ECCSELL Awards Name Winners

The top-selling games were recognized in a semiformal event at the Carlton.

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CANNES - What's the true measure of success? At Thursday night's ECCSELL award ceremony held in the very posh Carlton Hotel, success was measured in terms of dollars and cents.

And who was the richest of them all?

Here's the lineup of ECCSELL (European Computers & Consoles Software Edutainment & Leisure Leaders) award winners and their revenues in Euros for 1998.

Gold AwardsHercules 15 million Euro +

Grand Theft Auto 17 million Euro +

Formula 1 98 20 million Euro +

Resident Evil 2 29 million Euro +

Flight Simulator 98 15 million Euro +

Age of Empires 15 million Euro +

V Rally 22 million Euro +

Anno 1602 15 million Euro +

Colin McRae Rally 30 million Euro +

TOCA Touring Car 21 million Euro +

Tomb Raider II 39 million Euro +

Tomb Raider 26 million Euro +

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines 16 million Euro +

World Cup 98 48 million Euro +

FIFA: Road to the World Cup 98 37 million Euro +

Tekken 3 36 million Euro +

Spyro the Dragon 20 million Euro +

Crash Banicoot 17 million Euro +

Crash Bandicoot 3 15 million Euro +

The Legend of Zelda 39 million Euro +

Banjo & Kazooie 26 million Euro +

Super Mario 64 21 million Euro +

F1 World Grand Prix 20 million Euro +

GoldenEye 007 19 million Euro +

Diddy Kong Racing 15 million Euro +

FIFA 99 50 million Euro +

Platinum AwardsGran Turismo 66 million Euro +

Tomb Raider III68 million Euro +

With the Euro valued at about US$1.13, Tomb Raider earned about US$74 million, while Formula 1 98 earned about $22 million in the European marketplace.

Notice that seven of the 28 awarded games are Nintendo games - the highest number of awards for any one company.

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