ChartSpot: January 2007

Twilight Princess, New Super Mario Bros., and an even better-selling Lost Planet started the new year with a bang; Burning Crusade sales top 1.4 million in two weeks.


Last month, NPD Funworld released figures showing that Lost Planet had sold an impressive 329,000 copies. As it turns out, that figure was only the regular edition of the game. Combined with sales of the collector's edition, the well-reviewed Capcom shooter moved more than 408,000 units from January 12-31, making it the month's undisputed top non-PC title.

Also doing well in January was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. When combined, the Wii edition, which finished fifth for the month, and GameCube version (sixth) sold more than 332,000 copies. Other big January finishers were Guitar Hero II (PlayStation 2, 270,000 copies), Gears of War (Xbox 360, 220,700 copies), WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii, 201,000 copies), and Resistance: Fall of Man (PlayStation 3, 143,500 copies).

On the portable front, the month's top game was the seven-month-old DS favorite New Super Mario Bros., which made 10th place across all non-PC platforms by selling 125,000 copies. Right behind it was an even older title for Nintendo's plucky dual-screen handheld, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, which sold 95,000-plus units. The most popular PlayStation Portable game was Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, which came in 18th with 71,866 copies.

However, the month's biggest game on any platform was on the PC. The World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion pack sold a whopping 1.4 million copies from the 15 days in between its January 16 release and the end of the month, proving that the WOW fan base's appetite for new content is insatiable.

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePlatformPublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Lost Planet: Extreme Condition360CapcomJan-07$65
32Guitar Hero IIPS2ActivisionNov-06$80
13Gears of War360MicrosoftNov-06$59
**4WarioWare: Smooth MovesWIINintendoJan-07$50
55The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWIINintendoNov-06$49
26Madden NFL 07***PS2Electronic ArtsAug-06$31
47The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessGCNNintendoNov-06$50
**8Resistance: Fall of ManPS3Sony Computer Ent.Nov-06$60
129Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas360UbisoftNov-06$63
710New Super Mario Bros.NDSNintendoMay-06$34
1511Brain Age: Train Your BrainNDSNintendoApr-06$19
1812Madden NFL 07360Electronic ArtsAug-06$50
813Call of Duty 3360ActivisionNov-06$58
**14Rayman Raving RabbidsWIIUbisoftNov-06$48
**15Madden NFL 07PS3Electronic ArtsNov-06$59
616WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007PS2THQNov-06$49
1317Nintendogs: Dalmatian & FriendsNDSNintendoOct-06$31
**18Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesPSPTake-Two InteractiveNov-06$30
919Yoshi's Island 2NDSNintendoNov-06$31
**20Halo 2XBXMicrosoftNov-04$30

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherAverage Price
**1World of Warcraft: The Burning CrusadeVivendi$37
22World of WarcraftVivendi$25
** 3World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Collector's EdVivendi$69
34The Sims 2Electronic Arts$41
15The Sims 2 PetsElectronic Arts$30
** 63333 XP Games JCViva Media$10
** 7Vanguard: Saga of HeroesSony Online Ent.$50
88Battlefield 2142Electronic Arts$44
189The Sims 2 NightlifeElectronic Arts$31
1510Age of Empires IIIMicrosoft$49
411Medieval II: Total WarSega of America$49
** 12The Sims 2: UniversityElectronic Arts$31
** 13MahJongg XP Championship 200 Platinum JCViva Media$10
514The Sims 2 Glamour Life StuffElectronic Arts$19
** 15Halo: Combat EvolvedMicrosoft$20
** 16Sim City 4 DeluxeElectronic Arts$24
1617Paws & Claws Pet VetValusoft (THQ)$17
** 18Warcraft III Battle ChestVivendi$39
1219The Sims 2 Open for BusinessElectronic Arts$31
920Deal or No DealGlobal Star Software (Take-Two)$20

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Resistance: Fall of ManSCEANov-06$60
22Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsNov-06$59
53Fight Night Round 3Electronic ArtsDec-06$60
44Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$58
35Need for Speed CarbonElectronic ArtsNov-06$60
66Marvel: Ultimate AllianceActivisionNov-06$59
97Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07Electronic ArtsNov-06$60
108NBA 2K7Take-Two InteractiveNov-06$60
79NBA 07SCEANov-06$60
**10Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWIIUbisoftDec-06$60

