"Guitar Hero III
continued to rock the house, selling 1.9 million copies across all platforms during November," said Frazier. "On a year-to-date basis the title has sold 3.3 million copies in the U.S., and
Guitar Hero 2
is right behind it at 3.1 million copies."
Electronic Arts' latest game,
, seen as the rival to Activision's
franchise, sold 382,000 copies on the 360 and PS3 platforms.
was another winner during early holiday sales. Its latest release,
for the Xbox 360 console, ranked third, selling 980,000 copies, while the PS3 version came in tenth, moving 377,000 copies.
has earned a spot in the history books as the best-selling new game at launch, besting the previous record held by (Microsoft's)
Gears of War
," said Frazier.
blockbuster title slowed down, selling just about 387,000 copies for the No. 9 spot.
Super Mario Galaxy
for the Wii came in second with 1.12 million copies sold, while
grabbed the fifth spot, selling 564,000 copies.
On the hardware side, though, Nintendo continued to beat its competitors by a wide margin, selling twice as many Wiis as Sony's sold PS3s. Nintendo sold 981,000 consoles last month, compared with 519,000 in October, said NPD.