US console sales charts: June 4-10

Crime pays (but not that much) as the $20 PS2 GTA: Liberty City Stories leads list; DS holds tough, 360 takes majority of top 10.

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Two franchises at the opposite ends of the family-friendly spectrum ruled online retailer BestBuy.com's console charts this week. At the top of the heap is the PlayStation 2 version of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, which was released last Tuesday. Right behind it is New Super Mario Bros. for the DS, which has been in the top two since its debut in mid-May.

Liberty City Stories, although a port of a PlayStation Portable game, proved that the GTA franchise won't be slowed down, despite the heaps of controversy it has stirred. After a price cut on the PSP version vaulted it to number five last week, the PS2 version debuted atop the list this week, largely because of its $19.99 price tag.

Slots two through four remained unchanged, with New Super Mario Bros., Brain Age for the DS, and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360, respectively, sitting tight.

Perhaps spurred by the NBA Finals, but more likely because of a new $40 price tag, NBA 2K6 slammed into the fifth slot, as new Xbox 360 owners pilfered the old catalog of 360 games. Four more 360 games also made the top 10, including last week's number one, Hitman: Blood Money, in at six, the new Game of the Year edition of Call of Duty 2 at number seven, 360 launch title Project Gotham Racing 3 at nine, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Collector's Edition at number 10.

It was World Cup fever beyond the top 10 as Electronic Arts' 2006 FIFA World Cup took 11th (PS2), 12th (Xbox 360), and 18th (Xbox). US Open fever may also be hitting, as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 for the Xbox 360, after dropping to $40, surprised the charts at number 17, and the standard 360 version of Oblivion fell out of the top 10 to number 14.

Two more DS games grabbed the 13th (Big Brain Academy) and 15th (Mario Kart DS) spots but could be joined by more DS games next week, as the new DS Lite hit retailers this past Sunday.

Discussion

81 comments
lalex2
lalex2

GTA:LCS is already out for PS2. This prove how strong Sony is in the market, just wait to see the charts when PS3 is out, I foresee all PS3 and DS in the top 10

carpepoon
carpepoon

6 of the top 10 for the 360! That is awesome considering the current # of consoles sold to date in relation to the other systems.

keinuveye
keinuveye

yeah really, what's the deal with this. Looks like difference in title of article and title of chart. BestBuy is WAYYYYY NOT the best buy. way overpriced. Save 20% or more on Amazon or Gamestop

Skelitor
Skelitor

..................................right....

JimmyKudo2
JimmyKudo2

Heh. Wait...did anyone notice GTA:LCS isnt released yet? Are those Preorder sales?

da1ai
da1ai

Come on stop milking the GTA franchise already and make something new. Rockstart has fallen into the easy "make update to the previous game and state that its really a whole new game" meh cant blame em who woulndt love easy money. I would like to see a bigger scale chart like put in the biggest continents US, Europe, Asia and Africa or something like that this doesnt give a good wiev of the bigger picture on the market.

69GOD69
69GOD69

and i'm hardly mindless.

69GOD69
69GOD69

Oh and by the way you can't play Black on your 360 and if you have to have both a xbox and a xbox 360 to play your library of games, that you payed MS alot of hard earned cash for, somethings got to be wrong there.

69GOD69
69GOD69

Are you not listening. All I hear from MS and it's followers is that the 360 was going to come out swinging and own the next generation. Well the 360 has arrived and it's doing less than stellar. 1st they botch a world wide release, then they delay major launch titles, then they say backwards compatibility is not important. Why didn't they wait and do a proper release? I'll tell you why, because MS is nothing but a greedy old man playing hard ball. Their only objective has always been to flood the market place with their name. I believe that is why MS had a such a hard time in Japan. It's about Honour and a good gaming ethic. Not about wiping out other buisness. Now I'll admit that my previous comments may have been exactly the opposite of what I'm saying here, and I will admit that I did it just to piss off the fanboys, but I'm sick of hearing that Sony sucks and other rediculous comments like "Xbox kicks sonys ass." I believe Sony has always had the "Gamer" in mind with the Playstation and I find it sad that MS has changed the market place with they're terrible work ethic. Sony has never been one to rush a product, never been the one to build some thing just to take away market share. People must wake up and smell the coffee and see MS as they truely are. I believe most can tell the difference and that is why Playstation is #1. Yours Truely Freakboy Troy

Jas2_3
Jas2_3

With PS2 leading XBOX 360 in June, and only having 2 games in Top 10. Just shows how much mass piracy exists on ps2 concoles.

LordZeusSSGoku
LordZeusSSGoku

@ "69GOD69": "Look at the numbers folks. Sony will rule you all. oh and by the way who gives a rats ass if you can't afford the PS3. I can, and i'll be playing it before all you cheap MS fanboys can get one. That is until you run down to your local EB and trade in you lame 360s for the PS3. Then you'll realize that you were a poser MS fanboy. Until then I'll just be palying awesome games like, God of War, or Resident Evil 4, or Soul Caliber III, or even Black for that matter. The list just keeps going with Sony. So many awesome games to choose from, and I'll be able to play them all on my nice shiny PS3. Lets see you do that Xbox. LOL" Numbers can't prove anything for the future if there's a sharp change in the standard (eg. price). Secondly, Black was also on Xbox genious; 360 will also get Resident Evil 5. You call us fanboys, yet you refuse to even admit that there could even be a good game on 360. You seem to be the real fanboy here. If you really think that the PS3 is so great, then why do you have to keep telling us? You seem a little insecure. It's ok though, that's why you have to spend so much cash to prove you're the "best," just like Sony. Keep being a mindless drone.

smiley17O
smiley17O

this list shows nothing cause its just bestbuys "oonline" list its not even their actual store numbers this leaves out gamestop eb and other game retailers. on th title it should say onlin best buy list

siberdib
siberdib

Good to see the DS doing well..... Cmon Nintendo.

jtfwyvernlord
jtfwyvernlord

Wow, the 360 and DS are really keeping the games coming - luckily those are the two consoles that I own!

