Give the Gift of Gaming

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Video games are a hot item this season, with some hotter than others

Chances are great that at least one person in your house will find a video game tucked under the Christmas tree. Recently, IGN Entertainment, a division of News Corporation, and the global leader in game technology, released its annual Holiday Buyers Guide, and—no surprise—games and gaming technology (consoles, peripherals, and so forth) are extremely popular items (see the story at

IGN Entertainment, however, got more specific about this shopping statistic with us here at CGW. Here goes:

Top 3 trends this holiday:
  1. Motion Gaming
  2. Portable/Mobile Gaming
  3. Return to the Classics (Nintendo)

Hottest Games by Platform:

Top Xbox 360 games of 2010
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Alan Wake

Top PS3 games of 2010
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • 3D Dot Game Heroes

Top Nintendo Wii games of 2010
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Monster Hunter Tri
  • NBA Jam
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns

Top PC games of 2010
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • BioShock 2
  • Civilization V
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Top Nintendo DS games of 2010
  • America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking
  • Dementium 2
  • Mega Man Zero Collection
  • Picross3D
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Top iPhone, iPad, or Android games of 2010
  • Assassin’s Creed (Android)
  • Chaos Rings (iPhone)
  • Cut the Rope (iPhone)
  • Let’s Golf (Android)
  • Mirror’s Edge (iPhone)

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