2008 in video gaming

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  • Dawn of the Dead was released in March 15 2008 but is no longer playable. 2008 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties include Army of Two, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, LittleBigPlanet, Mirror's Edge, The Next Star, Race Driver: Grid and Spore. Notable events of 2008 in video gaming. See also history of video games. The release dates listed in this article are the games' original release dates.Super Smash Bros. Brawl is also released.

    Events

    Month Date(s) Event
    June 28 Blizzard Entertainment announces Diablo III in Paris, France.
    July 29 Game developers Joseph and Melissa Batten die in a murder-suicide.
    November 13 Zeebo was announced. The console is aiming for developing countries.

    Business

    Month Date(s) Event
    July 15 - 17 E3 2008 in Santa Monica, California, United States.[1]
    31 - August 3 QuakeCon 2008 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, United States.
    October 2 - 4 Nintendo conference held in San Francisco, United States and Tokyo, Japan.
    December 1 National Amusements' Sumner Redstone sells his controlling stake in Midway Games
    to private investor Mark Thomas, for $100,000 ($0.0012 a share), and assumes $70
    million of senior secured and unsecured debt.[2]
    9 Infogrames, Atari's parent company, purchases Cryptic Studios.[3]

    Open to the public

    Month Date(s) Event
    August 21 - 24 Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.
    October 3 - 5 E for All at the Los Angeles Convention center in California, United States.
    9 - 12 Tokyo Game Show at the Makuhari Messe International Convention in Mihama-ku, Chiba, Japan.[4]
    Games Convention Asia in Singapore.
    10 - 11 Blizzcon 2008 in Anaheim, California, United States.

    Game releases

    Video game platforms
    iPod Unknown platform
    Lin Linux
    Mac Classic Mac OS / macOS
    NDS Nintendo DS
    PS2 PlayStation 2
    PS3 PlayStation 3
    PSP PlayStation Portable
    Wii Wii
    Win Microsoft Windows
    X360 Xbox 360
    Xbox Xbox
    Win Microsoft Windows

    January–March

    Month Day Title Platform(s)
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    1 FlatOut 2 Mac
    2 Metal Slug 3 XBLA
    3 Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon NDS
    8 Brain Challenge NDS
    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law PS2, PSP, Wii
    Jackass: The Game NDS
    Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom X360
    Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity PS2, Wii
    9 Omega Five XBLA
    15 CSI: Hard Evidence Wii
    Nanostray 2 NDS
    Nitrobike Wii
    Samurai Warriors: Katana Wii
    16 Rail Simulator Win
    17 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games NDS
    Tori-Emaki PS3
    21 Advance Wars: Days of Ruin NDS
    22 Burnout Paradise PS3, X360
    No More Heroes Wii
    Pirates of the Burning Sea Win
    24 PixelJunk Monsters PSN
    29 The Sims Castaway Stories Win, Mac
    30 Rez HD XBLA
    31 Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice PS3
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Japan) Wii
    We Ski Wii
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    4 Sins of a Solar Empire Win
    Zoo Tycoon 2 DS NDS
    5 Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles NDS
    Culdcept Saga X360
    Devil May Cry 4 PS3, X360
    Turok PS3, X360
    7 Go! Puzzle PS3, PSP
    L the Prologue to Death Note -Rasen no Wana- NDS
