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Amazon Releases Top Selling Games of 2011

While we were in the midst of reporting on CES 2012, Amazon released two lists for their 10 best selling games in 2011. It happened last Friday, but we figured the list was interesting enough to wrangle up and share with you.

The rankings are, for the most part, unsurprising as titles like Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim hit the top tiers. However, look a little closer and maybe you’ll be blown away by the same repeat entry as we were.

The company split the top 10 charts over two separate categories: physical sales and digital sales. They went even further and clarified that while multiplatform games were combined for a single ranking, collector’s edition sales were excluded from the list.

Tip o’ the hat goes to Joystiq, for drafting the list up.

Physical Sales

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Just Dance 3
  3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Battlefield 3
  5. Batman: Arkham City
  6. Madden NFL 12
  7. Portal 2
  8. Just Dance 2
  9. Gears of War 3
  10. FIFA Soccer 12

Digital Sales

  1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  2. Battlefield 3
  3. The Sims 3
  4. Battlefield Bad Company 2
  5. Sid Meir’s Civilization V
  6. Dead Island
  7. Total War: Shogun 2
  8. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
  9. Crysis 2
  10. Dragon Age 2

We’ll go ahead and say what everyone’s thinking; people seriously love Just Dance. I mean, we always knew it was a pretty popular title amongst families and female gamers, but seeing it oust the likes of Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and Arkham City is blowing our minds. Even more surprising is that Just Dance 2 hits the numero ocho location on the list.

Where is Uncharted 3?

What do you guys think of the best selling games on Amazon for 2011? Do they, for the most part, fit the way the industry moved over the last calendar year. How about Amazon as a retailer…do you snag your games from the company, or are you more likely to shop at a local brick and mortal locale?

[via Joystiq]

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...