Marketable War and How Nintendo Brainwashed a Nation via Exercise: The Best-Selling Video Games of 2009

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In real life, the year 2009 saw the discovery of the world’s oldest stone axes, which is pretty boring compared to the totally sweet batch of top-selling video games to come out in this time period. Well, to be fair this year seemed curiously similar to the previous two, what with Wii dominating the charts yet again. Seriously, maybe there were mind-control enzymes in Nintendo’s buttons or something, because the same game charted twice (well, one was an “enhanced” version, but still). Luckily, America’s favorite Xbox shooter managed to blast its way into the Wii party, AND the hearts of impressionable youth.
Marketable War and How Nintendo Brainwashed a Nation via Exercise: The Best-Selling Video Games of 2009
In real life, the year 2009 saw the discovery of the world’s oldest stone axes, which is pretty boring compared to the totally sweet batch of top-selling video games to come out in this time period. Well, to be fair this year seemed curiously similar to the previous two, what with Wii dominating the charts yet again. Seriously, maybe there were mind-control enzymes in Nintendo’s buttons or something, because the same game charted twice (well, one was an “enhanced” version, but still). Luckily, America’s favorite Xbox shooter managed to blast its way into the Wii party, AND the hearts of impressionable youth.
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So that about sums up 2009, the year Nintendo continued its dominance over the video game market by reinventing the role of virtual entertainment. Like all trends however, grandma and Fat Uncle Luke had to put down the controller sooner or later in favor of medicine or cheese snacks, but that time was still a little ways off. What’s important to note here is that out of the group of Wii games that charted, all either involved Mario, or required the full novelty of Nintendo’s new system, a dangerous area to be in should interest in both areas ever wane. What do you think should have been this year’s best-selling games?


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