    The Club PS3, Win, X360
    8 Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Wii
    12 Conflict: Denied Ops PS3, Win, X360
    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic X360
    Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon PS2
    Jumper: Griffin's Story PS2, Wii, X360
    Lost Odyssey X360
    Penumbra: Black Plague Lin, Win
    Wipeout Pulse PSP
    14 Dream Chronicles 2: The Eternal Maze Win
    18 MX vs. ATV: Untamed Wii
    Need for Speed: ProStreet PSP
    19 Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors Wii
    Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts NDS, PSP
    Dynasty Warriors 6 PS3, X360
    Pimp My Ride Wii
    The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific PS3
    20 N+ XBLA
    21 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition PS3
    Space Invaders Extreme NDS, PSP
    22 Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night NDS
    25 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Wii
    Frontlines: Fuel of War Win, X360
    26 Bubble Bobble Double Shot NDS
    Lost: Via Domus PS3, Win, X360
    Naruto: Ninja Destiny NDS
    Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection PS2, PSP, Wii
    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty PS3, Win, X360
    Universe at War: Earth Assault X360
    27 Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship PSP
    Triggerheart Exelica XBLA
    28 The Idolmaster Live For You! X360
    The Sims 2: FreeTime Win
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    1 Trials 2: Second Edition Win
    3 Bully: Scholarship Edition Wii, X360
    Major League Baseball 2K8 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    4 Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery NDS
    Army of Two PS3, X360
    Eco Creatures: Save the Forest NDS
    God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP
    MLB 08: The Show PS2, PS3, PSP
    Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer NDS
    Ninja Reflex Wii
    Silent Hill: Origins PS2
    5 Harvest: Massive Encounter Mac, Win
    Rocketmen: Axis of Evil XBLA
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm Win
    6 Flow PSP
    Yakuza: Kenzan! PS3
    Rocketmen: Axis of Evil PSN
    9 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (NA) Wii
    10 Worms: A Space Oddity Wii
    11 Buzz!: The Hollywood Quiz PS2
    Condemned 2: Bloodshot X360
    George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret NDS, PS2, Wii
    Insecticide NDS, Win
    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PS2
    The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Wii
    Wild Arms XF PSP
    12 Bliss Island XBLA
    18 Condemned 2: Bloodshot PS3
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Mac
    Everybody's Golf 5 PS3
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Wii
    Sega Superstars Tennis NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    Target: Terror Wii
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 PS3, Win, X360
    19 Deca Sports Wii
    SimCity DS 2 NDS
    20 Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia NDS
    24 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath Win, X360
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP
    M&M's Kart Racing NDS
    25 ObsCure II Wii
    Opoona Wii
    Viking: Battle for Asgard PS3, X360
    26 GoPets: Vacation Island NDS
    28 Dark Sector PS3, X360
    Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword NDS

