US console charts: September 5-11

New Super Mario Bros. leapfrogs Saints Row and Madden back into the top slot after a brief hiatus.

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The saying goes, "What goes up must come down." However, in the case of New Super Mario Bros., it goes back up again. The plucky DS game has once again topped the latest console-game sales rankings from Best Buy. During the week of September 5 to 11, it edged out the previous week's champion, THQ's Saints Row (Xbox 360), which now finds itself parked in fifth place.

New Super Mario Bros. also edged out Madden NFL 07, the latest installment in the top sports franchise of all time. The PlayStation 2 edition of the game was relegated to the number-two slot, just in front of the Xbox 360 version. No other versions of Madden made it into the top 10, although another Electronic Arts sports title, NASCAR 07 (PlayStation 2), raced into sixth place.

Another new entrant on the list was LucasArts' Lego Star Wars: The Original Trilogy for the PlayStation 2 (ninth). The rest of the top 10, was all about the DS. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day stayed strong in fourth, Mario Kart DS cruised along in seventh, Star Fox Command ruled eighth place, and Tetris DS was tail-end Charlie in 10th.

Discussion

87 comments
lilt0193
lilt0193

Wow, I mean I know it hasnt been number one since may. But still Mario like owns the sales. Watch it finally reach a number 7 spot in november ;)

ninjajuggalo810
ninjajuggalo810

yeah xbox gets all the good games look at this previous year like bomberman

jacques117
jacques117

mario can die now... Still waiting for some good 360 games to come out... November, that is the month to end all other months...

Gigadragon2005
Gigadragon2005

new super mario bros still on the chart?! Wow it seems everyone loves mario!

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

I see people make comments on the source of the counts all the time and i bet if you looked at the sales from eb, walmart, blockbuster or any other outlet that sells games theres little to no difference in them, we all buy the same crap over and over anyway, the stores matter very little. Am i saying they would all be exactly the same? no, but i bet its closer than than anyone thinks it is.

ninjajuggalo810
ninjajuggalo810

also to complain that bestbuy is a stupid place to get this info is dumb as well regardless of where you buy your games bestbuy still sells a lot even if you hardly ever buy your games there do you only buy madden games do you only buy mario its still averaged out people dont go to eb games for liberty stories for psp and go to bestbuy for mario kart for ds and walmart for saints row thats the only way that this list wouldnt be valid and in which case no list would be valid

ninjajuggalo810
ninjajuggalo810

sony has sold 106 million ps2s world wide i would expect to see ps2 for a while even though you won see to many xbox gamecube games on the list being that only 24 million xbox worldwide and 21 million game cubes worldwide were sold

jtvance
jtvance

I agree. I RARELY buy games at best buy, let alone buy them from Bestbuy.com unless I have a giftcard or something. They should try to get sales figures from EB Games/Gamestop.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Maybe it's just me, but these charts just don't seem accurate. GS should use somebody besides Best Buy for these stats. I don't even buy my games from BB unless I'm impulse buying. Which is a rare thing. I go to BB for CDs and DVDs.

ickysweat
ickysweat

Roytheviking: I'm sorry, but that was a stupid statement. the ps2 has been out forever and is in nearly every gamers household. tens of millions of ps2's are all ready out there and alot of poeple are waiting to decide what next gen system to go with.

thekey
thekey

RoyTheViking "PS2 is still outselling 360" So what? The PS2 is going to out sell the PS3.

Berem
Berem

DS continues to dominate... Dont you see that the DS > PSP Even though PSP is far superior hardware? This leads me to reason that Wii > Ps3.. same scenerio.

silverfoxfoxfox
silverfoxfoxfox

tetris ds...... wtf......psp is very fun........i like it......loco roco is weird...... i want to play vice city stories........nba live 07.......cash money chaos.....ncaa 0 7.......call of duty.......the future is now with the psp!

_Sam_
_Sam_

I haven't played that game yet

DanteKiller
DanteKiller

i am a psp fan, but i bought mine to play games. the ds obviously seems to have been worth shipping before the psp, just like the 360 was worth being shipped before the ps3. just one thing....why new super mario bros AGAIN?! i mean i like the game, but 3 months on top?!

partyarty
partyarty

i dont want any1 to misunderstand me, i dont meen dat gettin a PsP or DS should b juss to listen to music, its tru dey r GAME systems but ma point is da PSP has more capabilities den to juss PLAY GAMES and ppl realize dat and datZ y u dont see many PSP games on the charts, now when it comes to mario sellin more den madden ay it happens, but i also want evry1 heer to no dat bestbuy is not da ONLY place ppl get games from bestbuy duzz NOT determine which games sell more, cuzz i can tell u one thing, i saw alot of ppl get madden and not too many get mario, and the places dey got it from wer NOT best buy

