Bestbuy.com best sellers: October 1-7

Football replaces football atop the charts as FIFA takes field; soccer sim takes two slots, Madden holds tight with three.

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The international version of football ran all over the American version last week, when the almighty Madden was ousted from the top spot of Bestbuy.com's console sales chart by another EA sports title, FIFA 07.

Electronic Arts' latest iteration of its prolific FIFA franchise debuted last week, with the PlayStation 2 version locking up the number one spot and the Xbox version sliding into sixth on Bestbuy.com's sales charts. The game was also released on the GameCube, DS, and PC. Xbox 360 and PlayStation Portable versions will be released later this month.

Second place went to the bullet-heavy Grand Theft Auto imitator in Saints Row for the Xbox 360. The well-reviewed game from THQ was released in late August.

EA Sports continued its chart domination, with three versions of Madden NFL 07 and one version of NBA Live 07 joining FIFA 07 in the top 10. Madden took third (Xbox 360), fourth (PS2), and eighth (PSP), while NBA Live 07 for the PS2 dribbled into seventh.

2K Sports' NBA 2K7 for the Xbox 360, which was the third-best seller the previous week, hung on the rim of the top 10, landing in 10th. Rounding out the list was Activision's World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions in fifth and New Super Mario Bros. for the DS ninth.

Discussion

50 comments
Ghimo
Ghimo

If EA is satisfying the needs of gamers as evidenced by the top 10 list, why is that worrisome? Apparently, gamers want their sports games and EA and Take Two are more than happy to oblige. On another note, it seems gamers really want their poker as well...never thought I'd see World Series of Poker break the Top 10 at number 6.

maxibhoy
maxibhoy

It's actually kind of worrying how much EA dominate that list. It's only going to increase when Battlefield 2142 comes out in stores.

Mr_Bodywave
Mr_Bodywave

Wow--if you look at the installed base of PS2 vs xbox360, it is AMAZING to me that Madden on Xbox360 sold more than for PS2.

Formula_50
Formula_50

THQ and Volition may not mind, but I find it very irritating. It has become a broken record to call Saints Row a clone of GTA. The sales prove that this game has legs.

ov3rdance
ov3rdance

the real football game is #1 haha. John Madden is not football it's a handball

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

EA games are doing it big, 2K Games just need to step up a little bit.

silverfoxfoxfox
silverfoxfoxfox

nba 2k7 is sweet and so is fifa and the new madden isnt bad either

_Sam_
_Sam_

sports games are really dominating

Smow117
Smow117

Wow, I still can not believe the New Super Mario Bros. is STILL up there. Props for Nintendo on that game!

godovivel
godovivel

thank you Mkeegs79 for chart

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

ryokinshin6x3 Deals? Games cost the same everywhere. There isnt really any deals. I go to Best Buy often. Its not accurate at all if you considered the overall sale of games nationwide in GameStop, Babbages, Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, and every other place.

ryokinshin6x3
ryokinshin6x3

loads of ppl do go to bestbuy though because they constantly hav deals on games, might not be perfectly accurate, bu toh well

TryMe01
TryMe01

the bestbuy charts is not the best, as they are not the only store to sell games... but 1 DS game, oh c'mon!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

The OVERALL top ten nation wide Madden NFL 07 (PS2) Electronic Arts Saints Row (Xbox 360) THQ LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PS2) LucasArts Madden NFL 07 (Xbox 360) Electronic Arts LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (GameCube) LucasArts Madden NFL 07 (Xbox) Electronic Arts NBA Live 07 (PS2) Electronic Arts LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Xbox 360) LucasArts LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Xbox) LucasArts Madden NFL 07: Hall of Fame Edition (PS2) Electronic Arts Who would go by just BestBuy? What about GameStop???

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

I honestly don't like buying games from Best Buy, they don't have that many choices or best specials like Fry's Electronics does, or Outpost.com. But I'm impress that FIFA 07 was number one.

RahKayne
RahKayne

wtf 07 this 07 that, anywayz I'm quite surprised FIFA got 1st place.

xfan-atic
xfan-atic

Great that the XBox 360 is doing well, even with such weak releases september has showed. But when GoW come, and CoD3, and Splinter Cell DA, holiday season will rock the 360!!!!

Nintendus
Nintendus

"Wow ... only 1 DS game in top 10 ... but this will change when Pokemon is released!! " That's a long time from now, but you are right.

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Man I wish I could afford a freakin DS.....................

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Wow, I thought super mario would be out of there but its hanging on, now drop the price and it'll shoot up again!

calvinx6
calvinx6

Only 1 DS game make it on the chart. Things like this shouldn't happen; this is unconstitional.

Jason____
Jason____

Damn! Almost all crappy sports titles. I hate to see the charts fill up with junk like that, it only encourages more!

sjustememe
sjustememe

EA SUX i don't know why people buy their crap.

Dic_Dasterdly
Dic_Dasterdly

Looks like 360 games are doing better then PS2 games.

daqua_99
daqua_99

Wow ... only 1 DS game in top 10 ... but this will change when Pokemon is released!!

gertish
gertish

NSMB is still on the top 10? I'm amazed!

neoand12
neoand12

Damn You EA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Manatassi
Manatassi

Lookie a real sport, hey I'm proud you guys are growing up :)

joneh2
joneh2

tsk tsk soccer... i dont know qwhy americans call it soccer, when their "football" involves much less actually kicking a ball. Plus, we got the name football first.

Dekuxutu
Dekuxutu

"Why on earth is FIFA 07 there? IS football(soccer) even popular in America?" You forget that America is the land of the extremes. There are many people from other parts of the world that live in America.

P2L5NM
P2L5NM

Why on earth is FIFA 07 there? IS football(soccer) even popular in America?

Poltergeist13
Poltergeist13

Saints Row outsold Madden on 360 for the month. Hopefully the Madden crown has been conquered in the next generation.

RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

fordies, "soccer" is very popular here. Sure, football gets all the attention but soccer is one of our major sports.

fordies
fordies

How did Fifa get there i thought Americans hated football

Dolacide
Dolacide

It is differently EA's week.

GMAN32X
GMAN32X

The list doesn't surprise me. I'm looking forward to seeing it for the week of 11/19 - 11/26. That should be interesting!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Madden sales are ridiculous. STILL on the charts. I wonder what GameStop's top ten are.

BlazetheDragon
BlazetheDragon

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