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NPD FLASHBACK: Top 200 best selling PS2/Xbox/GC games end of gen.

These sales inm are late 2006, here are the 200 best selling games as the 360 just came out and right before the release of the Wii/PS3. This of course means the LTD's for Xbox and GameCubes are pretty much set since both would be discontinued in 2007, and most the PS2's LTD sales as well, though some games would get boosts during the next 6+ years of the PS2 like the GTA games etc... This is also the most recent NPD numbers I can find as after this NPD data is much harder to get.

This is basically what the end of the gen looked like back then, so let's take a blast to the past.

Here are the top 200 Best selling game of the Xbx/Ps2/Gc:


Code:
Console    Title                              Publisher                Release      LTD   Recent Sales
[LIST=1]
[*]PS2       GRAND THEFT AUTO:VICE CITY              ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Oct-02         6,674,792    15,397
[*]PS2       GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS      ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Nov-04         5,795,052     3,644
[*]PS2       GRAND THEFT AUTO 3                 ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Oct-01         5,583,071     5,346
[*]XBX       HALO                               MICROSOFT                Nov-01         4,144,916    17,055
[*]PS2       GRAN TURISMO 3:A-SPEC              SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Jul-01         3,758,415     6,298
[*]PS2       MADDEN NFL 2004                    ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-03         3,445,506       759
[*]PS2       MADDEN NFL 2005                    ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-04         3,190,987     7,855
[*]XBX       HALO 2                             MICROSOFT                Nov-04         3,127,705    29,196
[*]GCN       SUPER SMASH BRO MELEE              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Dec-01         2,940,759    31,156
[*]PS2       MADDEN NFL 2003                    ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-02         2,728,017       236
[*]PS2       NEED SPEED: UNDERGRND              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-03         2,522,993    12,543
[*]GBA       SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 2              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Feb-02         2,459,271       448
[*]PS2       KINGDOM HEARTS                     SQUARE ENIX INC (CORP)   Sep-02         2,448,346    16,579
[*]GBA       POKEMON RUBY                       NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Mar-03         2,401,019     7,075
[*]PS2       MEDAL HONOR FRONTLINE              ELECTRONIC ARTS          May-02         2,319,374     6,186
[*]PS2       FINAL FANTASY X                    SQUARE ENIX INC (CORP)   Dec-01         2,297,885     6,451
[*]GBA       POKEMON SAPPHIRE                   NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Mar-03         2,170,065     6,390
[*]GBA       NAMCO MUSEUM                       NAMCO                    Jun-01         2,146,499     6,460
[*]GCN       SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE               NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Aug-02         2,132,399    32,065
[*]PS2       SPIDER-MAN: THE MOVIE              ACTIVISION               Apr-02         2,111,697     3,148
[*]PS2       TONY HAWKS PRO SKATR3              ACTIVISION               Oct-01         2,107,993       214
[*]GBA       MARIO KART: CIRCUIT                NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Aug-01         2,084,589     4,483
[*]GBA       SUPER MARIO ADVANCE                NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Jun-01         2,058,569        63
[*]PS2       METAL GEAR SOLID 2                 KONAMI OF AMERICA        Nov-01         2,012,953        73
[*]PS2       MADDEN NFL 2002                    ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-01         2,000,900        18
[*]GCN       ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Mar-03         1,986,410    29,549
[*]GCN       MARIO KART: DOUBLE                 NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-03         1,914,527    10,572
[*]GBA       MARIO BROS 3: MARIO 4              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Oct-03         1,882,876    22,570
[*]PS2       NEED SPEED:UNDRGRND 2              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-04         1,818,953     7,976
[*]PS2       MADDEN NFL 06                      ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-05         1,783,922   322,542
[*]PS2       TONY HAWK UNDERGROUND              ACTIVISION               Oct-03         1,778,020     4,680
[*]GCN       LUIGI'S MANSION                    NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-01         1,734,426    15,956
[*]PS2       DRAGONBALL Z: BUDOKAI              ATARI                    Dec-02         1,728,640     2,978
