Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been named as the best selling game of 2009 in the UK – despite not hitting the market until mid-November.
The news comes from ELSPA and GfK-ChartTrack's official 2009 Charts.
Other successes included EA's FIFA series, with FIFA 10 claiming second place in the listings and FIFA 09 snatching tenth. There was also a strong showing from Nintendo, with Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus claiming third, fourth and fifth respectively.
The phenomenal success of Modern Warfare 2 was undoubtedly one of the leading entertainment stories of year and firmly established videogames as one of the leading forms of entertainment in the UK,” ELSPA director general Michael Rawlinson stated.
There is no doubt that 2009 belonged to Activision, but it was a strong year for many software developers and publishers.
The rise of family-orientated, multiplayer games in 2009 also demonstrates how videogames have expanded into new genres finding fresh audiences. If nothing else, last year confirmed that we are now a nation of enthusiastic and energetic gamers here in Britain.”
Here's the chart in full (UPDATED from Top Ten to Top 20). To check out the format-by-format breakdown, click here:
2009 ALL FORMATS CHART
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. FIFA 10
3. Wii Sports Resort
4. Wii Fit
5. Wii Fit Plus
6. Assassin's Creed II
7. Mario Kart Wii
8. Mario & Sonic At Olympic Winter Games
9. Call Of Duty: World At War
10. FIFA 09
11. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
12. Wii Play
13. Professor Layton And The Curious Village
14. Forza Motorsport 3
15. Lego Batman: The Videogame
16. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
17. Need For Speed: Shift
18. Resident Evil 5
19. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
20. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games