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List: Top Ten Best Selling Video Games in USA (all consoles) in 2007

Date: January 2008

Source: NPD

Base: By video games point-of-sales data in USA during the year.

Notes: Total sales of consoles and software were up 43% from 2006 ($17.94 billion versus $12.53 billion) in 2006. The Nintendo DS sold 8.5 million units throughout the year and Pokemon Diamond made the top ten software chart. The Wii sold a total of 6.29 million systems in 2007. The Wii Play was the number 2 best-selling game for the year with 4.12 million units sold, Super Mario Galaxy was the fifth best-selling game of the year (2.52 million copies) and Mario Party 8 tenth (1.82 million units sold). Microsoft's Xbox 360 sold 4.62 million units with Halo 3 being the top selling game of the year with 4.82 million units moved. Call of Duty 4 took the number three slot with 3.04 million units sold, and Assassin's Creed came in ninth with 1.87 million units sold. Sony sold 3.82 million pieces of PlayStation Portable hardware, and 3.97 million units of PlayStation 2 hardware but only 2.56 million PS3 units in 2007. Guitar Hero was the main Playstation software success. As the NPD Group point out: "If Halo 3 was the game of the year (in terms of sales), one has to recognize the tremendous success of the Guitar Hero franchise. Guitar Hero games sold over $820 million at U.S. retail which is a record for any single franchise in any one year."

Rank

Title

Platform

Units Sold (mn)

1.

Halo 3

Xbox 360

4.82

2.

Wii Play (with remote)

Wii

4.12

3.

Call of Duty 4

Xbox 360

3.04

4.

Guitar Hero III

PS2

2.72

5.

Super Mario Galaxy

Wii

2.52

6.

Pokemon Diamond

DS

2.48

7.

Madden NFL 08

PS2

1.98

8.

Guitar Hero 2

PS2

1.89

9.

Assassin's Creed

Xbox 360

1.87

10.

Mario Party 8

Wii

1.82


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