    April–June

    Month Day Title Platform(s)
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    1 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Wii
    2 Mr. Driller Online XBLA
    Star Ocean: Second Evolution PSP
    4 FlatOut: Head On PSP
    8 Assassin's Creed Win
    Baroque Wii
    Supreme Commander X360
    9 Ikaruga XBLA
    10 Arcana Heart PS2
    Mario Kart Wii Wii
    15 Ōkami Wii
    Rondo of Swords NDS
    Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys! NDS
    18 Legacy of Ys: Books I & II[5] NDS
    21 Metal Arms: Glitch in the System X360
    22 High School Musical 2: Work This Out! NDS
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES PS2
    The World Ends with You NDS
    Turok Win
    24 Valkyria Chronicles PS3
    25 King's Bounty: The Legend Win
    29 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3, X360
    Let's Yoga NDS
    30 Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor Win
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    1 Echochrome PSN, PSP
    2 Iron Man NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    5 Chameleon PSP
    Crosswords DS NDS
    The Destiny of Zorro Wii
    6 Boom Blox Mobile, Wii
    Speed Racer NDS, Wii
    12 LostWinds WiiWare
    13 Castle of Shikigami III Wii
    Drone Tactics NDS
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    15 Dark Mist PSN
    Luminous Arc 2: Will NDS
    17 Monster Madness: Grave Danger PS3
    19 Critter Round-Up WiiWare
    20 Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Win
    SingStar PS3
    21 Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Lin, Mac, Win, X360
    Wii Fit (America) Wii
    23 Haze PS3
    26 Cross Edge PS3
    Dr. Mario Online Rx WiiWare
    27 Death Jr. II: Root of Evil Wii
    Emergency Heroes Wii
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars PS3, X360
    Super Dodgeball Brawlers NDS
    28 Mass Effect Win
    30 Commando: Steel Disaster NDS
    Race Driver: Grid PS3, Win, X360
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    3 Chaos Wars PS2
    Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2' PSP
    Kung Fu Panda NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
    Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    Ninja Gaiden II X360
    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy PS3, X360
    Summon Night: Twin Age NDS
    4 Roogoo XBLA
    5 Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit PS3, X360
    Fushigi no Dungeon - Furai no Shiren 3: Karakuri Yashiki no Nemuri Hime Wii
    The Incredible Hulk NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    9 My Pokémon Ranch WiiWare
    10 Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy Wii
    Don King Presents: Prizefighter X360
    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit PS3, X360
    NASCAR 09 PS2, PS3, X360
    The Incredible Hulk Win
    11 Frogger 2 XBLA
    Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles NDS
    12 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3
    13 Civilization Revolution PS3, X360
    Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard NDS
    17 Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm X360
    Secret Agent Clank PSP
    Supreme Ruler 2020 Win
    Wacky Races: Crash and Dash NDS, Wii
    18 Elements of Destruction XBLA
    Fishdom NDS
    19 Fatal Inertia EX PS3
    Mario Super Sluggers Wii
    20 Alone in the Dark PS2, Wii, Win, X360
    Code Lyoko: Fall of X.A.N.A. NDS
    Top Spin 3 PS3, Wii, X360
    22 Guitar Hero: On Tour NDS
    Rock Band Wii
    23 Battlefield: Bad Company PS3, X360
    Gyrostarr WiiWare
    Top Spin 3 NDS
    24 WALL-E NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    Big Beach Sports Wii
    Hellboy: The Science of Evil PS3, PSP, X360
    Mega Man Star Force 2 NDS
    25 Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm X360, Win
    26 Disgaea DS: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon NDS
    Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Wii
    29 Guitar Hero: Aerosmith PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    30 Journey to the Center of the Earth NDS
    Magnetica WiiWare

