The U.S.'s Top 20 Games From December Are An Odd Mix

The NPD Group's top ten bestselling video games contain very few surprises; it's filled with Nintendo super-hits for the Wii, hyper-violent shooters and Guitar Hero. But the top twenty games from December mix things up.

Gamasutra reveals December 2008's second-besters, with games like New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS and Link's Crossbow Training for the Wii making return appearances. And hey, there's Wii Music!

The Wii and DS dominate spots 11 through 20, with less traditional fare like Personal Trainer: Cooking and Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force outselling Madden and Shaun White Snowboarding.

What the top twenty doesn't feature much of are PlayStation platform games. Only Call of Duty: World at War and Guitar Hero: World Tour, the PlayStation 2 version, crack the list.

But can you blame the U.S. consumer? Once you've invested in Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, who needs LittleBigPlanet?

NPD Top 20 Reveals Wii/DS Dominance, Single PS3 Entry [Gamasutra]