ChartSpot: June 2004

Spider-Man 2 cast its Web over the latest monthly best-seller list from NPD; Driver 3, Riddick, Full Spectrum Warrior, and Zelda also debut strong.

Just like Peter Parker in the movie Spider-Man 2, the latest batch of NPD numbers arrived late. By coincidence, Spider-Man 2 the game was atop those charts as the number-one best-seller overall, the top PlayStation 2 title, the number-two Xbox game, and the number-five GameCube selection.

The much-derided PC version of Spider-Man 2 didn't even crack the top 20 PC games. But even if it had, there's little chance it could've unseated City of Heroes, which has reigned supreme since April. NCsoft's superhero role-playing game was followed by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and the original Rise of Nations. The only new game to crack the top 10 was NovaLogic's modern-combat shooter Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising, the sixth best-selling title of the month.

Besides Spider-Man 2, the big name in the console game was Driver 3. Despite poor reviews, the combination of driving action and third-person shooter was the second best-selling PS2 game and fifth best-selling Xbox game. The other major multiplatform releases were Shrek 2 (#3 PS2, #9 Xbox, #4 GC) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (#4 PS2, #8 Xbox, #2 GC). Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow also appeared on both the PS2 and Xbox charts, coming in ninth and seventh, while the Mega Man Anniversary Collection graced the PS2 and GameCube lists at tenth and third.

The most console-exclusive activity was in the Xbox top 10, which saw the first-place debut of Full Spectrum Warrior and a third-place finish for Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures also came out on top of the GameCube best-sellers, while three Classic NES Series--Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong, arrived in the Game Boy Advance top 10.

ALL CONSOLES
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePlatformPublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Spider-Man 2PS2Activision Jun '04$49
**2Full Spectrum WarriorXboxTHQ Jun '04$49
**3The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AdventuresGC Nintendo of America Jun '04$49
**4Driver 3PS2Atari Jun '04$49
**5Spider-Man 2XboxActivision Jun '04$49
**6Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher BayXboxVivendi Universal Jun '04$49
57Shrek 2PS2Activision May '04$43
**8Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanPS2Electronic Arts Jun '04$40
**9Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros.GBANintendo of America Jun '04$19
1910Mario vs. Donkey KongGBANintendo of America May '04$31
**11Classic NES Series: The Legend of ZeldaGBANintendo of America Jun '04$20
1212Halo: Combat EvolvedXboxMicrosoft Nov '01$30
413MVP Baseball 2004PS2Electronic Arts Mar '04$48
**14Driver 3XboxAtari Jun '04$49
115Red Dead RevolverPS2Take-Two Interactive May '04$46
916Shrek 2GBAActivision May '04$30
217NBA BallersPS2Midway Apr '04$38
318Fight Night 2004 PS2Electronic Arts Apr '04$48
**19Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanGC Electronic Arts Jun '04$40
**20Tom Clancy's Pandora TomorrowPS2Ubisoft Jun '04$49

PC
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherAverage Price
11City of HeroesNCsoft$46
1072Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanElectronic Arts$29
53Rise of NationsMicrosoft$35
34Battlefield VietnamElectronic Arts$38
25Far CryUbisoft$38
**6Joint Operations: Typhoon RisingNovaLogic$38
407Halo: Combat EvolvedMicrosoft$30
128Call of DutyActivision$37
69Unreal Tournament 2004Atari$39
910The Sims DeluxeElectronic Arts$23
28511The Sims Mega DeluxeElectronic Arts$36
1112Age of MythologyMicrosoft$32
3313The Sims: Superstar Expansion PackElectronic Arts$22
1014Counter-Strike: Condition ZeroVivendi Universal$35
415Rise of Nations: Thrones & PatriotsMicrosoft$28
716Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicLucasArts$32
1317Thief: Deadly ShadowsEidos$39
4218Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of FlightMicrosoft$37
1819Zoo Tycoon: Complete CollectionMicrosoft$29
1720Warcraft III: BattlechestVivendi Universal$41

PLAYSTATION 2
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Spider-Man 2Activision Jun '04$49
**2Driver 3Atari Jun '04$49
53Shrek 2Activision May '04$43
**4Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanElectronic Arts Jun '04$40
45MVP Baseball 2004Electronic Arts Mar '04$48
16Red Dead RevolverTake-Two Interactive May '04$46
27NBA BallersMidway Apr '04$38
38Fight Night 2004 Electronic Arts Apr '04$48
**9Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow Ubisoft Jun '04$49
**10Mega Man Anniversary CollectionCapcom Usa Jun '04$30

XBOX
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Full Spectrum WarriorTHQ Jun '04$49
**2Spider-Man 2Activision Jun '04$49
**3Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher BayVivendi Universal Jun '04$49
24Halo: Combat EvolvedMicrosoft Nov '01$30
**5Driver 3Atari Jun '04$49
16Red Dead RevolverTake-Two Interactive May '04$46
57Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow Ubisoft Mar '04$48
**8Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanElectronic Arts Jun '04$40
**9Shrek 2Activision May '04$45
810MVP Baseball 2004Electronic Arts Mar '04$49

GAMECUBE
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AdventuresNintendo of America Jun '04$49
**2Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanElectronic Arts Jun '04$40
**3Mega Man Anniversary CollectionCapcom Usa Jun '04$29
24Shrek 2Activision May '04$45
**5Spider-Man 2Activision Jun '04$49
46Sonic Mega CollectionSega of America Nov '02$19
57Super Smash Bros. MeleeNintendo of America Dec '01$29
**8Soul Calibur IINamco Aug '03$20
39Custom RoboNintendo of America May '04$40
110Pokemon ColosseumNintendo of America Mar '04$49

GAME BOY ADVANCE
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePlatformPublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros.GBANintendo of America Jun '04$19
22Mario vs. Donkey KongGBANintendo of America May '04$31
**3Classic NES Series: The Legend of ZeldaGBANintendo of America Jun '04$20
14Shrek 2GBAActivision May '04$30
**5Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanGBAElectronic Arts May '04$30
**6Sonic Advance 3GBATHQ May '04$30
**7Classic NES Series: Donkey KongGBANintendo of America Jun '04$19
38Mario Bros 3: Mario 4GBANintendo of America Oct '03$30
49Pokemon Ruby GBANintendo of America Mar '03$33
**10Nicktoons Collec. Vol 1 GBAMajesco May '04$20

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