    July–September

    Month Day Title Platform(s)
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    1 Elements of Destruction Win
    Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 NDS
    Soul Bubbles NDS
    3 Initial D Extreme Stage PS3
    Nanashi no Game NDS
    Unreal Tournament 3 X360
    7 Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes iPod
    SPOGS Racing WiiWare
    Zen Pinball: Rollercoaster iOS
    8 Beijing 2008 PS3, X360
    Civilization Revolution NDS
    Devil May Cry 4 Win
    Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Wii
    10 Critter Crunch iOS
    Resident Evil Zero Wii
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 PS2
    11 Dynasty Warriors 6 Win
    14 Major League Eating: The Game Wii
    15 Mister Slime NDS
    NCAA Football 09 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    Space Chimps NDS, PS2, Wii, Win, X360
    We Love Golf! Wii
    16 Double D Dodgeball XBLA
    17 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride NDS
    Elefunk PSN
    Rayman PSN
    Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi PS3
    22 New International Track & Field NDS
    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor NDS, PS2, Wii
    23 1942: Joint Strike XBLA
    Go! Go! Break Steady XBLA
    24 1942: Joint Strike PSN
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock X360
    Siren: Blood Curse PS3
    Wario Land: The Shake Dimension Wii
    28 Pong Toss! Frat Party Games WiiWare
    29 MLB Power Pros 2008 PS2, Wii
    Soulcalibur IV PS3, X360
    Spectral Force 3: Innocent Rage X360
    30 Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 X360
    31 Fatal Frame IV Wii
    Phantasy Star Portable PSP
    Rhythm Heaven NDS
    A
    U
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    1 Race Driver: Grid NDS
    4 Reset Generation Win
    Wild West Guns WiiWare
    6 Braid XBLA
    7 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon NDS
    Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour PS2
    Tales of Vesperia X360
    12 Bangai-O Spirits NDS
    Space Siege Win
    13 Bionic Commando Rearmed XBLA
    Madden NFL 09 NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360, Xbox
    14 Bionic Commando Rearmed PSN, Win
    19 The Cheetah Girls: Passport to Stardom NDS
    Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm Win
    Too Human X360
    21 Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty PS3
    Sigma Harmonics NDS
    22 Inazuma Eleven NDS
    25 Helix WiiWare
    MLB Power Pros 2008 NDS
    26 Digimon World Championship NDS
    FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Win
    From the Abyss NDS
    My Chinese Coach NDS
    N+ NDS, PSP
    The Quest Trio NDS
    The Sims 2: Apartment Life Win
    The Sims 2: Apartment Pets NDS
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    28 Afrika PS3
    Asphalt 4: Elite Racing iOS
    Captain Rainbow Wii
    The Last Guy PS3
    29 Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" Wii
    31 Mercenaries 2: World in Flames PS2, PS3, Win, X360
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    2 Infinite Undiscovery X360
    Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009 PS3, Wii, X360
    Vampire Rain: Altered Species PS3
    Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise X360
    3 Shred Nebula XBLA
    4 Blue Dragon Plus NDS
    5 FaceBreaker PS3, X360
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Win
    Spore Mac, mobile, NDS, Win
    Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise NDS
    8 Air Traffic Chaos NDS
    Lock's Quest NDS
    NHL 2K9 PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    9 Hell's Kitchen NDS, Wii
    NHL 09 PS3, X360
    TNA iMPACT! PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    Yakuza 2 PS2
    Zoids Assault X360
    11 One Piece: Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 Wii
    12 Crysis Warhead Win
    13 Pokémon Platinum (Japan) NDS
    14 Grossology: The Power of Yuck NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    The Next Star Win, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    Rock Band 2 X360
    15 Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition NDS
    16 Armored Core: For Answer PS3, X360
    Battle Fantasia X360
    Crysis Warhead Win
    Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2 Wii
    Dance Dance Revolution X PS2
    Speed Racer: The Videogame PS2
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Win
    Pure PS3, X360, Win
    18 Dragon Ball: Origins NDS
    Eternal Sonata PS3
    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Win
    19 Igor: The Game NDS, Wii, Win
    22 Civilization IV: Colonization Win
    De Blob NDS, Wii, Win
    Di-Gata Defenders NDS
    Kirby Super Star Ultra NDS
    Mega Man 9 WiiWare
    SimCity Creator Wii
    23 B-Boy PSP
    Brothers in Arms: Double Time Wii
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway PS3, X360
    Buzz!: Master Quiz PSP
    Dinosaur King NDS
    Hi Hamtaro! Little Hamsters Big Adventure NDS
    Lego Batman: The Video Game NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    Microsoft Tinker Win
    Shaun the Sheep NDS
    Time Hollow NDS
    24 Dragon Ball Z: Trilogy PS2
    Duke Nukem 3D XBLA
    25 Aquanaut's Holiday: Hidden Memories PS3
    Cross Edge PS3
    Disaster: Day of Crisis Wii
    Geon PS3
    Mega Man 9 PSN
    Sands of Destruction NDS
    Wipeout HD PSN
    World Destruction: Michibikareshi Ishi NDS
    30 Silent Hill: Homecoming PS3, Win, X360
    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood NDS
    Tornado NDS
    Unsolved Crimes NDS

