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'Modern Warfare 3' named best-selling US game of 2011

Modern Warfare 3 was the best-selling US game of 2011.

As with the UK's top sellers of last year, the first-person shooter saw the most sales across all formats, according to CVG.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Multiplayer trailer

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It was followed by dance sequel Just Dance 3 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Madden NFL 12 and 2010's Call of Duty instalment Black Ops were also some of the year's best sellers.

Modern Warfare 3 was named the biggest entertainment launch of all time, but failed to beat Adele's 21 as the UK's top-selling piece of entertainment.

> Crysis 2, Gears of War 3 top 2011 most pirated games list

View the top ten selling games in the US, according to the NPD group:
  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)

  2. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)

  3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)

  4. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC) - Electronic Arts

  5. Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2)

  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC)

  7. Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)

  8. Gears of War 3 (360)

  9. Just Dance 2 (Wii)

  10. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC)

View the Content Season trailer for Modern Warfare 3 below:

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