ChartSpot: February 2007

Crackdown shatters the top spot as the 360, Wii, and DS dominate the top 20; Burning Crusade continues to smolder on the PC charts.


Following last week's game sales figures, industry-research firm NPD Funworld has released sales rankings for the month of February. As previously reported, the month's top title was Crackdown. The Xbox 360 free-roaming title benefited from good word of mouth and being bundled with a chance to join the Halo 3 beta, selling 427,000 copies in the 11 days after its February 20 release. Other 360 games in the top 10 included Gears of War (sixth place with 119,000 copies sold), Major League Baseball 2K7 (seventh with 113,000 units), Lost Planet (eighth, 111,000 units), and NBA Street Homecourt (101,000 units, 10th place).

Nintendo also made a big splash on the February charts, owning four of the top 10 game slots. The Mario Factory's top game was Wii Play, which sold 371,000 units despite middling reviews--thanks to it being bundled with an extra Wii Remote. Behind it was the even less favorably reviewed Diddy Kong Racing for the DS, trailed by the still-popular Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii. WarioWare: Smooth Moves also cracked the top 10 with a 109,000-unit ninth-place finish.

Sony didn't fare quite as well as its competitors. The Guitar Hero II phenomenon continued to rock on, moving 130,000 copies on the PlayStation 2. Three other titles for the venerable console cracked the top 20: Madden NFL 07 (14th), MLB '07: the Show (17th), and the now-budget-priced God of War (18th). Once again, the best-selling PlayStation 3 game was Resistance: Fall of Man, which overran 16th place with over 70,000 units sold. To date, the game has topped over a half million copies in the US, generating just under $30 million.

On the February PC charts, the song remained largely the same. For the second month in a row, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade was the best-selling PC game in the US. However, its margin of victory was much less lopsided that the month before. Instead of selling 1.4 million copies domestically, the expansion pack sold a much more modest 141,000 units, just ahead of the original World of Warcraft.

Though WOW's perennial nemesis The Sims 2 and its expansions were well-represented, several new titles also made their way onto the PC charts. THQ's Supreme Commander finished in fourth place, just ahead of the $9.99 budget-game collection 3333 XP Games JC. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Sony Online Entertainment's new massively multiplayer online role-playing game, also did well, landing in 10th place.

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePlatformPublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**2Wii Play (with Remote) WIINintendoFeb-07$50
**3Diddy Kong RacingDSNintendoFeb-07$32
54Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWIINintendoNov-06$50
25Guitar Hero II (with Guitar)PS2ActivisionNov-06$80
36Gears of War360MicrosoftNov-06$65
17Lost Planet: Extreme Condition360CapcomJan-07$64
**8Major League Baseball 2K7360Take-Two InteractiveFeb-07$60
49WarioWare: Smooth MovesWIINintendoJan-07$50
**10NBA Street Homecourt360Electronic ArtsFeb-07$60
1011New Super Mario Bros.DSNintendoMay-06$35
912Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas360UbisoftNov-06$65
**13Sonic and the Secret RingsWIISegaFeb-07$49
614Madden NFL 07PS2Electronic ArtsAug-06$30
**15Mario KartDSNintendoNov-05$35
816Resistance: Fall of ManPS3SCEANov-06$60
**17MLB '07: The ShowPS2SCEAFeb-07$40
**18God of WarPS2SCEAMar-05$19
**19Final Fantasy VI AdvanceGBANintendoFeb-07$33
1120Brain Age: Train Your Brain In Minutes a DayDSNintendoApr-06$20

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherAverage Price
11World of Warcraft: Burning CrusadeVivendi$38
22World of WarcraftVivendi$25
**3The Sims 2 SeasonsElectronic Arts$28
**4Supreme CommanderTHQ$49
45The Sims 2Electronic Arts$41
663333 XP Games JCViva Media$10
**7The Sims: Life StoriesElectronic Arts$37
58The Sims 2 PetsElectronic Arts$30
89Battlefield 2142Electronic Arts$42
710Vanguard: Saga of HeroesSony Online Ent.$49
1011MS Age of Empires IIIMicrosoft$49
1712Paws & Claws Pet VetValusoft (THQ)$16
913The Sims 2 NightlifeElectronic Arts$31
**14City of VillainsNCsoft$4
1315MahJongg Championship 200 Platinum JCViva Media$10
1516Halo: Combat EvolvedMicrosoft$20
1617Sim City 4 DeluxeElectronic Arts$23
1218The Sims 2: UniversityElectronic Arts$31
**19MS Zoo Tycoon: Complete CollectionMicrosoft$20
1820Warcraft III: BattlechestVivendi$39

