There were plenty of great games last year, and several unbelievable PlayStation 3 exclusives.
But which of those exclusives topped the retail list in 2010? Was it Quantic Dream's masterful Heavy Rain , which topped 1.5 million copies, shattering the initial prediction of 300,000? Or might it be MAG , which topped 1 million later in the year as Zipper Interactive continued to make the online experience better and better…? It couldn't really be Gran Turismo 5 , could it? The game was only available for a few weeks in 2010. No, the answer is the epic God of War III . Yes, according to the annual numbers , GoWIII ranked third on the overall software sales list for the PS3, right behind Call of Duty: Black Ops and Madden NFL 11 . GoWIII raked in $33 million in sales and amazingly, despite the fact it didn't launch until December, GT5 did make the list (in at #7). We don't have the total sales numbers for GoWIII but it topped Final Fantasy XIII .
And let's not forget that FFXIII sold 1 million units on the PS3 in North America alone, so… The bottom line is that several great titles last year were richly rewarded, and we like to see that.
Related Game(s): God of War III