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Hey, I just bought NBA 2K6 for the XBOX 360 two weeks ago, but I got it used and it wouldn't affect these charts.

WillT12345
WillT12345

"YD_11 asks - AND, if so many people are buying ps2's still every month(more then 360 it says), why arent more ps2 games up there?" Cause they break and people rebuy them cause they're cheap (in price and quality). Like someone else said cheaper sells, as will be the case in november.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

60% of the games are for the Xbox360? Great job, MS! Only PS3 fanboys would deny that. And that is the truth!

snakes200
snakes200

software sales for the 360 are really cleaning house the last couple months. and gamepro said software sales are "mediocre" i think gamepro is a little biased if you ask me.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Way too much bashing, from immature little children on this forum.

Sweendrix
Sweendrix

Is it me or does Xbox 360 have more consoles in the marketplace than any of us are aware of? 6 of the top 10 spots is quite a strong showing.

Black_Sage89
Black_Sage89

I wish they didn't show what Best Buy was...that really can't provide an accurate depiction of everything.

69GOD69
69GOD69

Look at the numbers folks. Sony will rule you all. oh and by the way who gives a rats ass if you can't afford the PS3. I can, and i'll be playing it before all you cheap MS fanboys can get one. That is until you run down to your local EB and trade in you lame 360s for the PS3. Then you'll realize that you were a poser MS fanboy. Until then I'll just be palying awesome games like, God of War, or Resident Evil 4, or Soul Caliber III, or even Black for that matter. The list just keeps going with Sony. So many awesome games to choose from, and I'll be able to play them all on my nice shiny PS3. Lets see you do that Xbox. LOL

Shinoto
Shinoto

Score Another for DS Poor PSP

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Good showing MS, Keep it up! Considering MS doesn't have the fanbase or longevity of Sony or Nintendo, it's a miracle if any titles from MS makes it into the top 10.

daftfan
daftfan

Now u know. The crime it's more lucrative than the legal jobs :).

Imavnas
Imavnas

"ts seems that all the Sony fanboys are forgetting that the PS3 is launching for at the very least... $599.99!!! Only the hardcore need apply. I cant see too many parents imulse buying that system like they did with the original PS & PS2. They were competitvely priced. I am no Xbox360 fan boy, but I do know economics. CHEAPER SELLS MORE!!! The 360 will retain its next gen lead for at least another 1 to 2 years. Get used to it!" "Sony suxxx! im glad to see the charts held dominent by important video systems. and as far as the psp being better then the DS, this chart shows that it is a false statment" These two posts are amusing considering the Sony fanboys arent bashing Microsoft, just saying that it owns most of the charts because its the only next gen system out. Were more than likely to see a myriad of titles up on that list come November, from all three next gen systems.

LEON_SCOTT_24
LEON_SCOTT_24

Sony suxxx! im glad to see the charts held dominent by important video systems. and as far as the psp being better then the DS, this chart shows that it is a false statment

DarkSamus64
DarkSamus64

Take notice of the lack of PSP games... cleary a sign of intelligent shopping. There's hope for we Americans yet.

beatman
beatman

Its seems that all the Sony fanboys are forgetting that the PS3 is launching for at the very least... $599.99!!! Only the hardcore need apply. I cant see too many parents imulse buying that system like they did with the original PS & PS2. They were competitvely priced. I am no Xbox360 fan boy, but I do know economics. CHEAPER SELLS MORE!!! The 360 will retain its next gen lead for at least another 1 to 2 years. Get used to it!

gnbfd
gnbfd

DS, take WORLD DOMINATION

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

this chart is nonsense is just best buy's

247k
247k

GTA is the sh*t!!!

rbarahona
rbarahona

The Nintendo DS managed to put two games in the top 10, so that's really cool. The PS2 is dominating the US market, followed by the 360, so it was really good to read that the Nintendo DS is performing well.

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

3 week strong go Mario!! Poor PSP can't find it way on the charts.

billigloo
billigloo

how long is gamespot going to pass BestBuy.com's console sales charts as the whole US game sales

themyth01
themyth01

GTA sells on name alone, the port wasn't so great. The 360 and DS are going strong, good to see.

nextgenisps3
nextgenisps3

GTA is just amazing, i have it on PSP and now i got it for the PS2 cause it be controled better on the PS2. PS2 u ROCK!!

fisticuffs
fisticuffs

Gee wasnt it just a couple of days ago when GS showed a "punch out" pictire (all in good humor of course) commeting on 360 sales in one of these "news" stories?

Chubbums
Chubbums

Regurgitated garbage like GTA still manages to rank Number 1 amongst mindless drones.

YD_11
YD_11

it will bee interesting to see which version of GTA4 will sell best on these charts since it is being released on 360 and ps3 when it first comes out. Also, 6 games in the top ten for 360? wow, and there are 1/20 the amount of 360 owners compared to ps2 owners? AND, if so many people are buying ps2's still every month(more then 360 it says), why arent more ps2 games up there?

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Once again, GTA rules the console charts... no matter how crappy the game is.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

yes, way to go...away! people treat them like they a lame.

xbox_gamer1
xbox_gamer1

Hell yeah the Xbox 360 has 6 games in the top 10!!!!!!!Go Microsoft!!!!!!!!!!!

HighPowered94
HighPowered94

Go GTA. I also was one of those peeps who bought GTA LCS for PS2 and I don't regret it. :)