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Guitar Hero II (with Guitar)ActivisionNov-06$80
22Madden NFL 07*Electronic ArtsAug-06$30
**3MLB 07: The ShowSCEAFeb-07$40
**4God of WarSCEAMar-05$19
**5Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonMidwayOct-06$20
**6Fight Night Round 3Electronic ArtsFeb-06$19
57NCAA March Madness 07Electronic ArtsJan-07$30
**8Ghost RiderTake-Two InteractiveFeb-07$30
69Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasTake-Two InteractiveOct-04$20
**10NBA 2K7Take-Two InteractiveSep-06$20

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Resistance: Fall of ManSCEA (Sony)Nov-06$60
**2Virtua Fighter 5SegaFeb-07$60
**3Major League Baseball 2K7Take-Two InteractiveFeb-07$60
24Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsNov-06$60
**5Sonic the HedgehogSegaJan-07$60
36Fight Night Round 3Electronic ArtsDec-06$60
57Need For Speed: CarbonElectronic ArtsNov-06$60
48Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$60
89NBA 2K7Take-Two InteractiveNov-06$60
710Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07Electronic ArtsNov-06$60

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Halo 2*MicrosoftNov-04$28
32Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonMidwayOct-06$20
23Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsAug-06$29
104NBA Live 07Electronic ArtsSep-06$28
55Lego Star WarsEidosApr-05$20
46Need For Speed: CarbonElectronic ArtsNov-06$35
97Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasTake-Two InteractiveSep-05$20
89BlackElectronic ArtsMar-06$20

XBOX 360
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
22Gears of WarMicrosoftNov-06$60
13Lost Planet: Extreme ConditionCapcomJan-07$65
**4Major League Baseball 2K7Take-Two InteractiveFeb-07$60
**5NBA Street HomecourtElectronic ArtsFeb-07$60
36Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: VegasUbisoftNov-06$60
87Fight Night Round 3Electronic ArtsFeb-06$30
**8Battlestations: MidwayEidosJan-07$58
79NBA 2K7Take-Two InteractiveSep-06$40
410Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$58

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Play (with Remote) NintendoFeb-07$50
22Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessNintendoNov-06$50
13WarioWare: Smooth MovesNintendoJan-07$50
**4Sonic and the Secret RingsSegaFeb-07$49
35Rayman Raving RabbidsUbisoftNov-06$49
46Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsNov-06$50
57Red SteelUbisoftNov-06$49
68Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$50
79Super Monkey Ball: Banana BlitzSegaNov-06$50
810Excite TruckNintendoNov-06$50

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessNintendoNov-06$50
22Lego Star WarsEidosOct-05$20
33Super Smash Bros. MeleeNintendoDec-01$30
44Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2D3publisherSep-06$39
95Mario Kart: DoubleNintendoNov-03$30
66Paper Mario: Thousand-Year DoorNintendoOct-04$20
87Super Mario SunshineNintendoAug-02$20
**8Happy FeetMidwayNov-06$23
**10Super Mario StrikersNintendoDec-05$30

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Final Fantasy VI AdvanceNintendoFeb-07$33
12Pokemon FireRed w/AdaptorNintendoSep-04$20
53Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2NintendoFeb-02$20
64Mario Kart: CircuitNintendoAug-01$20
25Pokemon LeafGreenNintendoSep-04$20
36Super Mario AdvanceNintendoJun-01$20
47Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue TeamNintendoSep-06$31
78Pokemon EmeraldNintendoApr-05$35
**10SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From the Krusty KrabTHQSep-06$20

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Diddy Kong RacingNintendoFeb-07$32
12New Super Mario Bros.NintendoMay-06$35
53Mario KartNintendoNov-05$35
24Brain Age: Train Your Brain In Minutes a DayNintendoApr-06$20
**5Kirby Squeak SquadNintendoDec-06$32
36Nintendogs: Dalmatian & FriendsNintendoOct-06$31
47Yoshi's Island 2NintendoNov-06$32
**8Animal Crossing: Wild WorldNintendoDec-05$35
**9Big Brain AcademyNintendoJun-06$20
810Nintendogs: Dachshund & FriendsNintendoAug-05$31

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Ratchet & Clank: Size MattersSCEAFeb-07$40
12Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesTake-Two InteractiveNov-06$29
23Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsAug-06$30
34Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesTake-Two InteractiveOct-05$20
75NBA Live 07Electronic ArtsSep-06$30
56Need For Speed Most WantedElectronic ArtsNov-05$20
97Midnight Club 3: Dub EditionTake-Two InteractiveJun-05$20
**8Ghost RiderTake-Two InteractiveFeb-07$30
109Medal of Honor: HeroesElectronic ArtsOct-06$35
410SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals Fireteam BravoSCEANov-06$39

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