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Halo 3 Tops List Of Best Selling Games In 2007

by Dave Parrack

NPD have revealed the official figures for the top ten best selling games of 2007 in the United States, and surprise surprise, Halo 3 tops the chart by quite a way, selling 4.82 million copies since it’s release.

Again, in another thrilling twist (uh huh) Wii Play comes out as a definite second with huge sales of 4.12 million units.

There is then quite a jump to the next step on the ladder, with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on the Xbox 360 coming a definitive third place with just over 3 million units sold.

The top ten best selling games in the USA for the last year:

01. Halo 3 (Xbox 360) - 4,820,000
02. Wii Play with Remote (Wii) - 4,120,000
03. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) - 3,040,000
04. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2) - 2,720,000
05. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - 2,520,000
06. Pokemon Diamond (DS) - 2,480,000
07. Madden NFL 08 (PS2) - 1,900,000
08. Guitar Hero II (PS2) - 1,890,000
09. Assassin’s Creed (Xbox 360) - 1,870,000
10. Mario Party 8 (Wii) - 1,820,000

What’s interesting, at least to me, is the spread of games across the various consoles. It seems that despite being miles behind the Wii in terms of console sales, the Xbox 360 can still shift hefty amounts of games. The Microsoft console has three games in the top ten, and two of them are in the top three.

It seems Wii owners, on the other hand, seem to buy their console, and grab a copy of Wii Play just for the extra remote, and then just well, stop buying games altogether.

It’s a mixed bag for Sony with a complete lack of PS3 releases being sweetened by the fact that the PS2 is very well represented. Okay, take Guitar Hero out of the equation, and it would be an even poorer showing, but thankfully, for all of us Guitar Hero addicts, it’s out there, and still kicks ass, regardless of what console it’s being played on.

[Source: Kotaku]

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2 Responses to “Halo 3 Tops List Of Best Selling Games In 2007”

  1. Wii Rally » Blog Archive » Wii Play - a Top Selling Game for 2007 Says:

    [...] Top Selling Game for 2007 by Lynn Little It really doesn’t surprise me to learn that Wii Play finished second in games sold for 2007. While Wii Play is a fun game, it comes with a Wiimote, a huge selling point for the $50 game. [...]

  2. SecondStoryGamer » Microsoft Winning Console Wars (According to Microsoft) Says:

    [...] than Microsoft, software is really what makes money.  And considering that they do have the most sold game of 2007 exclusively on their platform, who would really argue that they haven’t sold the most [...]

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