US console sales chart: July 16-22

Gamers are ready for football as NCAA 07 takes three of top four; Cars motors trifecta into top 10.

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While other publishers turn and hide from the summer season, Electronic Arts welcomes the sweltering sun with open arms. That's because two of the publisher's biggest releases hit during the heat. NCAA Football and Madden NFL make their yearly debuts in July and August, respectively, tackling both the competition and sales charts.

This week was the first time on the board for NCAA Football 07, which was released on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable on July 18. The PlayStation 2 version of the game debuted at number one on Best Buy's top 10 console charts this week, while the Xbox 360, Xbox, and PSP versions landed in second, fourth, and ninth, respectively.

Last week's number-one game, New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, was punted into third, while its cohort and last week's second place finisher, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, fell to number seven.

The power of Pixar was evident, as three THQ games based on the film Cars sped into the top 10. The PS2 version took pole position among its siblings, landing in fifth. The Game Boy Advance version parked in sixth, and the GameCube edition skidded into 10th.

Rounding out the top 10 was Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for the PS2.

Discussion

87 comments
Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

4 NCAA's and 3 Car's ?!? What's the world comming to? It would be nice if they tracked the total money made to date like they do for movies.

fjgamer
fjgamer

Every console is up there. Yay.

megazone23
megazone23

360, PS3 or a power console didn't make better games, not until there is a game must need such power to play well. It makes game look prettier which most people don't have a TV to take the advantage yet anyway. (On the contrary, it increase budget spent on graphics and less spent on gameplay) What 360 shines so far is the Live multiplayer service.

blankerton
blankerton

Okay, For people who call themselves gamers.. and asuming anyone who is talking about why the 360 doesnt have a #1 game right now has half a brain... think about how long the 360 has been out? and how long ps2 has had to sell systems.. and the price drops since the ps2 was out... okay.. so im guess the number of ps2 owners towers the 360 owners because of the above reason.. More people have the system....more people buy the game for that system...thats why the 360 does not have more..its pretty damn simple...

thebill1979
thebill1979

Apparently, a whole lot of people like Cars. Or, a whole lot of kids are playing video games.

acegamer1
acegamer1

Football = America, understandable, but Cars? Come on!

jdknight21
jdknight21

I love how everyone knocks on the 360 cause multi-platform games sell more on the PS2. Then the superfans say 'just wait until PS3 comes out'. Newsflash: The same thing is going to happen to the PS3.

godovivel
godovivel

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fordies
fordies

rofl the ameicans said the uk chart is bad because cars is on it but cars take up 3 spots on yours.

20Minutes
20Minutes

most hardcore gamers don't understand why madden and nba live and EA sports are so popular. those are the games casual gamers, some hardcore gamers (who have friends) and general sports fans play. even athletes. they're popular and fun as hell. most people with not that many friends or quote unquote "nerds" don't care for sports let alone sports games but i know that NBA Live and Madden were two of the first games i reserved for my PS3. i can't wait. i generally don't pick up the college ones since (game-wise) they're just stripped down prototypes of the pro games EA uses to test how some of their new content works.

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

Many said, after viewing those Japan game charts, the Japanese people have kinda odd gaming tastes. Anyway, their tastes are better than this. This is why people like EA (who want more and more money) produce their games for multiple platforms at the same time - because more platforms means instantly more money. And if it's an exclusive title, you have to make it a good game, otherwise the developers are ruined.

Agreb91
Agreb91

Whoa! Did I see a GameCube and GBA title in the top ten charts? Wow, that is a surprise.

b214
b214

they talk like it's bad that mario and brain age dropped to 3rd and 7th. That's really good by my standards since they've been high in the charts since they came out many months ago.

Havoc19
Havoc19

xbox 360 has to pick up the pace, 1 game in the top ten in Europe and the US and its not in 1st place in any of them, at this rate M$ will lose the lead in the industry to Ps3 or Wii... There are no good games out for the 360 I have it and still only have PGR3 my favorite game for it is UNO, this can't be a good sign... can't wait for the holidays.. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator ^^^ i agree, MS needs to step their game up, even with gears of war being released later this year for the 360, it only declines the potential growth of 360's market, i mean how many shooters can a home console have? 360 urgently needs genre diversity in its catalogue, shooters/FPS/Driving games DONOT SELL CONSOLES!!!!

minos30
minos30

xbox 360 has to pick up the pace, 1 game in the top ten in Europe and the US and its not in 1st place in any of them, at this rate M$ will lose the lead in the industry to Ps3 or Wii... There are no good games out for the 360 I have it and still only have PGR3 my favorite game for it is UNO, this can't be a good sign... can't wait for the holidays..

