Apparently in 2009, Nintendo Sold a Lot on Amazon
Amazon.com has compiled a list which represents what sold best during the year of 2009 in their videogame category. The big winner would have to be Nintendo — nine of the top ten things sold last year, were a Nintendo product. We should note that it is not just a game title that Amazon considered, but they also took in account accessories as well, and we all know the Wii has a ton of those.
The top three were not even a game; the Wii system, a Wiimote controller and the Wii MotionPlus accessory are listed respectively. The first game to be on the list is Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros. Wii at number four, followed by the Wii Nunchuck controller, and the expansion pack Wii Fit Plus with the Balance Board chimed, in at number six. The heavily marketed Wii Sports Resort stands at number seven, with the original Wii Fit right behind it. The first non-Nintendo product to be included on the list is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the Xbox 360 at number nine, but than amazingly Mario Kart for the Wii is next to that.
The first time Sony even has something on the list, is at number 11, which is nothing more than the Dualshock 3 controller. The first game by Sony was Modern Warfare 2, but sadly is listed at number 13.
Obviously these numbers are only for the online retailer Amazon.com and does not actually speak for the industry as a whole in 2009. But this list does prove Nintendo has experienced another great year, while their competitors are still playing catchup and last year might have proven to be the final nail in the coffin.
After the jump, check out the top 20.
1.) Wii System
4.) New Super Mario Bros. Wii
5.) Nunchuck Controller
6.) Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board
7.) Wii Sports Resort
8.) Wii Fit
9.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)
10.) Mario Kart Wii
11.) PlayStation 3 DualShock 3
12.) Wii Play with Wiimote
13.) Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
14.) Official Nintendo Wii Wheel
15.) Assassin’s Creed II (Xbox 360)
16.) Halo 3: ODST
17.) PlayStation 3 Slim 120 GB Model
18.) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
19.) EA Sports Active
20.) Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360)