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'Call of Duty,' 'Gears of War' on 2011 best-selling games list

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This year saw smash sales for games that got us dancing in our living rooms, spiking footballs in the end zone, and taking out enemies at home and abroad. It was no surprise that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took the top position on this year’s charts and buzzy Batman: Arkham City placed in the top 10, but what else dominated game play in the last 12 months? Click through to see 2011’s most popular games.*

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

2. Just Dance 3

3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

4. Battlefield 3

5. Portal 2

6. Batman: 
Arkham City

7. Just Dance 2

8. Madden NFL 12

9. Gears of War 3

10. Call of Duty: Black Ops

What was your favorite game of the year, PopWatchers?

*Based on Amazon sales.

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