Madden tops global best-seller list

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Electronic Arts latest game from its long-running American football franchise Madden NFL was officially the world’s biggest-selling videogame during the three months between July and September 2008.

The multi-format Madden NFL 09 sold just under three million copies globally, shifting 2.99 million in the US, but only 35,000 in the UK and 1,000 in Japan.

The sales data, compiled by a monthly report from Top Global Markets, revealed Nintendo’s Wii Fit was the second global best-seller, selling 2.09 million overall, with 1.3 million in the US, 460,000 in the UK and 346,000 in Japan.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was third, with 1.74 million sales overall. An impressive 1.4 million of those was in the US, with 321,000 in the UK. And just behind that was Pokemon Platinum, the world’s fourth biggest seller, which shifted 1.48 million and all in Japan.

Mario Kart Wii completed the top five,  selling 1.46 million overall, with 856,000 in the US, 394,000 in the UK and 218,000 in Japan.

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