No more breaking it down into individual markets. Combined sales data released this morning from GfK, ChartTrack, Enterbrain and the NPD Group shows us the five biggest-selling games in the world for 2008.

And there are few surprises, as the Wii speaks a universal language. Three of the top five titles for the year were published by Nintendo, on the Wii, with the other two spots taken by GTA IV and Call of Duty. Indeed, the only surprise comes from the order of Nintendo's titles, Mario Kart's massive European sales helping get it over the top ahead of Wii Fit.

1. Mario Kart Wii - 8.94 million
2. Wii Fit - 8.31 million
3. GTA IV - 7.29 million
4. Smash Bros. Brawl - 6.32 million
5. Call of Duty: World At War - 5.89 million

Goes to show the advantage of having a game be successful across all three major regions - ie the Nintendo games - as opposed to those only popular in the US & Europe.

Mario Kart world's biggest seller in ‘08 [MCV]