968
73
2,151,904
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (DS)
LucasArts, Action
61 1,406,856 2,151,904
74
3,610,332
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
114 1,384,830 3,610,332
75
5,927,718
Big Brain Academy (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
184 1,366,108 5,927,718
76
1,363,813
Army of Two (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
44 1,363,813 1,363,813
77
1,363,253
FIFA Soccer 09 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
14 1,363,253 1,363,253
78
1,973,659
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Wii)
LucasArts, Action
61 1,335,283 1,973,659
79
1,298,946
Rock Band 2 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Misc
16 1,298,946 1,298,946
80
1,287,309
Resistance 2 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
9 1,287,309 1,287,309
81
1,281,078
Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
49 1,281,078 1,281,078
82
3,656,855
Cooking Mama (DS)
505 Games, Simulation
146 1,251,843 3,656,855
83
4,446,585
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
80 1,233,671 4,446,585
84
1,992,067
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
69 1,220,423 1,992,067
85
1,209,507
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
25 1,209,507 1,209,507
86
3,635,814
Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
113 1,196,752 3,635,814
87
1,166,733
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (DS)
Activision, Adventure
31 1,166,733 1,166,733
88
3,203,980
Daxter (PSP)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
147 1,148,903 3,203,980
89
1,901,910
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
99 1,121,909 1,901,910
90
1,120,317
Far Cry 2 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
11 1,120,317 1,120,317
91
1,118,587
Saints Row 2 (X360)
THQ, Action
12 1,118,587 1,118,587
92
1,734,601
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS3)
Activision, Misc
62 1,091,223 1,734,601
93
1,090,855
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii)
LucasArts, Action
16 1,090,855 1,090,855
94
1,083,557
Fallout 3 (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
10 1,083,557 1,083,557
95
1,080,625
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3)
LucasArts, Action
16 1,080,625 1,080,625
96
6,018,483
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP)
Capcom, Action
167 1,077,691 6,018,483
97
N/A
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Wii)
LucasArts, Adventure
5 1,060,982 N/A
98
1,059,176
Devil May Cry 4 (X360)
Capcom, Action
49 1,059,176 1,059,176
99
1,047,270
Wall-E (DS)
THQ, Platform
28 1,047,270 1,047,270
100
1,037,986
SoulCalibur IV (X360)
Ubisoft, Fighting
23 1,037,986 1,037,986

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Global Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
DS 29,663,772(+1%) 93,798,015
Wii 24,188,263(+46%) 43,696,333
PSP 14,048,403(+10%) 46,433,518
X360 10,913,123(+38%) 26,772,474
PS3 10,204,758(+29%) 19,378,853
Total 89,018,319(+19%)  

Global Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
Wii 177,044,396(+137%) 260,313,964
DS 155,417,503(+41%) 369,291,328
X360 108,909,458(+77%) 198,413,677
PS3 88,788,171(+139%) 127,995,128
PSP 48,081,613(+24%) 137,702,412
PC 5,857,447(+101%) N/A
Total 584,098,588(+80%)