[*]PS2       JAK AND DAXTER:LEGACY              SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Dec-01         1,695,698     1,486
[*]PS2       NBA STREET                         ELECTRONIC ARTS          Jun-01         1,695,084     1,356
[*]PS2       ATV OFF ROAD FURY                  SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Feb-01         1,689,163       798
[*]PS2       ESPN NFL 2K5                       TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE (CORP)Jul-04         1,684,104     6,016
[*]XBX       HALO 2 LIMITED ED                  MICROSOFT                Nov-04         1,673,480     2,638
[*]PS2       SOCOM II: NAVY SEALS               SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-03         1,653,246    15,745
[*]PS2       ACE COMBAT 4                       NAMCO                    Oct-01         1,647,508     8,204
[*]PS2       NBA LIVE 2005                      ELECTRONIC ARTS          Sep-04         1,639,067     3,786
[*]PS2       TONY HAWKS PRO SKATR4              ACTIVISION               Oct-02         1,631,836     3,210
[*]PS2       CRASH BANDICOOT:CORTX              VIVENDI UNIVERSAL        Oct-01         1,631,579     4,850
[*]GBA       FROGGER'S ADV: TEMPLE              KONAMI OF AMERICA        Nov-01         1,602,969     2,290
[*]PS2       SIMPSONS: ROAD RAGE                ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-01         1,600,263     7,513
[*]PS2       MAX PAYNE                          ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Dec-01         1,586,307       595
[*]PS2       MIDNIGHT CLUB:STREET               ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Oct-00         1,564,276     1,207
[*]GBA       POKEMON FIRERED W/ADP              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Sep-04         1,561,349    13,546
[*]PS2       LORD OF RINGS: TOWERS              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Oct-02         1,536,338     2,579
[*]XBX       T. CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL           UBISOFT (CORP)           Nov-03         1,519,610     1,235
[*]PS2       MEDAL HONOR RISING                 ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-03         1,505,070     6,471
[*]PS2       BOND:AGENT UNDER FIRE              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-01         1,499,533     1,879
[*]PS2       TRUE CRIME:STREETS LA              ACTIVISION               Nov-03         1,462,012     4,248
[*]GBA       PAC-MAN COLLECTION                 NAMCO                    Jul-01         1,444,737     4,456
[*]GBA       POKEMON EMERALD                    NINTENDO OF AMERICA      May-05         1,437,870    68,490
[*]PS2       FINAL FANTASY X-2                  SQUARE ENIX INC (CORP)   Nov-03         1,426,814    11,035
[*]PS2       ATV OFF ROAD FURY 2                SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-02         1,426,436     5,146
[*]PS2       SOCOM:SEALS W/HEADSET              SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Aug-02         1,421,900       282
[*]PS2       MORTAL KOMBAT: DEADLY              MIDWAY                   Nov-02         1,417,580     6,392
[*]PS2       GRAN TURISMO 4                     SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Feb-05         1,390,620    17,106
[*]GBA       ZELDA: LINK TO PAST                NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Dec-02         1,385,481     3,414
[*]PS2       ENTER THE MATRIX                   ATARI                    May-03         1,384,346     3,950
[*]PS2       NAMCO MUSEUM: 50TH ANNIV           NAMCO                    Dec-01         1,384,265    39,098
[*]XBX       GRAND THEFT AUTO PACK              ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Oct-03         1,375,329     6,233
[*]PS2       TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT              NAMCO                    Oct-00         1,364,445       709
[*]GBA       POKEMON LEAFGRN W/ADP              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Sep-04         1,363,457    14,008
[*]PS2       NBA STREET VOL 2                   ELECTRONIC ARTS          Apr-03         1,339,284     3,560
[*]PS2       NEED SPEED: PURSUIT 2              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Sep-02         1,333,879     7,366
[*]PS2       SPIDER-MAN:THE MOVIE2              ACTIVISION               Jun-04         1,317,636    15,880
[*]GBA       YU-GI-OH! ETERNAL                  KONAMI OF AMERICA        Oct-02         1,311,508        50
[*]GCN       METROID PRIME                      NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-02         1,309,851     3,689
[*]PS2       JAK II                             SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Oct-03         1,273,689     9,384
[*]PS2       NBA LIVE 2004                      ELECTRONIC ARTS          Oct-03         1,242,586       600
[*]PS2       DRAGONBALL Z:BUDOKAI2              ATARI                    Dec-03         1,241,071     7,772