XitachiXUchihaX
XitachiXUchihaX

Yeah cuz everyone knows buying game systems is for listen to music on it...

partyarty
partyarty

uhh guys its reely not dat serious, i meen reely da only reason dat da DS is rulin da charts right now is cuz da onli ppl dat by it r lil kids....and lil kids r da ones who by da MOST GAMES...dat doesnt meen da DS is necessarily better den da PSP cuzz last tyme i checked ppl who by PSP dont need to by games fo it cuzz dey store music, pics, vids and dey by full length movies for it, so u guys can have your super mario or w/e, nowadayz handhelds r less about GAMES and more bout complete ENTERTAINMENT

Kurtisadei
Kurtisadei

to all u psp fans who want to make fun of this in any way, just don't. u have nothing to say and nintendo's system is dominating. case closed

xdude85
xdude85

There's no stopping Nintendo!

inferno394
inferno394

no PSP games? AWWWE :( looks like DS keeps bending over the psp

punkindoubt86
punkindoubt86

Half of that list is OWNED by the DS.. woot! Go Nintendo!

sigma8
sigma8

fallout_red: "Why are people are paying more than $30 for a DS game that is made with cost like a NES game with graphics a bit better? I'll never know. At least one next-gen game is there. Without it, I would died after seeing all those DS games up there." answer: because it's more fun than 90% of the "next-gen" titles. Sadly, "next-gen" doesn't equate to "better game". It only means better graphics. I'd really like to play Dead Rising, but most next-gen titles so far are *yawn*

sigma8
sigma8

Kumar_shaw: "bestbuy.com? lol, indicative of the whole industry I guess?" Yep. Pretty much. It's a major retailer that moves a lot of videogames, and it's in all 50 states. Compared to most surveys or polls you read about that tend to be a "random sampling of 500 people contacted by telephone", I think using Bestbuy as a national indicator is definitely more indicative of the whole industry.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

New Super Mario Bros. is back, fools!

Mark2099
Mark2099

japan was all 10 ds titles. 5 are in North America. Only a matter of time.

Maeros4
Maeros4

wow... allmost everyweek there is something to wonder about, like the all top ten in japan a few weeks ago. but this is something to... mario selling out Madden in America while madden is released in late august and mario in half may.... thats amazing :P

Buffulor
Buffulor

go mario, i guess americans know a good game when they see it

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

I just love it when 70% of the games are not PS2 games!:D And where is the PSP?:lol:

faridmon
faridmon

ok, US is becomming more and more like Japan, show some love to the mighty DS, Chavs in europe.

gastof
gastof

DS RULES SO WILL NINTENDO WII

Kumar_Shah
Kumar_Shah

bestbuy.com? lol, indicative of the whole industry I guess?

WPack911
WPack911

LOL, Mario is Beating Madden so soon after Madden's luanch. Nintendo is here to stay and not only stay, but they are here to take back the entire gaming market. The DS has won the Handheld race and the Wii get's it's shot to take back console dominance Nov. 19th, the winds of change our upon us. -WPack911

ffmarco
ffmarco

sugoi! NSMB is back on top! Soon its gonna break the 10 million mark wordlwide.

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

This game is the reason to own a DS, its that fun and I've only played it at Walmart!!!!!!!! Wish I had the cash for one.................................

Gamer46
Gamer46

It's a shame Yakuza isn't on the list. That game is great.

meimnobody
meimnobody

Yes it would be preorders since you cannot really cancel them if memory serves.

Sonic_Freak87
Sonic_Freak87

Fallout_red Why are people are paying more than $30 for a DS game that is made with cost like a NES game with graphics a bit better? I'll never know. At least one next-gen game is there. Without it, I would died after seeing all those DS games up there) geez a bit better? how could you even compare the two?

bryehngeocef
bryehngeocef

ok, so these numbers are up to Sept. 11. LSW2 didn't get released untill Sept. 12. Unless BestBuy.com broke street date, or these are based on pre-orders something is very wrong here. Great numbers guys.

Havoc19
Havoc19

good list, wonder how dead rising did?

Konfusion
Konfusion

Call me a fanboy, but I just love seing Mario be where he deserves to be -- on top. Nintendo's invaded us with so many crappy side titles that we forgot what made Mario so great, and this time, we get to see it again... That game just pwns everything else I've played these past few months, glad to see it hang on. Mario Kart DS is kickin, too !