UKIE reveals best-selling video games of 2010

10 January 2011- London, United Kingdom – Call of Duty: Black Ops ends year as best selling video game of 2010.

Last year, 2010, turned into a sensational 12 months for Activision as Call of Duty: Black Ops ended the year as the best-selling video game topping the coveted 2010 All Formats Chart, according to data released today by UKIE (compiled by GfK Chart-Track).

Call of Duty: Black Ops has continued to set new records since its release in November last year, grossing more than £113.8 million in its first week of sales, the biggest grossing week of all time for video games software. Ubisoft also had a strong year, with Just Dance, Just Dance 2 and Assassins Creed: Brotherhood all featuring in the year’s best-selling All Format chart, alongside two games from Nintendo.

FIFA 11 remained popular with UK gamers in 2010, finishing second in the All Formats Chart and achieving a top two place on the PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as finishing the year as the best selling game on the PSP. As well as reaching number 3 in the All-Formats chart, Just Dance was the best selling Wii game of 2010. The Number One seller of the Nintendo DS chart was Professor Layton and the Lost Future, replicating last year’s success for Professor Layton and the Lost Village.

Michael Rawlinson, Director General of UKIE said, “2010 was another strong year for the video games industry, with record breaking sales figures from games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops. 2010 also saw casual gaming really take off, particularly on social networking sites and on mobile phones. With more video games than ever before being played, on an ever growing range of games consoles, PCs, mobile phones, mobile devices and internet enabled TVs, the industry has widened beyond all expectations and will continue to expand exponentially in 2011.”

2010 All Formats Chart

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  2. FIFA 11
  3. Just Dance
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Wii Fit Plus
  6. Just Dance 2
  7. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  8. Wii Sports Resort
  9. Halo: Reach
  10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

2010 Nintendo Wii Chart

  1. Just Dance
  2. Wii Fit Plus
  3. Just Dance 2
  4. Wii Sports Resort
  5. New Super Mario Bros WII

2010 Sony PlayStation 3 Chart

  1. Call Of Duty: Black Ops
  2. FIFA 11
  3. Gran Turismo 5
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

2010 XBox 360 Chart

  1. Call Of Duty: Black Ops
  2. FIFA 11
  3. Halo: Reach
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

2010 Nintendo DS Chart

  1. Professor Layton And The Lost Future
  2. New Super Mario Bros
  3. Art Academy
  4. Pokemon Soulsilver
  5. Mario Kart DS

2010 Sony PSP Chart

  1. FIFA 11
  2. LittleBigPlanet
  3. Gran Turismo
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
  5. Fifa 10

2010 PC Chart

  1. Football Manager 2011
  2. Football Manager 2010
  3. The Sims 3
  4. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  5. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

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About UKIE
The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or UKIE is a trade body that represents the whole of the UK’s video games and wider interactive entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 (and formerly known as ELSPA), UKIE’s membership includes games publishers, developers and the academic institutions that support the industry.

UKIE works with government to champion a range of issues including age ratings, education and skills, tax incentives and protecting intellectual property rights. It also works with the media to ensure true and accurate representation of the sector by raising awareness of the industry’s positive economic contribution and the societal benefits of gaming to policy makers, regulators and consumers.

One of UKIE’s key roles is to support its members by providing them with key market information, promoting careers and offering the business support services, training and best-practice knowledge to enable them to operate most effectively.

In addition, UKIE works with GfK Chart-Track to compile weekly, monthly and annual retail charts and sales reports for the UK market.