[*]XBX       MADDEN NFL 2005                    ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-04         1,220,504     5,078
[*]PS2       TEKKEN 4                           NAMCO                    Sep-02         1,219,932     2,688
[*]GBA       DRAGONBALL Z: GOKU                 ATARI                    May-02         1,216,218       268
[*]XBX       PROJECT GOTHAM RACING              MICROSOFT                Nov-01         1,214,902       939
[*]XBX       SW: KNIGHTS REPUBLIC               LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT  Jul-03         1,202,441    10,517
[*]XBX       ESPN NFL 2K5                       TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE (CORP)Jul-04         1,197,480     4,192
[*]GCN       SONIC ADVENTURE 2                  SEGA OF AMERICA          Feb-02         1,180,910    10,567
[*]PS2       SIMPSONS: HIT & RUN                VIVENDI UNIVERSAL        Sep-03         1,179,170    17,388
[*]PS2       BOND 007: NIGHTFIRE                ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-02         1,177,036     2,879
[*]PS2       WWE: SHUT YOUR MOUTH               THQ                      Oct-02         1,169,993       470
[*]GBA       YOSHI'S ISLAND:MARIO3              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Sep-02         1,151,562       330
[*]NDS       SUPER MARIO 64 DS                  NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-04         1,144,137    24,007
[*]PS2       LORD RING:RETURN KING              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-03         1,134,501     4,848
[*]PS2       THE SIMS                           ELECTRONIC ARTS          Jan-03         1,103,586     3,986
[*]PS2       RATCHET & CLANK                    SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-02         1,102,686     5,330
[*]PS2       HITMAN 2: ASSASSIN                 EIDOS INTERACTIVE        Sep-02         1,098,909     1,597
[*]PS2       DEVIL MAY CRY                      CAPCOM USA               Oct-01         1,097,829       271
[*]PS2       T. CLANCYS GHOST RECON             UBISOFT (CORP)           Dec-02         1,094,206     2,260
[*]XBX       FABLE                              MICROSOFT                Sep-04         1,086,813    22,644
[*]GCN       ANIMAL CROSSING                    NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Sep-02         1,082,619    20,607
[*]PS2       NCAA FOOTBALL 2004                 ELECTRONIC ARTS          Jul-03         1,080,682       842
[*]GBA       DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO              THQ                      May-03         1,079,398     2,709
[*]GBA       SONIC ADVANCE                      THQ                      Feb-02         1,050,528       595
[*]PS2       WWE: HERE COMES PAIN               THQ                      Oct-03         1,046,882     6,640
[*]PS2       RATCHET & CLANK:GOING              SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-03         1,045,921    10,437
[*]PS2       SW: BATTLEFRONT                    LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT  Sep-04         1,043,040    68,142
[*]PS2       NCAA FOOTBALL 2005                 ELECTRONIC ARTS          Jul-04         1,025,110     4,722
[*]GBA       SPYRO: SEASON OF ICE               VIVENDI UNIVERSAL        Oct-01         1,025,040     3,276
[*]PS2       NBA LIVE 2003                      ELECTRONIC ARTS          Oct-02         1,006,797       214
[*]PS2       PAC-MAN WORLD 2                    NAMCO                    Feb-02         1,000,148     5,607
[*]XBX       T. CLANCYS GHOST RECON             UBISOFT (CORP)           Nov-02           996,824     1,503
[*]PS2       TONY HAWK UNDERGRND 2              ACTIVISION               Oct-04           995,940    17,541
[*]GBA       MARIO & LUIGI SAGA                 NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-03           992,177     4,306
[*]PS2       THE GETAWAY                        SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Jan-03           979,270     1,124
[*]GCN       MARIO PARTY 4                      NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Oct-02           978,258       745
[*]PS2       ESPN NBA 2K5                       TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE (CORP)Sep-04           977,346     3,500
[*]PS2       METAL GEAR3:SNAKE EAT              KONAMI OF AMERICA        Nov-04           973,431     8,716
[*]XBX       NEED SPEED:UNDRGRND 2              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-04           971,915     3,927
[*]GBA       KIRBY: NIGHTMARE                   NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Dec-02           970,793       405
[*]GCN       POKEMON COLOSSEUM                  NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Mar-04           966,777    31,792
[*]PS2       TIGER WOODS PGA 2004               ELECTRONIC ARTS          Sep-03           966,588       636
[*]GBA       THE INCREDIBLES                    THQ                      Nov-04           966,324     8,888
