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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The best decision I made was getting a Nintendo Wii over PS3. Nintendo Wii is better than PS3. Go Nintendo Mario is coming soon and that will be great for Nintendo.

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I really love you fanboys. I'm admittedly a Sony Hater, however I dont need opinion to back up fact and stats. It is a fact, the 360 has better selling and more importantly better rated games. Its a fact that the Wii has been out about the same amount of time as the PS3 yet the Wii has better sales and much much better word of mouth. It is a fact that the PS3 is the most expensive GAMING SYSTEM. It is also a fact that the PS3 is the cheapest BLUERAY PLAYER. Fact, the 360 and Wii have far more enjoyable exclusive games while PS3 is relying on old 360 games that sold well. So you fanboys keep praying for your precious Sony to dig out of the hole they have created for themselves. And if it makes you feel better to claim the PS3 is the best game system ever created, than go ahead and Lie to yourself. However for those of you that have a PS3 because you wanted a BlueRay player and an HDMI output I have no beef with you. Those are the right reasons to buy the system. Someone posted the other day, the fact that the PS3 may have a stronger processor dosn't mean anything. The original XBOX was by far that generations most innovative and most powerfull system. But the PS2 had all the great games on lockdown. Anyone want to argue that the XBOX wasn't the most advanced hardware? Please I beg someone to argue that point because I know you PS2 fans love to talk about how many triangles it could display.(who cares if the textures look like crap and the lighting was pathetic compared to XBOX) But the PS2 won hands down because of the game content. So far it looks like anything worth playing is on the 360 or at best both systems. As a faithfull Final Fantasy fan it has been difficult to keep myself from buying a PS2, but thank god that the 360 will be getting some very good games in that genre. Its all about games people. And enjoy your BlueRay movies(HD-DVD rocks on 360 by the way)

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'pacerfan' Given the fact that ps3 hasnt got a wider variety choice of games out yet or due to the fact it hasnt been on the market that long may have something to do with it ¬¬ *sigh

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360 has a few in top 10! Y doesnt sony, they suk!!!!!!!!!!!

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some stupid kids thinking about nintendo microsoft alliance? lol, its completely stupid, wii60? xwii? my goodness!!! these kids are will never team up with nintendo. microsoft intends to destroy both nintendo and sony.

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Yea, 360 is running the show right now but, don't be suprised if the Wii takes over by X-mas. That damn thing is still selling like crack. I have to turn tons of people away everyday. "No we have no Wiis today, call again tommorow."

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wow.360 is he market rite love to see these charts towards the end of the year wens it gonna be halo3+gta4 vs. tatl be interesting.btw i dun have ne nexgen console.

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5 xbox360 games in overall top ten:D

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Crackdown is at the top!

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Lol Brain Age is still on the Top 20 List!

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Hurray for the wii and xbox 360 (You still suck ps3)

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nintendo is now starting to dominate like to good old days

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Only one PS3 game in the Top 20?? :lol:

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Everyone who owns a Wii should own Rayman: Raving Rabids. It's so friggin awesome. Gj Micro and Ninty.

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GoW 2 boosted has boosted GoW1 sales. Its in the charts!! I'm expecting GoW 2 to replace Crackdown in the No.1 spot next month.

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@IceHawk 25 Its called female casuals who cannot get enough of the sims. Yay for SupCom!

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dissappointing debut for ratchet and clank :(

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Seriously, who still plays The Sims 2? Honestly, I'm tired of that game and its infinite and mindless expansions taking up half the charts... I can't believe that the computer generated lives of others is actually interesting to people...

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here's to chartspotting

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WoW remains a beast!

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Good to see the Xbox 360 doing well,I think the PS3 will start doing well as soon as the big bombs drop.(Heavenly Sword,Lair,Warhawk etc...)

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"soldier1993 PS3 is the far best console to date!" You know I think they just do it to get us Fired up!

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PS3 is the far best console to date! Fanboy much?!?! By the looks of it PS3 is the far worst console this generation.

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God of war 2 was just released last week. GOW3 will probably be released in 2009. good luck waiting

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Crackdown deserves the number 1 spot. No doubt about it.

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Nice. The las game I bought was Lost Planet. I should start thinking about my next X-buy.

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I'm glad Nintendo is doing well. Once PS3 gets some good games (God of War 3?), I'll invest money into it.

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PS3 is the far best console to date!

