Nintendo dominates 2011 European sales charts

Ten of the 20 best-selling games in Europe this year have been published on Nintendo formats.

The platform holder revealed the top-selling games for the first nine months of 2011 in Europe, the US and Japan as part of its half-year financial results briefing. The data was taken from GfK International, NPD and MediaCreate research, according to GamaSutra.

In Europe, Wii and DS accounted for ten of the top 20 games and seven of the Top Ten, including six consecutive games between No.2 and No.7. The highest ranking title was Nintendo’s Wii Sports Resort – second only to FIFA 12 on PS3.

Other Nintendo-based games included Pokmon Black and White, Wii Party, Wii Fit Plus, Mario Kart Wii, and New Super Mario Bros (both on Wii and DS), as well as third party hits Zumba Fitness and Just Dance 2. No 3DS titles made the Top 20.

Japan was the format holder’s second best-performing market, with eight Wii, DS and 3DS titles in the Top 20, led by Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional on DS at No.3.

The US was only slightly behind with seven Wii and DS titles in the Top 20 best-selling games of January to September 2011. Ubisoft topped this chart with Just Dance 2 on Wii, followed by Nintendo’s Pokmon White in second place.

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