[*]GBA       DONKEY KONG COUNTRY                NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Jun-03           962,170       177
[*]GCN       SONIC MEGA COLLECTION              SEGA OF AMERICA          Nov-02           961,204    12,620
[*]GBA       HARRY POTTER: CHAMBER              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-02           960,946       792
[*]PS2       MIDNIGHT CLUB II                   ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Apr-03           958,875     7,489
[*]PS2       CALL OF DUTY: FINEST               ACTIVISION               Nov-04           958,305    21,169
[*]PS2       NCAA FOOTBALL 2003                 ELECTRONIC ARTS          Jul-02           956,873        77
[*]PS2       TWISTED METAL BLACK                SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Jun-01           954,913     1,073
[*]PS2       WWE SMACKDOWN: BRING               THQ                      Nov-01           949,039       136
[*]PS2       MADDEN NFL 2001                    ELECTRONIC ARTS          Oct-00           938,173
[*]GBA       METROID FUSION                     NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-02           937,340     1,570
[*]XBX       DEAD OR ALIVE 3                    TECMO                    Nov-01           919,702     1,447
[*]PS2       NFL STREET                         ELECTRONIC ARTS          Jan-04           915,034     3,841
[*]PS2       T. CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL           UBISOFT (CORP)           Apr-03           913,119     3,101
[*]PS2       YU-GI-OH! DUELISTS                 KONAMI OF AMERICA        Feb-03           907,404     6,013
[*]PS2       SPY HUNTER                         MIDWAY                   Sep-01           906,228     1,580
[*]PS2       SCOOBY-DOO:100 FRIGHT              THQ                      May-02           903,135     2,853
[*]PS2       DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO              THQ                      May-03           902,917     6,372
[*]PS2       CRAZY TAXI                         ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT    May-01           900,059       995
[*]PS2       RESIDENT EVIL CODE: X              CAPCOM USA               Aug-01           888,439       253
[*]GCN       SW: ROGUE SQUADRON II              LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT  Nov-01           886,919       551
[*]PS2       MVP BASEBALL 2005                  ELECTRONIC ARTS          Feb-05           880,855    17,700
[*]PS2       WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW               THQ                      Nov-04           879,295    37,269
[*]PS2       MVP BASEBALL 2004                  ELECTRONIC ARTS          Mar-04           869,824       979
[*]PS2       SPONGEBOB: BATTLE                  THQ                      Oct-03           860,740     8,425
[*]PS2       SOCOM W/O HEADSET                  SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Apr-03           859,959     1,810
[*]GBA       TETRIS WORLDS                      THQ                      Sep-01           849,464     8,153
[*]PS2       NFL 2K3                            SEGA OF AMERICA          Aug-02           842,755       261
[*]XBX       NEED SPEED: UNDERGRND              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-03           839,240     6,429
[*]PS2       FIGHT NIGHT 2004                   ELECTRONIC ARTS          Mar-04           835,207     5,439
[*]GCN       SOUL CALIBUR II                    NAMCO                    Aug-03           832,965     5,351
[*]XBX       MADDEN NFL 06                      ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-05           832,347   149,682
[*]GCN       MARIO PARTY 5                      NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-03           832,040       771
[*]GCN       STAR FOX ADVENTURES                NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Sep-02           820,890       956
[*]PS2       TIGER WOODS PGA 2005               ELECTRONIC ARTS          Sep-04           819,789    11,561
[*]GBA       KINGDOM HEARTS: CHAIN              SQUARE ENIX INC (CORP)   Dec-02           814,414     6,906
[*]PS2       SW EPISODE III: SITH               LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT  May-05           812,491    15,518
[*]XBX       SPIDER-MAN: THE MOVIE              ACTIVISION               Apr-02           807,797     1,499
[*]XBX       MADDEN NFL 2004                    ELECTRONIC ARTS          Aug-03           806,761       258
[*]PS2       NCAA FOOTBALL 06                   ELECTRONIC ARTS          July-05          802,110    69,754
[*]PS2       DRAGONBALL Z:BUDOKAI3              ATARI                    Nov-04           800,335    16,953
[*]XBX       T. CLANCYS RAINBOW SIX 3           UBISOFT (CORP)           Oct-04           786,646     3,952
[*]PS2       ONIMUSHA WARLORDS                  CAPCOM USA               Mar-01           786,375       145
