ChartSpot: June 2005

Xbox San Andreas rocks, Battlefield 2 rages, Revenge of the Sith soars, Madagascar runs wild, and Batman Begins busts.

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Though the "Hot Coffee" scandal started to brew in June, it had no negative impact on sales of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. According to rankings released this week by NPD Funworld, the Xbox version of the now-AO-rated game was the top-selling console game in the country. Meanwhile, the PC version was the fourth best-selling game in its category.

Another big success story was LucasArts' Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Buoyed by the massive box office of its filmic inspiration--which was $373.9 million as of July 17--the game overcame mediocre reviews to come in third (PlayStation 2), 11th (Xbox), and 17th (Game Boy Advance) in the console-game top 20 in June.

Another movie tie-in, Activision's Madagascar, also saw solid sales, landing in seventh (PS2) and eighth (Xbox) place. Less successful was Electronic Arts' blockbuster-inspired Batman Begins. Only one of the four released versions of the game even cracked the top 20, with the PS2 edition ranking 16th.

For the first time in months, the top game on the PC charts was not a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Battlefield 2 took the top 20 by storm, selling more than a million copies in two weeks, according to its publisher, EA. Star Wars PC games also got a boost from the Sith phenomenon, with Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience coming in at number six and Knights of the Old Republic II staying steady at number 14.

ALL CONSOLES
RankLast MonthTitlePlatformPublisherRelease DateAverage Price
1**Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasXboxRockstar GamesJun-05$50
21Pokemon EmeraldGBANintendo Apr-05$35
32Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithPS2LucasArtsMay-05$50
4**Medal of Honor: European AssaultPS2Electronic ArtsJun-05$40
5**Conker: Live And ReloadedXboxMicrosoftJun-05$50
66Lego Star WarsPS2Eidos InteractiveMar-05$40
7**MadagascarPS2ActivisionMay-05$39
8**MadagascarGBAActivisionMay-05$28
95Midnight Club 3: DUB EditionPS2Rockstar GamesApr-05$48
10**Destroy All Humans!PS2THQJun-05$50
113Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithXboxLucasArtsMay-05$50
12**Destroy All Humans!XboxTHQJun-05$50
13**Medal of Honor: European AssaultXboxElectronic ArtsJun-05$40
1416Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesGBANintendo May-05$31
159MVP Baseball 2005PS2Electronic ArtsFeb-05$30
16**Batman BeginsPS2Electronic ArtsJun-05$39
177Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithGBAUbisoftMay-05$30
18**Kirby: Canvas CurseDSNintendo Jun-05$35
1911Lego Star WarsXboxEidos InteractiveApr-05$40
204Forza MotorsportXboxMicrosoftMay-05$48

PC
RankLast MonthTitlePublisherAverage Price
1**Battlefield 2Electronic Arts$49
21Guild WarsNCsoft$48
32World of WarcraftVU Games$49
4**Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasRockstar Games$48
53The Sims 2 University Electronic Arts$32
6**Star Wars Galaxies: The Total ExperienceLucasArts$30
75The Sims 2Electronic Arts$49
88The Sims DeluxeElectronic Arts$20
97Half-Life 2VU Games$49
1010Lego Star WarsEidos$30
1117Roller Coaster Tycoon 3Atari$37
12**Zoo Tycoon 2Microsoft$31
1312Doom 3Activision$26
1414Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicLucasArts$20
156Stronghold 22K Games$39
164Empire Earth 2VU Games$47
1715Halo: Combat EvolvedMicrosoft$20
18**The Sims: Unleashed Electronic Arts$10
1913Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith LordsLucasArts$47
2019Flight Simulator 2004: Century of FlightMicrosoft$30

PLAYSTATION 2
RankLast MonthTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithLucasArtsMay-05$50
2**Medal of Honor: European AssaultElectronic ArtsJun-05$40
33Lego Star WarsEidos Interactive Mar-05$40
4**MadagascarActivisionMay-05$39
52Midnight Club 3: DUB EditionRockstar GamesApr-05$48
6**Destroy All Humans!THQJun-05$50
75MVP Baseball 2005Electronic ArtsFeb-05$30
8**Batman BeginsElectronic ArtsJun-05$39
94God of WarSonyMar-05$50
10**JuicedTHQJun-05$49

XBOX
RankLast MonthTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
1**Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasRockstar GamesJun-05$50
2**Conker: Live And ReloadedMicrosoft Jun-05$50
31Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithLucasArtsMay-05$50
4**Destroy All Humans!THQJun-05$50
5**Medal of Honor: European AssaultElectronic ArtsJun-05$40
64Lego Star WarsEidos InteractiveApr-05$40
72Forza MotorsportMicrosoftMay-05$48
8**Batman BeginsElectronic ArtsJun-05$40
93Midnight Club 3: DUB EditionRockstar GamesApr-05$48
10**Advent RisingMajescoJun-05$50

GAMECUBE
RankLast MonthTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
1**MadagascarActivisionMay-05$39
22Super Mario SunshineNintendo Aug-02$18
34Super Smash Brothers MeleeNintendo Dec-01$30
41Pokemon ColosseumNintendo Mar-04$20
57Animal CrossingNintendo Sep-02$19
65Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerNintendo Mar-03$18
78Kirby Air RideNintendo Oct-03$20
86MVP Baseball 2005Electronic ArtsFeb-05$30
9**Medal of Honor: European AssaultElectronic ArtsJun-05$40
103Donkey Kong Jungle Beat With BongosNintendo Mar-05$54

GBA
RankLast MonthTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Pokemon EmeraldNintendo Apr-05$35
2**MadagascarActivisionMay-05$28
34Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesNintendo May-05$31
42Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithUbisoftMay-05$30
53Lego Star WarsEidos InteractiveMar-05$30
6**Warioware, Inc: Mega Microgame$!Nintendo May-03$30
75Mario Party AdvanceNintendo Mar-05$31
8**Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team ProtomanCapcom UsaJun-05$29
96Zelda: The Minish CapNintendo Jan-05$31
10**Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of TheclonesTHQMay-02$15

DS
RankLast MonthTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
1**Kirby: Canvas CurseNintendo Jun-05$35
22Super Mario 64 DSNintendo Nov-04$25
31Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithUbisoftMay-05$38
4**Goldeneye: Rogue AgentElectronic ArtsJun-05$30
53Warioware: Touched!Nintendo Feb-05$35
6**MadagascarActivisionMay-05$39
74Yoshi Touch & GoNintendo Mar-05$31
85Need For Speed: Underground 2Electronic ArtsMay-05$40
9**MeteosNintendo Jun-05$31
10**BombermanUbisoftJun-05$30

PSP
RankLast MonthTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
12Need For Speed Underground RivalsElectronic ArtsMar-05$50
23Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the BladeSony Online Ent.Mar-05$40
3**Midnight Club 3: DUB EditionRockstar GamesJun-05$49
44Twisted Metal: Head OnSonyMar-05$40
56MVP BaseballElectronic ArtsMay-05$50
65Ridge RacerNamcoMar-05$40
71Hot Shots Golf: Open TeeSonyMay-05$39
8**Tony Hawk's Underground 2 RemixActivisionMar-05$47
99Wipeout PureSonyMar-05$40
1010ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' TrailsSonyApr-05$40

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