The Best-Selling Games of 2000

The best-selling games of 2000 in North America by console, as compiled by industry sales tracking service PC Data.

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PC Data has provided GameSpot with the top ten selling games for the entire 2000 sales year for each of the console platforms - the Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2, the Nintendo 64, and the Sega Dreamcast. According to the PC Data composite sales numbers, Pokémon Stadium was the best-selling game of the year across all platforms with a total of 1.7 million units sold. Activision's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on the PlayStation took the second spot with 1.5 million units, and the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, also on the PlayStation, came in third overall with 1.3 million units. Interestingly, only six games passed the 1 million units sold mark in 2000, according to PC Data. Along with the ones already mentioned, Gran Turismo 2 (PS), The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64), and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater on the Nintendo 64 were all million sellers.

EA's Madden NFL 2001 was the best-selling PlayStation 2 game, while its Dreamcast counterpart, NFL 2K1, despite being on the market only since September, was the best-selling game in 2000 for Sega's next-generation console with close to 1 million units sold. The entire PC Data sales charts for 2000 are listed below. Although most of the games listed were released in 2000, some, like Gran Turismo 2, were released in late 1999 with majority of their sales occurring in 2000. For those games, only the units sold in 2000 are represented.

Top Five Selling Games of the Year 2000

Rank / Title / Publisher / Platform / Units Sold
1 / Pokémon Stadium / Nintendo / N64 / 1,701,820
2 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 / Activision / PlayStation / 1,553,269
3 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater / Activision / PlayStation / 1,300,029
4 / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask / Nintendo / N64 / 1,206,489
5 / Gran Turismo 2 / Sony / PlayStation / 1,155,469

Top Ten Selling PlayStation 2 Games in 2000

Rank / Title / Publisher / Units Sold
1 / Madden NFL 2001 / Electronic Arts / 661,140
2 / Tekken Tag Tournament / Namco / 331,371
3 / SSX / Electronic Arts / 326,751
4 / NHL 2001 / Electronic Arts / 186,434
5 / Ridge Racer V / Namco / 124,951
6 / Midnight Club: Street Racing / Rockstar Games / 120,857
7 / Smuggler's Run / Rockstar Games / 120,606
8 / Summoner / THQ / 117,409
9 / TimeSplitters / Eidos / 115,680
10 / Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore / Tecmo / 108,869

Top Ten Selling PlayStation Games in 2000

Rank / Title / Publisher / Units Sold
1 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 / Activision / 1,553,269
2 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater / Activision / 1,300,029
3 / Gran Turismo 2 / Sony / 1,155,469
4 / Madden NFL 2001 / Electronic Arts / 990,914
5 / Final Fantasy IX / Square EA / 987,354
6 / WWF Smackdown! / THQ / 976,143
7 / Driver 2 / Infogrames / 804,447
8 / WWF Smackdown! 2: Know Your Role / THQ / 759,620
9 / Syphon Filter 2 / 989 Studios / 711,997
10 / Driver / Infogrames / 675,446

Top Ten Selling Dreamcast Games in 2000

Rank / Title / Publisher / Units Sold
1 / NFL 2K1 / Sega / 901,791
2 / Crazy Taxi / Sega / 745,417
3 / NBA 2K1 / Sega / 504,429
4 / Shenmue / Sega / 461,374
5 / Resident Evil: Code Veronica / Capcom / 442,406
6 / NHL 2K / Sega / 348,511
7 / World Series Baseball 2K1 / Sega / 347,026
8 / Sonic Adventure / Sega / 328,303
9 / NBA 2K / Sega / 311,283
10 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 / Activision / 286,063

Top Ten Selling Nintendo 64 Games in 2000

Rank / Title / Publisher / Units Sold
1 / Pokémon Stadium / Nintendo / 1,701,820
2 / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask / Nintendo / 1,206,489
3 / Tony Hawk's Pro Skater / Activision / 1,007,806
4 / Perfect Dark / Nintendo / 940,963
5 / WWF No Mercy / THQ / 764,737
6 / Mario Party 2 / Nintendo / 702,054
7 / Star Wars: Episode I: Racer / Nintendo / 632,143
8 / The World Is Not Enough / Electronic Arts / 517,694
9 / Mario Tennis / Nintendo / 503,200
10 / Donkey Kong 64 / THQ / 499,294

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