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

man...I wish summer provided us with some quality games

Zeromind_Eric
Zeromind_Eric

Surprising to see a game like Cars on these lists but at the same time, not so surprising. I used to get sucked into the marketing too when I was that young.

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Wow, america is so casual. At least 7 of those games are either NCAA Football 07 or Cars. Oh well, at least NSMB and Brain age are on the list.

thewolf619
thewolf619

NCAA is selling like hot cakes once again. It's awesome, on both the PSP and 360.

faridmon
faridmon

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sigma8
sigma8

and what tek-9 doesn't seem to understand is that the PSP is a pain in the butt to use for all of those things he mentions. Yeah, it was really intuitive to name all my movie files MOV4DSAX.AVI (I forget the naming scheme, but it's ridiculous). And it doesn't even play my movies at native rez, unless I hax0r my PSP (preventing me from playing many games). Having a PSP is like buying a car, and a week after you buy it, it gets recalled, and the manufacturer wants to take out the steering wheel and the locks.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

Holy crud! How long has NSMB and Brain Age been on the top 10 list?

tek-9
tek-9

people dont understand that the psp is an all in one that you can surf the net, watch movies ripped from the net, listen to music, check out high resolution digital pics and zoom in, etc. anything even close to the features that the psp has would cost double. the problem is. there is maybe 5 excellent games for it. so if you want a system just for the games, get a ds. if you like high tech gadgets that do everything and play games, get a psp. also dont forget it has ps2 graphics for most games, and it now has tekken, burnout, gta, socom, and eventually gran tourismo. im not going to rip on the ds, but stop hating the psp. oh yeah and cars?? wtf!

sasuke55
sasuke55

Little Kids!!!! Thats why cars. Parents have to do what kids say and kids say cars. I like Valkyrie Profile too but little kids rule and they want ds and football

sasuke55
sasuke55

Face it PSP sucks and people have largely dumped it for the DS bottomline. Its just a portable playstation 2 nothing else BOOOO. Cars is up there cause of millions of little kids. And their parents bought NCAA. Football is King in America. Baseball was soo 10-20 years ago.

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

PS2 still selling, Nice to see a PSP game for once, America still loves the 360 huh? But wow Surprised NCAA football games sell good

TanKLoveR
TanKLoveR

Hahaha after all this time and PS2 is still the king :lol:

02EclipseGT
02EclipseGT

Charts have been like this for 10 years. Why is anyone surprised? Football always does good when it comes out. It one of the main games in US sales Madden and NCAA. Ps2 games ussaly take 7 of the 10 spots or so. If not than DS "or at one time GB" games took the rest. 10 years its never changed except for a few exception on certain weeks. Unless everyone was delusional and thought it was going another way? How do you think Sony owns almost 2/3 of the gamming market? Microsoft all got you full of BS and delusional is Why lol. Man Microsoft is so friking far behind in real numbers it ridiculous. It would take two consol cycles and 12 years for to catch back up. That's reality of it.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

And liberty city still sells well in US, and they said that us English were tasteless, hmph.

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

An overrated Disney film and a wtaered down rip-off of Rugby that is controlled by advertising. With charts like this I'm glad I don't live in America.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Amazing, after almost seven years, the PS2 is still whipping the competition.Sony is number one.....again.

ice_rocman
ice_rocman

Whoa. Never saw this coming. Whatever, I guess.

rey06
rey06

ew. whatever.

fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

Warning: NCAA Football 07 is not as good as 06. The presentation went down a notch. Menus, fonts, and the horrid Coca-Cola ads for no reason. I mean, 06 had some in game ads, but they worked them in well. Now there is some Coca-Cola crap slapped on there for no reason. I am trading this game in tomorrow and sticking with 06. Screw you EA!

godovivel
godovivel

another victory for japan alliance

Plays_4_Pants
Plays_4_Pants

there are too many tards on this planet. why do people buy the bad ea sports games. Just go pick up the copy you bought 6 months ago and play it again. This is next gen? Games are dead apparently

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Another victory for the MS / Nintendo alliance!!:D

mhder
mhder

thekey 360 version right under the PS2 version. Not bad for a system thats going up against 100 million posiblities. And the next gen version gets lower scores and can't even average and 8 on the EGM scoreboard.

tyler2010
tyler2010

Yeah....Football.....just wait until Madden! That chart will be filled with Madden07....