[*]PS2       TETRIS WORLDS                      THQ                      Mar-02           786,140     4,803
[*]PS2       SOUL CALIBUR II                    NAMCO                    Aug-03           783,386     4,650
[*]PS2       HOT SHOTS GOLF 3                   SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Mar-02           782,252     2,863
[*]PS2       JAK 3                              SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-04           765,977    42,982
[*]XBX       MEDAL HONOR FRONTLINE              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-02           764,085     4,151
[*]PS2       TEST DRIVE                         ATARI                    May-02           761,310     2,382
[*]PS2       THE SIMS: BUSTIN' OUT              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Dec-03           757,692    10,334
[*]XBX       MAX PAYNE                          ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Dec-01           756,461       526
[*]XBX       SW: BATTLEFRONT                    LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT  Sep-04           750,804    36,365
[*]PS2       DEF JAM VENDETTA                   ELECTRONIC ARTS          Mar-03           745,300     1,930
[*]GBA       GOLDEN SUN                         NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-01           743,327
[*]GBA       YU-GI-OH! SACRED CARD              KONAMI OF AMERICA        Nov-03           742,964       828
[*]GBA       THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE                THQ                      Oct-04           741,205     6,025
[*]PS2       NBA LIVE 2002                      ELECTRONIC ARTS          Oct-01           741,088         9
[*]GBA       SONIC ADVANCE 2                    THQ                      Mar-03           738,495     1,147
[*]PS2       CONFLICT:DESERT STORM              GOTHAM GAMES (TAKE 2)    Sep-02           737,144     3,810
[*]PS2       RATCHET & CLANK: UP                SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-04           736,659    44,571
[*]GBA       SPIDER-MAN: THE MOVIE              ACTIVISION               Apr-02           735,388        70
[*]PS2       SSX 3                              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Oct-03           729,265     4,736
[*]XBX       MECH ASSAULT                       MICROSOFT                Nov-02           728,859     1,499
[*]XBX       TRUE CRIME:STREETS LA              ACTIVISION               Nov-03           726,506     2,686
[*]GCN       SPIDER-MAN: THE MOVIE              ACTIVISION               Apr-02           724,278     2,872
[*]PS2       SLY COOPER & THIEVIUS              SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Sep-02           723,190     7,580
[*]GCN       MARIO PARTY 6 W/MIC                NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-02           720,908    14,200
[*]GBA       WARIO LAND 4                       NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Nov-01           718,160         5
[*]GBA       CRASH BANDICOOT: HUGE              VIVENDI UNIVERSAL        Feb-02           716,697       757
[*]GBA       SPONGEBOB: DUTCHMAN                THQ                      Sep-02           716,035     5,958
[*]GBA       SPONGEBOB: BATTLE                  THQ                      Oct-03           701,470       879
[*]PS2       SHREK 2                            ACTIVISION               May-04           697,593    11,703
[*]PS2       EYE TOY                            SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-03           697,446     2,395
[*]PS2       HARRY POTTER: CHAMBER              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-02           697,084     1,504
[*]GBA       HARRY POTTER:SORCERER              ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-01           694,968        13
[*]GCN       MARIO GOLF: TOADSTOOL              NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Jul-03           686,822    15,447
[*]PS2       STATE OF EMERGENCY                 ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Feb-02           686,243       314
[*]PS2       SSX TRICKY                         ELECTRONIC ARTS          Nov-01           685,382     1,592
[*]GCN       PIKMIN                             NINTENDO OF AMERICA      Dec-01           678,790       411
[*]PS2       PRINCE PERSIA: SANDS               UBISOFT (CORP)           Nov-03           677,175     5,449
[*]GBA       TONY HAWKS PRO SKATR2              ACTIVISION               May-01           676,387        67
[*]PS2       GRAND THEFT AUTO PACK              ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)  Oct-03           672,396     1,539
[*]PS2       DARK CLOUD                         SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)May-01           669,200       609
[*]XBX       PROJECT GOTHAM 2                   MICROSOFT                Nov-03           666,901     4,516
[*]GBA       SPYRO 2: SEASON FLAME              VIVENDI UNIVERSAL        Sep-02           664,849     1,419[/LIST]