XBOX 360
Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1Lost Planet: Extreme ConditionCapcomJan-07$65
12Gears of WarMicrosoftNov-06$58
33Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six VegasUbisoftNov-06$63
44Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsAug-06$50
25Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$58
**6NBA 2K7Take-Two InteractiveSep-06$40
**7Fight Night Round 3Electronic ArtsFeb-06$32
58Need for Speed CarbonElectronic ArtsNov-06$60
**9NCAA March Madness 07Electronic ArtsJan-07$60
**10Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07Electronic ArtsOct-06$51

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
**1WarioWare: Smooth MovesNintendoJan-07$50
12The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessNintendoNov-06$49
33Rayman Raving RabbidsUbisoftNov-06$48
24Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsNov-06$50
45Red SteelUbisoftNov-06$48
76Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$50
57Super Monkey Ball: Banana BlitzSegaNov-06$50
88Excite TruckNintendoNov-06$50
99Trauma Center: Second OpinionAtlusNov-06$50

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
21Guitar Hero IIActivisionNov-06$80
12Madden NFL 07*Electronic ArtsAug-06$31
33WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007THQNov-06$49
54Final Fantasy XIISquare Enix IncNov-06$49
**5NCAA March Madness 07Electronic ArtsJan-07$30
**6Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasTake-Two InteractiveOct-04$20
67Need for Speed CarbonElectronic ArtsNov-06$45
98NBA Live 07Electronic ArtsSep-06$30
49Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$40
**10BullyTake-Two InteractiveOct-06$39

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessNintendoNov-06$50
42Lego Star WarsEidosOct-05$20
93Super Smash Bros. MeleeNintendoDec-01$30
**4Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2D3publisherSep-06$40
75Donkey Kong: Jungle W/BongosNintendoMar-05$15
86Paper Mario: Thousand-Year DoorNintendoOct-04$20
67Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsAug-06$31
**8Super Mario SunshineNintendoAug-02$20
59Mario Kart: Double Dash!!NintendoNov-03$30

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
21Halo 2*MicrosoftNov-04$30
62Madden NFL 07Electronic ArtsAug-06$31
43Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonMidwayOct-06$31
14Need for Speed CarbonElectronic ArtsNov-06$40
**5Lego Star WarsEidosApr-05$20
**6Call of Duty 3ActivisionNov-06$40
**8BlackElectronic ArtsMar-06$20
59Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Version 2.0Take-Two InteractiveSep-05$20
**10NBA Live 07Electronic ArtsSep-06$28

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
31Pokemon FireRed NintendoSep-04$20
62Pokemon LeafGreenNintendoSep-04$20
93Super Mario AdvanceNintendoJun-01$20
14Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue TeamNintendoSep-06$31
45Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2NintendoFeb-02$21
76Mario Kart: CircuitNintendoAug-01$21
87Pokemon EmeraldNintendoApr-05$35
59Hot Wheels Stunt Challenge/World RaceDestination Software Inc.Jun-06$17
**10Namco MuseumNamcoJun-01$9

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11New Super Mario Bros.NintendoMay-06$34
42Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a DayNintendoApr-06$19
33Nintendogs: Dalmatian & FriendsNintendoOct-06$31
24Yoshi's Island 2NintendoNov-06$31
55Mario KartNintendoNov-05$35
86Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue TeamNintendoSep-06$26
77Hannah MontanaDisney Interactive StudiosOct-06$24
**8Nintendogs: Dachshund & FriendsNintendoAug-05$26
**9The Sims 2: PetsElectronic ArtsOct-06$25
**10Nintendogs: Labrador & FriendsNintendoAug-05$30

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
41Breath of Fire IIICapcomSep-06$40
52Naruto: NarutimateNamco Bandai GamesOct-06$49
33Silent Hill ExperienceKonamiApr-06$10
74Kao ChallengerAtariMar-06$20
85FIFA SoccerElectronic ArtsApr-05$19
**6MVP BaseballElectronic ArtsMay-05$24
**8FIFA Soccer 06Electronic ArtsOct-05$16
**9Smart BombEidosMay-05$16
**10Pocket RacersKonamiNov-06$20

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