These console games each sold over 1 million in 2010

According to NPD sales stats, which track games sales in the USA, video game software sales shrank 5% in 2010 in comparison to the previous year. Worse still, console hardware sales were down 13% year on year.

However, the year was not without its success stories, and there were many games which achieved critical acclaim as well as commercial success. VGCHartz has revealed a list of games which each sold over 1 million copies in 2010.

Interestingly, the PS3 and Wii were tied, with each console boasting 30 games which sold over 1 million units in 2010.

PS3 games which broke 1 million sales in 2010

1. Army of Two (Electronic Arts)
2. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
3. Battlefield: Bad Company (Electronic Arts)
4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
6. Dead Space (Electronic Arts)
7. Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts)
8. FallOut: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
9. FIFA Soccer 11 (Electonic Arts)
10. Fight Night Round 4 (Electronic Arts)
11. God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment)
12. God of War Collection (Sony Computer Entertainment)
13. Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
14. Heavy Rain (Sony Computer Entertainment)
15. Madden NFL 11 (Electronic Arts)
16. MAG: Massive Action Game (Sony Computer Entertainment)
17. Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts)
18. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (Sony Computer Entertainment)
19. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts)
20. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami)
21. Prototype (Activision)
22. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (Sony Computer Entertainment)
23. Red Dead Redemption (RockStar Games)
24. Rock Band 2 (MTV Games)
25. Saint’s Row 2 (THQ)
26. SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals: Confrontation (Sony Computer Entertainment)
27. Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection (Sega)
28. Sports Champions (Sony Computer Entertainment)
29. Tomb Raider: Underworld (Eidos Interactive)
30. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 (THQ)

Wii games which broke 1 million sales in 2010

1. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft)
2. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010 (Activision)
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex (Activision)
4. Disney Sing It (Disney Interactive Studios)
5. Disney Sing It: Pop Hits (Disney Interactive Studios)
6. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo)
7. Endless Ocean (Nintendo)
8. Epic Mickey (Disney Interactive Studios)
9. FIFA Soccer 2008 (Electronic Arts)
10. Gold’s Gym: Cardio Workout (Ubisoft)
11. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision)
12. Hasbro Family Game Night (Electronic Arts)
13. Hasbro Family Game Night 2 (Electronic Arts)
14. High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! (Disney Interactive Studios)
15. Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 (Majesco)
16. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
17. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
18. Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Nintendo)
19. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros. Interactive)
20. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft)
21. Monster 4×4: World Circuit (Ubisoft)
22. Monster Hunter Tri (Capcom)
23. Punch-Out!! (Nintendo)
24. Sega SuperStars Tennis (Sega)
25. Summer Sports: Paradise Island (Ubisoft)
26. Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition (Nintendo)
27. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
28. Toy Story Mania! (Disney Interactive Studios)
29. Wario Land: Shake It! (Nintendo)
30. Wii Party (Nintendo)

The Xbox 360 did not fair quite as well in terms of the variety of games which sold over 1 million copies. 25 games managed to hit the 1 million mark. However, in doing so, it broke the home console record for most million sellers over its lifetime, boasting 113 unique million selling games. Also, overall Xbox 360 software sales were reportedly up year on year.

1. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts)
3. Beatles: Rock Band, The (MTV Games)
4. Bioshock 2 (2K Games)
5. Bully: Scholarship Edition (RockStar Games)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
7. Dance Central (MTV Games)
8. Dead Space (Electronic Arts)
9. Fable III (Microsoft Game Studios)
10. FallOut: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
11. FIFA Soccer 11 (Electronic Arts)
12. Final Fantasy XIII (Square-Enix)
13. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Activision)
14. Halo: Reach (Microsoft Game Studios)
15. Kinect Adventures! (Microsoft Game Studios)
16. Kinect Sports (Microsoft Game Studios)
17. Madden NFL 11 (Electonic Arts)
18. Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
19. Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts)
20. Mercinaries 2: World in Flames (Electronic Arts)
21. Mirror’s Edge (Electronic Arts)
22. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts)
23. Red Dead Redemption (RockStar Games)
24. Skate 2 (Electronic Arts)
25. Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft)

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