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Kobugodo "I'm pretty tired off everyone standing by their system and saying smack about the one they didn't buy. It's dumb... I've got all 3 so I don't care about who "wins" cuz they will all have great games. Just look at the bigger picture... that's all" --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It would be nice if what you said was true, but it's clearly not. Obviously, you're upset about the PS3 being dead last. FYI: I own all 3 consoles too. PSN ID: LosDaddie. Also, the Xbox360 had plenty games in the Top 10 during it's first 5 months. You need to check your facts. ;) The PS3 is the least impressive console I own. It functions primarily as a blu-ray plaer.

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Interesting...Go Nintendo :) Congratulations to Crackdown.

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Happy to see Crackdown in the top spot. I've been playing that game since release only stopping on occasion to play Lego Star Wars 2. I just decided to give it a rest and play some other new games but it's really like Crack. It keeps calling me.....I have all of my skills at 4 stars and now the game is really fun. Maybe I'll finally go out and buy GRAW 2 this week.

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Kobugodo "o... LosDaddie... get off your high horse... the 360 didn't have a single game in the top 10 for months when it came out..." Your SO wrong about that one, DOA4 by Jan 06 was # 6 on the top ten NPD chart. When the 360 was 3 months old. Then Oblivion, and then GRAW. And it is because the 360 is doing well and the cost of developing PS3 games are WAY up.(Its the most exspensive to developer for Developers are just not saying out loud. Sony lost this one.(Even though the PS3 will do alright) By the time PS3 catches on the Wii and the 360 will be so far ahead PS3's Blu-ray lazer diods will burn out!

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o... LosDaddie... get off your high horse... the 360 didn't have a single game in the top 10 for months when it came out... First top ten title to make it on their was GRAW 1... and that didn't come out until... March. losing exclusives isn't because the 360 is doing well... it's because games cost a whole lot to make and if they get more people by having it on more than one console they will. Has nothing to do with how GREAT the system is. /sarcasm off. I'm pretty tired off everyone standing by their system and saying smack about the one they didn't buy. It's dumb... I've got all 3 so I don't care about who "wins" cuz they will all have great games. Just look at the bigger picture... that's all

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GO CRACKDOWN a really good game!

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We are watching the downfall of Sony this generation!!:D The PS3 continues to lose exclusive games (VF5, DMC4. AC6) to the great Xbox360 and the PS3's sales for both hardware & software are horrible. :lol: :lol: The Wii60 had a very strong showing this month, but the Xbox360 alone was more than enough to trump the PS3. I'm happy to see Crackdown & Zelda: TP get the sales. Go, Wii60!!!:D

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Diddy Kong Racing DS was the real winner this month. Wii Sports came with a controller and Crackdown came with the Halo 3 beta. Anyway Diddy Kong Racing DS deserves more than what the reviews have said. It's a solid game with a lot of replay value. You can't go wrong when buying DKRDS.

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Tried crackdown, and it was pretty terrible - it looked and played like some amature half life mod. If it wasnt for the H3 mp beta then this thing probably wouldnt even crack top 5.

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Diddy Kong Racing on top and Gears of War bumped? I'm not so surprised at the Crackdown because it's a great game and has that Halo 3 Beta that everyone's been dieing to get into. Guitar Hero 2 for PS2 is the only Sony game 'through rank 13? The first PS3 game is at rank 16? Guitar Hero 2 is sure to make a huge wave of a splash when released for the XBOX 360. If Sony can't at least crack top 10, we might have another Dreamcast on our hands.

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Interesting to see the original GOW crack the top 20...looks like the sequel's going to be a big hit this month.

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the peripheral isn't the add on, the game itself is :) Nintendo and Microsoft are doing splendidly...long live Wii60!

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Wow, Guitar Hero II still on the list?

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Wii Play: the first time a pack-in accessory actually sells the game. Heck! I bought this game since I cannot find any Wii remote!

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Crackdown is truly a fun game and everyone I know who has it says the same thing.

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I thought Crackdown was going to be a bad game and that people will only buy it for the Halo 3 beta invitation that comes with it.I don't know if people did that, but I played it at my friend's house and it turned out to be pretty good,not some gta imitation and not as good as gta,but realistic gang war and you know...crackdown...except for the robotic police,never gonna happen,but hey it's a game.Anyway,I'm not surprised it got to the top.I'm surprised something that broke so many expensive tv screens got second...

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Wii and Xbox 360 are doing great. And while we X360 gamers know how HUGE the 360 is going to be this year, the PS3 and Sony have not realeased all their cards yet...

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Brain Age, New Super Mario, and Mario Kart DS still in the top 20! DS rules!

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Five 360 titles in the top ten in sales and people wonder why 3rd party devs are chomping at the bit to make former exclusives multiplat. 360 attach rates are through the roof at the moment and that will continue to tempt devs wanting to get in on the gravy train.

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wow, 360 software selling well.