November software sales charts

NPD releases its market research for the month of November, including the best sellers of the month.

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NPDFunworld issued a release today detailing the 20 best-selling games for the month of November. Even though it was released mid-month, Konami's Metal Gear Solid 2 took the top sales spot. Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III held on to its second-place position from October, and Luigi's Mansion and Halo debuted on the November charts at three and four, respectively.

The list below ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit out 6014070Top Games page .

Rank this month / Rank last month / Title / Platform / Publisher / Average price
1 / * / Metal Gear Solid 2 / PS2 / Konami / $50
2 / 2 / Grand Theft Auto III / PS2 / Rockstar Games / $51
3 / * / Luigi's Mansion / GC / Nintendo / $50
4 / * / Halo / Xbox / Microsoft / $49
5 / 4 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 / PS2 / Activision / $48
6 / * / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / PS / Electronic Arts / $40
7 / * / Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II / GC / LucasArts / $49
8 / * / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / GBC / Electronic Arts / $29
9 / 3 / Madden NFL 2002 / PS2 / Electronic Arts / $50
10 / * / WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It / PS2 / THQ / $51
11 / * / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 / PS / Activision / $40
12 / * / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / GBA / Electronic Arts / $38
13 / * / Project Gotham Racing / Xbox / Microsoft / $49
14 / * / Dead or Alive 3 / Xbox / Tecmo / $49
15 / 7 / NBA Live 2002 / PS2 / Electronic Arts / $50
16 / 5 / Pokémon Crystal / GBC / Nintendo / $29
17 / 10 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 / PS / $19
18 / * / NFL Fever 2002 / Xbox / Microsoft / $49
19 / * / Monsters Inc. / GBC / THQ / $28
20 / * / James Bond in Agent Under Fire / PS2 / Electronic Arts / $50

In addition to the monthly sales chart, NPD also reported that total industry sales--which include hardware, software, and accessories sales--are clocking in at $6.4 billion for the year to date. By comparison, the industry did $4.7 billion in business from January 2000 to November 2000. Software sales this month are up 28 percent when compared with November 2000.

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