NPD Group reveal this console generation’s highest-grossing games

The NPD Group, a US market research firm, has revealed the highest-grossing videogames released for the current generation of consoles.

The firm passed the data, which ranks games by their gross retail sales, which wasn’t adjusted for inflation, to CNBC. It must be remembered then, that such parameters mean that games bundled with peripherals will have somewhat an advantage here.

It is unsurprising to see the list dominated by the likes of Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock, which sits at the top of the list, further entries in the series also appearing. The first Rock Band from Harmonix also makes the top ten, and is the only title not published by Activision or Nintendo.

Unsurprisingly, the Call of Duty series makes its presence known, with Modern Warfare, its sequel, and Black Ops all hitting the mark.

Nintendo are also able to clinch four places, with Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii.

The full list is as follows:

01. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock (Activision)
02. Call Of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
03. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
04. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
05. Rock Band (MTV Games)
06. Wii Play (Nintendo)
07. Guitar Hero World Tour (Activision)
08. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
09. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
10. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)

[Thanks CNBC via EDGE]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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