Microsoft made its way to the top for the year 2011 on the gaming market through its good old console. Last year was an immense year for Xbox 360, making it as the best selling game console of 2011. If the rumors will be right, the Xbox 720 is perfectly timed this year along with PS4, so don’t be surprised if the Redmond’s giant will be the highlight of the gaming scene of 2012. On top of this we have new games coming out in the span of few months. Who will dominate the Xbox gaming, old or new titles? Let’s take a look at the top 10 best selling Xbox 360 games for 2011 (see also the most pirated games) and let see if the trend will be the same.
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
This First Person Shooter (FPS) game that was released in the mid of the 4th Quarter of 2011, November 8, 2011 to be exact surprisingly got the first place on the list despite the late release. As per Activision, 6.5 million copies were sold only on the first day and 16 days after, they got $1 billion dollar in revenue. Call of Duty: MW 3 also got the 2nd spot on the top 5 most pirated games of 2011.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – $54.86
2. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Skyrim which it is typically called got the 2nd spot on the top best sellers for 2011. Following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, this action role-playing open world video game is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series. It was released also in the mid of 4th Quarter of 2011, 3 days after the release of Call of Duty: MW3.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – $59.96
3. Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 is the 3rd best selling Xbox 360 game for 2011. It is also a First Person Shooter (FPS) game and a direct sequel to 2005’s Battlefield 2 and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. It was released to critical acclaim from most game reviewers and sold 5 million copies on the first week of release. It is also on the third spot on the top pirated games of 2011 with 3,510,000 download.
Battlefield 3 – $49.99
4. Kinect Sports Season 2
Kinect Sports 2 that was released last October 2011 got the 4th spot on the top 10 best sellers for 2011.
Kinect Sports Season 2 – $29.99
5. Just Dance 3
This music video game that allows players dance in the game via the famous motion sensor, Kinect get a hold of 5th spot on the list.
Just Dance 3 – $29.99
6. Halo 3
Halo 3 is also a First Person Shooter (FPS) game and 3rd installment in the Halo franchise. It grossed US$300 million on its first week which made it to the 6th spot on the top 10 best selling Xbox games for 2011.
Halo 3 – $19.16
7. Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 was originally due for release last April 2011 but was delayed and eventually released on September 20, 2011. But despite of the delays, it still got the 7th spot with over one million pre-orders making it one of the most anticipated games of 2011.
Gears of War 3 – $32.50
8. Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row 3 or SR3, made it to the top 10 best selling Xbox game acquiring the 8th spot. It is an action-adventure open world video game that was released last November 2011 and was the third title in the Saint’s Row series after the release of Saints Row 2 in 2008.
Saints Row: The Third – $55.58
9. Fifa 12
Fifa 12 which was the 4th among the list of pirated games of 2011 got the 9th place on the top Xbox best sellers for 2011. After being completely redefined by EA, Fifa 12 was sure to make a big bang in the football gaming industry.
Fifa 12 – $49.99
10. Batman: Arkham City
And for our 10th best selling game for 2011, we have this action-adventure video game Batman: Arkham City. It is the sequel to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. DC has made a huge success even if many fans thought that DC could not make another great title after the Batman Arkham Asylum breakthrough.
Batman: Arkham City – $49.96