    October–December

    Month Day Title Platform(s)
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    1 Mega Man 9 XBLA
    2 Dynasty Warriors 6 PS2
    Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist PSP
    Work Time Fun PSN
    5 Fieldrunners iOS
    7 Bleach: Dark Souls NDS
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Win
    Crash: Mind over Mutant NDS, PS2, Wii, X360
    Fracture PS3, X360
    Guilty Gear 2: Overture X360
    NBA Live 09 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    NBA 2K9 PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals NDS
    8 MLB Stickball XBLA
    The Legend of Kage 2 NDS
    9 Linger in Shadows PS3
    Macross Ace Frontier PSP
    Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars PS3
    13 Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno NDS, PS2, Wii
    Blitz: The League II PS3, X360
    Cubello WiiWare
    Prey the Stars NDS
    Tak: Mojo Mistake NDS
    World of Goo Win, Wii
    14 Dead Space PS3, X360
    FIFA 09 Mobile, NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    Rock Revolution NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
    Saints Row 2 PS3, X360
    SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation PS3
    Golden Axe: Beast Rider PS3, X360
    Boogie Superstar Wii
    15 Age of Booty XBLA
    16 Culdcept DS NDS
    Wii Music Wii
    X3: Terran Conflict Win
    19 Rock Band 2 PS3
    20 Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games NDS
    Celebrity Sports Showdown Wii
    Midnight Club: Los Angeles PS3, X360, PSP
    NHL 09 Win
    Dead Space Win
    SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom PS2, Wii, NDS
    The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game NDS, PS2, Wii, Win
    21 Bully: Scholarship Edition Win
    BioShock PS3
    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia NDS
    Crash: Mind over Mutant PSP
    Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3 X360
    Disney Think Fast Wii
    Far Cry 2 PS3, Win, X360
    Fable II X360
    Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 Wii
    Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ NDS
    Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 Wii
    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    Transformers Animated: The Game NDS
    NBA 2K9 Win
    What's Cooking? with Jamie Oliver NDS
    23 Prince of Persia Classic PSN
    26 Casper's Scare School NDS
    Guitar Hero World Tour Mac, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
    27 MySims Kingdom NDS, Wii
    28 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Win
    Fallout 3 PS3, Win, X360
    Goosebumps HorrorLand NDS, PS2, Wii
    LittleBigPlanet PS3
    MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3
    MySims Win
    Ninjatown NDS
    29 Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode 2 Lin, Mac, Win, X360
    30 Away: Shuffle Dungeon NDS
    Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume NDS
    31 Master of the Monster Lair NDS
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    3 Alien Crush Returns WiiWare
    4 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World PS2
    Dragon Ball: Origins NDS
    KORG DS-10 NDS
    Legendary PS3, Win, X360
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa PS3, PS2, X360, Win, Wii, NDS
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm PS3
    Tom Clancy's EndWar NDS, PS3, PSP, X360
    Resistance 2 PS3
    Namco Museum Virtual Arcade X360
    5 Exit NDS
    Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors NDS, Wii
    7 Gears of War 2 X360
    Men of War Win
    Sacred 2 Fallen Angel Win
    11 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts X360
    Call of Duty: World at War NDS, PS3, Wii, Win, X360, PS2
    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 X360
    Eternal Poison PS2
    FaceBreaker Wii
    Guinness World Records: The Videogame NDS, Wii
    Mirror's Edge PS3, X360
    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Mobile, NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Lightsaber Duels Wii
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Jedi Alliance NDS
    Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff NDS
    12 Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    13 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Win, Mac
    14 Football Manager 2009 Win, Mac, PSP
    16 Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii
    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe PS3, X360
    Shaun White Snowboarding PS3, Wii, Win, X360
    17 Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades NDS
    Robocalypse NDS
    Skate It NDS, Wii
    18 Alone in the Dark: Inferno PS3
    Bolt NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
    Cooking Mama: World Kitchen Wii
    Cradle of Rome NDS
    Ultimate Band NDS, Wii
    Castlevania Judgment Wii
    Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine NDS
    Left 4 Dead Win, X360
    Need for Speed: Undercover Mobile, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    Sonic Unleashed PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    Tomb Raider: Underworld NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
    Tony Hawk's Motion NDS
    Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party NDS, Wii
    Naruto: The Broken Bond X360
    CSI: NY (video game) Win,
    You're in the Movies X360
    19 Weapon of Choice XBLA
    20 Gallop & Ride Wii
    The Last Remnant X360
    21 LocoRoco 2 PSP
    Beyond Protocol Win
    23 Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes iOS
    25 Chrono Trigger NDS
    Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force NDS
    Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine Wii
    Neopets Puzzle Adventure NDS
    Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge NDS, PS2, Wii, X60
    27 Patapon 2 PSP
    Rune Factory Frontier Wii
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    1 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon X360
    Space Invaders Get Even WiiWare
    2 Prince of Persia: The Fallen King NDS
    Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars Wii
    Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi NDS
    Grand Theft Auto IV Win
    Prince of Persia PS3, X360
    Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories PS2
    Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Wii
    4 Everyday Shooter PSP
    Rygar: The Battle of Argus Wii
    Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer PSN
    5 X3: Reunion Lin
    7 Prey Lin
    8 Defense Grid: The Awakening Win
    Hockey Allstar Shootout WiiWare
    9 Prince of Persia Win
    10 Meteos XBLA
    PowerUp Forever XBLA
    11 Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero NDS
    PowerUp Forever PSN
    14 I Love Katamari iOS
    15 Big Kahuna Party WiiWare
    17 Dash of Destruction XBLA
    18 Rise of the Argonauts PS3, Win, X360
    Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 PS2, PS3, X360
    Suikoden Tierkreis NDS
    Tales of Hearts NDS
    23 Crystal Defenders iOS
    Lumines Supernova PS3
    25 White Knight Chronicles PS3
    RIZ-ZOAWD NDS
    29 MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade WiiWare

    Hardware and software sales

    Canada

    Video game console sales in Canada (first seven months of 2008)[6]

