While violent video games are a major target of late for German politicians, that hasn't stopped Germany from climbing into the number one spot among European game markets.
gamezine.co.uk reports that Germany edged out the UK, largely because the current recession hit the UK software market harder, triggering a 20% drop in software sales.
The top selling game in Germany? Wii Fit.
Among other European countries, Portugal posted a 16% increase in game sales, while Sweden (The Pirate Bay notwithstanding) climbed 4%. The Netherlands saw a 2.4% rise.
Check out GamePolitics' recent coverage of game-related news from Germany.