The NPD Group has released their lists of the best selling new Wii and DS games for 2010, and they show strong performances of third party titles across both systems. The list only includes titles that launched last year.
Most of the games on this list are indeed third party games, although Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and all three DS Pokémon games released this year in North America (HeartGold, SoulSilver, and Ranger 3) all made the list as well.
You can check out the top 10 best sellers for both the Wii and the DS after the jump.
The full Wii list according to the NPD is as follows:
1. Just Dance 2
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Donkey Kong Country Returns
4. Disney Epic Mickey
5. Michael Jackson: The Experience
6. uDraw Studio
7. Wipeout: The Game
8. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
10. Wii Party
The full DS list is as follows:
1. Pokémon SoulSilver
2. Pokémon HeartGold
3. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
4. Super Scribblenauts
5. Toy Story 3
6. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
7. Zhu Zhu Pets
8. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
9. Sonic Colors
10. Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Do any of the games on the list surprise you?
(Source: Nintendo World Report)