    Place Console Units sold
    1 Wii 376,000
    2 PlayStation 3 200,000
    3 Xbox 360 154,000

    Japan

    Video game console sales of 2008 in Japan (December 31, 2007 – December 28, 2008)[7][8][9]

    Place Console Units sold
    1 Nintendo DS 4,029,804
    2 PlayStation Portable 3,543,171
    3 Wii 2,908,342
    4 PlayStation 3 991,303
    5 PlayStation 2 480,664
    6 Xbox 360 317,859
    7 Other 9,575

    Best-selling video games of 2008 in Japan (December 31, 2007 – December 28, 2008)[7][8][9]

    Place Title Platform Publisher Units sold
    1 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP Capcom 2,452,111
    2 Pokémon Platinum NDS Pokémon Company 2,187,337
    3 Wii Fit Wii Nintendo 2,149,131
    4 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo 2,003,315
    5 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo 1,747,113
    6 Rhythm Heaven NDS Nintendo 1,350,671
    7 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride NDS Square Enix 1,176,082
    8 Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii Nintendo 895,302
    9 Kirby Super Star Ultra NDS Nintendo 855,427
    10 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo 841,736

    Best-selling video games of 2008 in Japan (December 31, 2007 – December 21, 2008)[10][11][12]

    Place Title Platform Publisher Units sold
    1 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP Capcom 2,507,400
    2 Pokémon Platinum NDS Pokémon Company 2,125,348
    3 Wii Fit Wii Nintendo 2,024,113
    4 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo 1,973,089
    5 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo 1,808,709
    6 Rhythm Heaven NDS Nintendo 1,320,047
    7 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride NDS Square Enix 1,228,014
    8 Kirby Super Star Ultra NDS Nintendo 724,608
    9 Animal Crossing City Folk Wii Nintendo 709,640
    10 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo 694,765

    United States

    Video game console sales in the US (first six months of 2008)[13]

    Place Console Units sold
    1 Wii 3.5 million
    2 PlayStation 3 1.6 million
    3 Xbox 360 1.34 million

    Best-selling video games of 2008 in the US[14][15]

    Place Title Platform Publisher Units sold
    1 Wii Play Wii Nintendo 5.28 million
    2 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo 5.00 million
    3 Wii Fit Wii Nintendo 4.53 million
    4 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo 4.17 million
    5 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Rockstar Games 3.29 million
    6 Call of Duty: World at War X360 Activision 2.75 million
    7 Gears of War 2 X360 Microsoft 2.31 million
    8 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Rockstar Games 1.89 million
    9 Madden NFL 09 X360 Electronic Arts 1.87 million
    10 Mario Kart DS NDS Nintendo 1.65 million
    • Based on figures from the NPD Group via IGN;[16][17] the games' publishers are listed in brackets:

    Best-selling video games of 2008 in the US (by platform)a[›]

    Place NDS[18] PC[19] PS3[20]
    1 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
    (Sega)
    Spore
    (Electronic Arts)
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    (Rockstar Games)
    2 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and
    Explorers of Darkness

    (Nintendo)
    Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
    (Funcom)
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    (Konami)
    3 Guitar Hero: On Tour
    (Activision)
    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
    (Electronic Arts)
    Madden NFL 09
    (Electronic Arts)
    4 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
    (LucasArts)
    The Sims 2: FreeTime
    (Electronic Arts)
    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
    (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    5 Kirby Super Star Ultra
    (Nintendo)
    Spore Creature Creator
    (Electronic Arts)
    MLB 08: The Show
    (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    6 Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    (Nintendo)
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    (Stardock)
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    (LucasArts)
    7 Kung Fu Panda
    (Activision)
    The Sims 2: Apartment Life
    (Electronic Arts)
    NCAA Football 09
    (Electronic Arts)
    8 Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
    (Nintendo)
    The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
    (Electronic Arts)
    Army of Two
    (Electronic Arts)
    9 Crosswords DS
    (Nintendo)
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm
    (THQ)
    Soulcalibur IV
    (Namco Bandai)
    10 Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
    (Square Enix)
    The Sims Castaway Stories
    (Electronic Arts)
    Devil May Cry 4
    (Capcom)
    Place PSP[21] Wii[22] X360[16]
    1 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
    (Square Enix)
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    (Nintendo)
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    (Rockstar Games)
    2 God of War: Chains of Olympus
    (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    Mario Kart Wii
    (Nintendo)
    Madden NFL 09
    (Electronic Arts)
    3 MLB 08: The Show
    (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    Wii Fit
    (Nintendo)
    Fable II
    (Microsoft)
    4 Iron Man
    (Sega)
    Rock Band
    (MTV Games)
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
    (Ubisoft)
    5 Patapon
    (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
    (LucasArts)
    Army of Two
    (Electronic Arts)
    6 Madden NFL 09
    (Electronic Arts)
    Mario Super Sluggers
    (Nintendo)
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    (LucasArts)
    7 Lego Indiana Jones
    (LucasArts)
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    (LucasArts)
    Battlefield: Bad Company
    (Electronic Arts)
    8 Major League Baseball 2K8
    (2K Games)
    Deca Sports
    (Hudson Soft)
    NCAA Football 09
    (Electronic Arts)
    9 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    (LucasArts)
    Endless Ocean
    (Nintendo)
    Rock Band 2
    (MTV Games)
    10 Need for Speed: ProStreet
    (Electronic Arts)
    Unknown Ninja Gaiden II
    (Microsoft)