BONUS:

Top 5 PS2:

  • PS2 GRAND THEFT AUTO:VICE CITY ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2) Oct-02 6,674,792
  • PS2 GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2) Nov-04 5,795,052
  • PS2 GRAND THEFT AUTO 3 ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2) Oct-01 5,583,071
  • PS2 GRAN TURISMO 3:A-SPEC SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Jul-01 3,758,415
  • PS2 MADDEN NFL 2004 ELECTRONIC ARTS Aug-03 3,445,506

Top 5 Xbox:

  • XBX HALO MICROSOFT Nov-01 4,144,916
  • XBX HALO 2 MICROSOFT Nov-04 3,127,705
  • XBX T. CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL UBISOFT (CORP) Nov-03 1,519,610
  • XBX GRAND THEFT AUTO PACK ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2) Oct-03 1,375,329
  • XBX MADDEN NFL 2005 ELECTRONIC ARTS Aug-04 1,220,504

Top 5 GameCube:

  • GCN SUPER SMASH BRO MELEE NINTENDO OF AMERICA Dec-01 2,940,759
  • GCN SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE NINTENDO OF AMERICA Aug-02 2,132,399
  • GCN ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER NINTENDO OF AMERICA Mar-03 1,986,410
  • GCN MARIO KART: DOUBLE NINTENDO OF AMERICA Nov-03 1,914,527
  • GCN LUIGI'S MANSION NINTENDO OF AMERICA Nov-01 1,734,426

Top Fighting Traditional Fighting games:

  1. PS2 DRAGONBALL Z: BUDOKAI ATARI Dec-02 1,728,640
  2. PS2 MORTAL KOMBAT: DEADLY MIDWAY Nov-02 1,417,580
  3. PS2 TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT NAMCO Oct-00 1,364,445
  4. PS2 DRAGONBALL Z:BUDOKAI2 ATARI Dec-03 1,241,071
  5. PS2 TEKKEN 4 NAMCO Sep-02 1,219,932

Top Sony PS2 Platforming games:

  1. PS2 JAK AND DAXTER:LEGACY SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Dec-01 1,695,698
  2. PS2 CRASH BANDICOOT:CORTX VIVENDI UNIVERSAL Oct-01 1,631,579
  3. PS2 JAK II SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Oct-03 1,273,689
  4. PS2 RATCHET & CLANK SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-02 1,102,686
  5. PS2 RATCHET & CLANK:GOING Commando SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-03 1,045,921
Top First-Person Shooter video games (general):

  • XBX HALO MICROSOFT Nov-01 4,144,916
  • XBX HALO 2 MICROSOFT Nov-04 3,127,705
  • PS2 MEDAL HONOR FRONTLINE ELECTRONIC ARTS May-02 2,319,374
  • PS2 BOND:AGENT UNDER FIRE ELECTRONIC ARTS Nov-01 1,499,533
  • GCN METROID PRIME NINTENDO OF AMERICA Nov-02 1,309,851
Top 10 console Racing/Driving games:

