Mario Kart Wii: Global Video Game of the Year

Combine the all software sales in Japan, the U.S. and the U.K., and Mario Kart Wii comes out on top with 8.94 million sold, beating Wii Fit in second and the much ballyhooed Grand Theft Auto IV in third with a completely respectable 7.29 million.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl takes fourth with 6.32 million, and the number of core gamers on the Wii rises ever higher.

Any reason why Mario Kart Wii shouldn’t be given 2008 game of the year honors?