niko-bellicWe’ve already found out which were the best games of 2008, as well as the most disappointing ones, but these stats don’t matter that much for publishers: the most important thing in the industry, from a publisher’s point of view is how well the game sold. And finally, today we have that list and I can tell you right now that Rockstar and Take Two should be extremely happy, as well as Nintendo, Activision and Electronic Arts.

If you’re interesting, here are the bestselling games of 2008:

10. Gears of War 2 – 4 million
9. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – 5 million
8. FIFA 09 – 5 million
7. Madden NFL 09 – 6 million
6. Call of Duty: World at War – 7 million
5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 7 million
4. Wii Fit – 9 million
3. Guitar Hero (various) – 10 million
2. Mario Kart Wii – 11 million
1. Grand Theft Auto IV – 13 million

If your favorite title is not on the list, there are still chances to be featured in the 60 Biggest Selling Games list over at Edge Online.