A report from Forbes reveals that American gamers like football and shooting things, according to NPD Group data that lists the best selling games from the past fifteen years. In the number one spot is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which has moved an impressive 9.4 million units. Just behind that? Guitar Hero III somewhat surprisingly enough at 8.2 million. It pays to milk!

The list is similarly dominated by Madden in its various incarnations, whether they be Madden NFL 2005, Madden NFL 2006, Madden NFL 2007 or Madden NFL 2008. Halo 2 and Call of Duty 4's sales further prove that Americans like to shoot.


I'm currently hard at work on a video game about a football player that is given a guitar that shoots lasers and tasked with fending off a terrorist invasion. I'm calling it Admiral Shred's Terror Touchdown. Don't steal my awesome idea.

America's All-Time Favorite Videogames [Forbes]