'Madden' Wins 2006 Sales Race


Posted January 12, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

It's the beginning of 2007 (the most important year in your life) and the numbers keep rolling in from last year. Today's word is on the top-selling videogame titles of 2006.

EA Games' Madden 2007 was the best-selling game of the year according to industry analysts NPD.

The football simulator sold 2.6 million copies for the PlayStation 2. Second place went to The New Super Mario Brothers for the Nintendo DS which sold 2 million copies, and third was Xbox 360 must-have Gears of War that sold 1.8 million units.

For a full list, click the cut.

Top-selling games for 2006

PS2--Madden NFL 07, Electronic Arts--2.8 M
NDS--New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo--2.0 M
360--Gears of War, Microsoft--1.8 M
PS2--Kingdom Hearts II, Square Enix--1.7 M
PS2--Guitar Hero II, Activision--1.3 M
PS2--Final Fantasy XII, Square Enix--1.3 M
NDS--Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, Nintendo--1.1 M
360--Madden NFL 07, Electronic Arts--1.1 M
360--Tom Clancy's GRAW, Ubisoft--1.0 M
PS2--NCAA Football 07, Electronic Arts--1.0 M

Top-selling games for December 2006

360--Gears of War, Microsoft--815.7 K
PS2--Guitar Hero II, Activision--805.2 K
PS2--Madden NFL 07, Electronic Arts--737.1 K
GC--Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo--532.9 K
Wii--Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo--519.2 K
PS2--WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, THQ--484.5 K
NDS--New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo--427.5 K
360--Call of Duty 3, Activision--410.8 K
NDS--Yoshi's Island 2, Nintendo--407.2 K
PS2--Call of Duty 3, Activision--365.3 K


Top-selling games for December 2006 across all platforms

Madden NFL 07, Electronic Arts--1.9 M
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo--1.5 M
Call of Duty 3, Activision--1.1 M
Cars, THQ--874.0 K
Need for Speed Carbon, Electronic Arts--871.6 K
Gears of War, Microsoft--815.7 K
Guitar Hero 2, Activision--805.2 K
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, LucasArts--792.3 K
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, THQ--731.6 K
Tony Hawk's Project 8, Activision--713.9 K
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Activision--642.9 K

Top-selling accessories in December 2006

360 Wireless Controller--823.8 K
Wii Remote Controller--646.7 K
Wii Nunchuk Controller--497.1 K
PS2 8MB Memory Card--474.8 K
PS3 Sixaxis Wireless Controller--336.0

GameSpot.com: Madden hoists 2006 sales trophy

Tags: Videogames
'Madden' Wins 2006 Sales Race


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