    ^ a: In the IGN articles used as sources, IGN lists the titles as the "Top 10 Sellers in 2008"; however, the IGN articles were published on December 9–12, 2008, so the articles might not take into account November and December sales figures, as the NPD Group did not release November's console game sales figures until December 11, 2008.[23]

    • Based on figures from the NPD Group:

    Best-selling console games of all time in the US (as of May 1, 2008)[24]

    Note: This list only includes games that were released after NPD started tracking video game sales data.
    Place Title Units sold
    1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 9.40 million
    2 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 8.20 million
    3 Madden NFL 07 7.70 million
    4 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 7.30 million
    5 Madden NFL 06 6.70 million
    6 Halo 2 6.61 million
    7 Madden NFL 08 6.60 million
    8 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 6.25 million
    9 Grand Theft Auto III 6.20 million
    10 Madden NFL 2005 6.10 million

    Other

    Best-selling video games in Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States combined (January–July 2008)[25]

    Place Title Units sold in Japan Units sold in the UK Units sold in the US Total units sold
    1 Grand Theft Auto IV 1,582,000 4,711,000 6,293,000
    2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl 1,681,000 213,000 3,539,000 5,433,000
    3 Mario Kart Wii 1,601,000 687,000 2,409,000 4,697,000
    4 Wii Fit 1,547,000 624,000 1,433,000 3,604,000
    5 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 26,000 412,000 3,037,000 3,475,000

    Best-selling video games in Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States combined (July–September 2008)[26]

    Place Title Units sold in Japan Units sold in the UK Units sold in the US Total units sold
    1 Madden NFL 09 1,000 35,000 2,958,000 2,994,000
    2 Wii Fit 346,000 460,000 1,283,000 2,089,000
    3 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 321,000 1,417,000 1,738,000
    4 Pokémon Platinum 1,482,000 1,482,000
    5 Mario Kart Wii 218,000 394,000 856,000 1,468,000

    Highest critically reviewed games (Metacritic)

    Number Video Game Developer Publisher Platform Release Date Average score Number of reviews Refs
    1 Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar North Rockstar Games Xbox 360 April 29 98 86 reviews [27]
    2 LittleBigPlanet Media Molecule Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 3 October 27 95 85 reviews [28]
    3 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Kojima Productions Konami PlayStation 3 June 12 94 81 reviews [29]
    4 World of Goo 2D Boy 2D Boy Wii October 13 94 21 reviews [30]
    5 Gears of War 2 Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 November 7 93 90 reviews [31]
    6 Fallout 3 Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks Xbox 360 October 28 93 84 reviews [32]
    7 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Ad hoc development team Nintendo Wii March 9 93 81 reviews [33]
    8 Braid Number None Number None Xbox 360 August 6 93 57 reviews [34]
    9 Rock Band 2 Harmonix MTV Games Xbox 360 September 14 92 69 reviews [35]
    10 God of War: Chains of Olympus Ready at Dawn
    SCE Santa Monica Studio
    Sony Computer Entertainment PSP March 4 91 78 reviews [36]

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