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 Written by John Scalzo  on February 03, 2009

News: And Wii Play didn't even make the top five.



The NPD Group (USA), GfK Chart-Track Limited (UK) and Enterbrain (Japan) have released their joint report detailing the bestselling games in the entire world in 2008.

In a stunning upset, Wii Play is no where to be seen, but a Wii game still takes the top spot. Mario Kart Wii, which played second fiddle to Super Smash Bros. Brawl while both games were still in development, sold a total of 8.94 million copies in 2008. That breaks down to five million copies in the US, two million in Japan and a shade under two million in the UK.

Here are the top five bestselling games in the entire world in 2008:

1. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Total: 8.94 million
USA: 5 million
Japan: 2 million
UK: 1.94 million



2. Wii Fir (Wii)
Total: 8.31 million
USA: 4.55 million
Japan: 2.15 million
UK: 1.61 million

3. Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Total: 7.29 million
USA: 5.18 million
Japan: 256,000
UK: 1.85 million

4. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Total: 6.32 million
USA: 4.17 million
Japan: 1.75 million
UK: 404,000

5. Call of Duty: World at War (DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
Total: 5.89 million
USA: 4.46 million
Japan: Not Released
UK: 1.43 million



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