The Top 100 Selling Games of the Last 12 Months

Next-Generation has compiled the top selling 100 games from the last year across North America and  Europe, including sales figures.
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100. Ninja Gaiden Sigma
PS3 Exclusive
470K
88%
June/Action
Tecmo/Team Ninja
Gavin Ogden (GamesRadar): “Once mastered, you’ll find an immersive action romp full of original challenges, incredible environments and interesting characters. This game might have been around for years, but the intensity of the gameplay has yet to be bettered.”

99. Cooking Mama: Cook Off
Wii Exclusive
470K
61%
March/Other (Cooking)
Majesco/Office Create
Sterling McGarvey (GameSpy): “Simple exercises, such as rolling pasta dough, become torturous experiences, not because the game itself is challenging, per se, but largely because the controls don’t feel precise or intuitive enough for the nature of the gameplay.”
98. Naruto: Ninja Council 3
DS Exclusive
470K
57%
May/License
D3Publisher/Eighting
D.F. Smith (G4 TV): “It seems like the developer started with that good idea, but couldn’t figure out how to make the details work — how to design levels that worked with the controls, instead of constantly getting in the way.”

97. NASCAR 08
PS2/PS3/X360
490K
56%
July/License
EA/EA Tiburon
Sam Bishop (IGN): “…NASCAR’s underlying experience is so incredibly average. With so many amazing racing games, from sims to arcade crash-a-thons, NASCAR 08 no longer fills a niche larger than the actual sport, and while that may be good enough for die-hard fans of the sport, it’s definitely not going to satisfy casual racing fans.”
96. EA Playground
Wii/DS
500K
66%
October/Other (Party)
EA/EA Canada
Chris Antista (GamesRadar): “Cynical adults will write it off, and rightly so, but the fact that each of the well designed games offers multiplayer support could mean that Playground will be around much longer than we expected.”

95. Turok
X360/PS3
500K
69%
February/Shooter
Touchstone/Propaganda Games
Xbox World 360 (CVG): “Basically, it’s just extremely generic and has that ‘safe’ feel about its design that suggests that its spent more time with the marketers than it has the artists.”

 

94. Bee Movie Game
DS/Wii/PS2/X360/PC
530K
58%
October/License
Activision/Beenox (PS2/X360/PC), Smart Bomb (Wii), Vicarious Visions (DS)
Frank Provo (GameSpot): “You could argue that the reason the game is simple and short is because it’s geared toward young kids. While there’s some merit to that argument, it really doesn’t explain why the overall design and presentation are so underwhelming.”

93. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
PS3 (other versions came out earlier and are not counted here)
530K
93%
March/RPG
Bethesda/Bethesda
Joe Rybicki (1Up): “But if you don’t own a 360 or a high-end gaming PC, I have this piece of advice for you: Run — do not walk, run — to your local game retailer and buy this game.”

92. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Wii Exclusive
540K
75%
November/Shooter (Rail Shooter)
Capcom/Capcom, cavia
Michael Gapper  (GamesRadar): “A slow start makes way for more intense action on later levels, and though it never feels like an all-out shooter or a true RE experience, it occasionally touches on both.”


91. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
PC Exclusive Expansion Pack
540K
74%
September/Other (Simulation)
EA/EA Redwood Shores
Andrew Park (GameSpot): “Obsessive Sims 2 fans will probably want the expansion for the collection-based gameplay and the prospect of bonus want slots; casual Sims 2 fans should enjoy just getting out of the house and taking a holiday.”

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