Red Dead, Call of Duty top GameFly's 2010 charts

Blockbuster hits also online rental service's most requested games of the year; Splinter Cell: Conviction, God of War III, Super Mario Galaxy 2 top platform-exclusive titles.


Last month, it was determined that Call of Duty: Black Ops has sold more copies in the US alone than Red Dead Redemption has shipped around the world. So while Black Ops is a cinch to be all alone in front on the NPD Group's best-selling games of 2010 chart, the Treyarch-developed first-person shooter took a backseat to Red Dead Redemption when it came to gamers interested in borrowing rather than buying. GameFly today released its top 10 most requested rental lists for all major platforms, showing Rockstar San Diego's open-world Western riding high in the saddle in the top spot for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and cross-platform charts.

Red Dead Redemption was in high demand at GameFly.
Red Dead Redemption was in high demand at GameFly.

Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops also placed first and second on the Xbox 360-specific top 10 list, while the PS3's top spots went to system exclusives God of War III and Heavy Rain. While the remainder of the PS3 list was occupied by multiplatform titles, the Wii's chart was thoroughly dominated by system exclusives, with Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Donkey Kong Country Returns taking the top two spots.

On the portable front, DS-owning GameFly subscribers lined up for Nintendo-published titles like Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold, with a sprinkling of third-party options like Super Scribblenauts and Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. Meanwhile, PSP players' most requested titles were the Disney-Square Enix crossover Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

GameFly compiled its lists based on the titles in its customers' GameQs, prioritized queues of the titles they would like sent to them. According to the rental service, more than 400,000 members' preferences were taken into account.

Most Requested Rentals of 2010--All Platforms
1. Red Dead Redemption--Take-Two
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops--Activision
3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood--Ubisoft
4. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II--LucasArts
5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2--Electronic Arts
6. Mafia II--Take-Two
7. Medal of Honor--Electronic Arts
8. God of War III--Sony
9. Fallout: New Vegas--Bethesda
10: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction--Ubisoft

Most Requested Rentals of 2010--Xbox 360
1. Red Dead Redemption--Take-Two
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops--Activision
3. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction--Ubisoft
4. Halo: Reach--Microsoft
5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2--Electronic Arts
6. Mass Effect 2--Electronic Arts
7. Alan Wake--Microsoft
8. BioShock 2--Take-Two
9. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood--Ubisoft
10: Fable III--Microsoft

Most Requested Rentals of 2010--PS3
1. God of War III--Sony
2. Heavy Rain--Sony
3. Red Dead Redemption--Take-Two
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops--Activision
5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood--Ubisoft
6. Dante's Inferno Divine Edition--Electronic Arts
7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2--Electronic Arts
8. Mafia II--Take-Two
9. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II--LucasArts
10. Medal of Honor--Electronic Arts

Most Requested Rentals of 2010--Wii
1. Super Mario Galaxy 2--Nintendo
2. Donkey Kong Country Returns--Nintendo
3. Disney Epic Mickey--Disney Interactive
4. Metroid: Other M--Nintendo
5. Red Steel 2--Ubisoft
6. Monster Hunter Tri--Capcom
7. Kirby's Epic Yarn--Nintendo
8. GoldenEye 007--Activision
9. Wipeout--Activision
10. Just Dance 2--Ubisoft

Most Requested Rentals of 2010--DS
1. Pokemon: SoulSilver--Nintendo
2. Pokemon: HeartGold--Nintendo
3. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies--Nintendo
4. Super Scribblenauts--WB Games
5. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future--Nintendo
6. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn--Nintendo
7. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem--Nintendo
8. Picross 3D--Nintendo
9. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth--Capcom
10. Toy Story 3--Disney Interactive

Most Requested Rentals of 2010--PSP
1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep--Square Enix
2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker--Konami
3. God of War: Ghost of Sparta--Sony
4. Valkyria Chronicles 2--Sega
5. Dante's Inferno--Electronic Arts
6. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3--Namco Bandai
7. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable--Atlus
8. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony--Xseed Games
9. SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3--Sony
10. Army of Two: The 40th Day--Electronic Arts

Most Requested Rentals of 2010--PlayStation 2
1. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories--Konami
2. Madden NFL 11--Electronic Arts
3. MLB 10: The Show--Sony
4. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011--THQ
5. NCAA Football 11--Electronic Arts
6. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love--Koei
7. Despicable Me--D3 Publisher
8. NBA 2K11--Take-Two
9. Toy Story 3--Disney Interactive
10. Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest--WB Games

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