Top US Sellers of 2011 Include Modern "Warfare 3", "Skyrim" and "Just Dance 3"

Top US Sellers of 2011 Include Modern "Warfare 3", "Skyrim" and "Just Dance 3"

NPD today released US sales data from 2011, and unsurprisingly, Modern Warfare 3 took the top spot, with Just Dance 3, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, and Madden 12 rounding out the top ten. Here's the rest:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
  2. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)
  3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
  4. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC) - Electronic Arts
  5. Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC)
  7. Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)
  8. Gears of War 3 (360)
  9. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
  10. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC)

The December chart has a few differences:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
  2. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)
  3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
  4. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
  5. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  6. Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2)
  7. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC)
  8. NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, PC)
  9. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
  10. Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)

We would never have predicted that Just Dance 3 would sell more than Skyrim, but Modern Warfare 3's dominance shouldn't surprise anyone. It just proves once again that it's a game's first few weeks of sale that matter most, considering how late in the year many of these titles showed up. And the holiday release window really is the most profitable.

Are there any other surprises in there? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

Tags: modern-warfare-3, npd, 2011, just-dance-3, the-elder-scrolls-skyrim
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