  • PS2 GRAN TURISMO 3:A-SPEC SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Jul-01 3,758,415
  • PS2 NEED SPEED: UNDERGRND ELECTRONIC ARTS Nov-03 2,522,993
  • GCN MARIO KART: DOUBLE NINTENDO OF AMERICA Nov-03 1,914,527
  • PS2 NEED SPEED:UNDRGRND 2 ELECTRONIC ARTS Nov-04 1,818,953
  • PS2 ATV OFF ROAD FURY SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Feb-01 1,689,163
  • PS2 SIMPSONS: ROAD RAGE ELECTRONIC ARTS Nov-01 1,600,263
  • PS2 MIDNIGHT CLUB:STREET ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2) Oct-00 1,564,276
  • PS2 ATV OFF ROAD FURY 2 SONY COMPUTER ENT. (SONY)Nov-02 1,426,436
  • PS2 NEED SPEED: PURSUIT 2 ELECTRONIC ARTS Sep-02 1,333,879
  • XBX PROJECT GOTHAM RACING MICROSOFT Nov-01 1,214,902
 
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bobone

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Crazy for me to see the games I've always considered to be the most popular of all time not even make a dent in the sales of today. We are seeing games sell 15+ million now. On consoles that have a much smaller install base than PS2.

Really interesting. Thanks for that.
 

EssKayZee

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Why Halo 2 (launched nov 04, sales 3,127,705) and Halo 2 Limited Edition (launched Nov 04, sales 1,673,480) are listed separately? Isn't it essentially the same game? (total sales 4,801,185)
Pretty sure it sold more than Halo CE in US as well as WW.
 
Why Halo 2 (launched nov 04, sales 3,127,705) and Halo 2 Limited Edition (launched Nov 04, sales 1,673,480) are listed separately? Isn't it essentially the same game? (total sales 4,801,185)
Pretty sure it sold more than Halo CE in US as well as WW.

Because they are not the same SKU, one is the limited edition.
 

EssKayZee

Member
But it is just a name for Halo 2's collectors edition. Like it was branded "Halo 2 Limited Collector's Edition" released the same day as the standard edition.

Just like these days games get different editions like standard, digital deluxe, collector's etc but sales of all editions are included in total game sales except when a collection or a game of the year edition is released later on. That is counted separately.

I know you are not at fault here because I remember NPD reported Halo 2 numbers as such. But it still doesn't make sense to this day because we are talking about game sales, not individual SKU sales.
 
But it is just a name for Halo 2's collectors edition. Like it was branded "Halo 2 Limited Collector's Edition" released the same day as the standard edition.

Just like these days games get different editions like standard, digital deluxe, collector's etc but sales of all editions are included in total game sales except when a collection or a game of the year edition is released later on. That is counted separately.

I know you are not at fault here because I remember NPD reported Halo 2 numbers as such. But it still doesn't make sense to this day because we are talking about game sales, not individual SKU sales.

Yeah but it's still a different version though. SO they tracked it separately.
 

cryptoadam

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Crazy for me to see the games I've always considered to be the most popular of all time not even make a dent in the sales of today. We are seeing games sell 15+ million now. On consoles that have a much smaller install base than PS2.

Really interesting. Thanks for that.

Its crazy reading all these lists how small game sales were back then. I am having the same reaction you are.

I guess its like movies. Go look at some of the box office of your favourite 80's or 90's movies and compare it to even medicore movies today.
 

Clear

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People forget that PS2 had only just hit 100mil when 360 launched; and of the 55mil sales in the following years a relatively low volume were in the NA market.
 
Its crazy reading all these lists how small game sales were back then. I am having the same reaction you are.

I guess its like movies. Go look at some of the box office of your favourite 80's or 90's movies and compare it to even medicore movies today.

No it makes perfect, sense, a large amount of PS2 games had nothing to do with games, especially outside NA which was and still is the largest retail gaming market. The fact GTA San Andreas, the systems best selling game, only sold 20 million of the 155 million+ sales of the PS2 should speak volumes on that.
 

ethomaz

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Again I ask for the source because these numbers are screwed.

GT3 is close to 7 million than only 3.7 million in US.
 
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