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Madden is best global seller in Q3

Wii Fit, Pokemon Platinum and Force Unleashed all in top five

Sales data from Top Global Markets reveals that Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 09 was the best selling game for the third quarter July to September 2008.

The game sold 2,994,000 units in the US, Japan and the UK combined, beating Nintendo's Wii Fit which sold 2,089,000 units.

LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed managed to shift 1,738,000 copies, while Nintendo's Pokemon Platinum sold an impressive 1,482,000 units despite only being released in Japan during the quarter.

The third quarter 2008 top 5 videogames according to Top Global Markets follow:

  • Madden NFL 09
  • Total: 2,994,000
  • US: 2,958,000
  • UK: 35,000
  • Japan: 1,000
  • Wii Fit
  • Total: 2,089,000
  • US: 1,283,000
  • UK: 460,000
  • Japan: 346,000
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Total: 1,738,000
  • US: 1,417,000
  • UK: 321,000
  • Japan: N/A
  • Pokemon Platinum
  • Total: 1,482,000
  • US: N/A
  • UK: N/A
  • Japan: 1,482,000
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Total: 1,468,000
  • US: 856,000
  • UK: 394,000
  • Japan: 218,000

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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