US console charts: September 11-17

The Force is strong with Lego Star Wars II as four versions take residence on's top-10 list; Brains nowhere to be found.


It takes a huge property to dominate sales charts in the game industry. This week, two behemoth licenses jumped into the sales battle to take on's top 10 list of best-selling games. Unfortunately for other games trying to get onto the list, both properties were in the same game.

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy bumped off a few top-10 list mainstays, sending all but two editions of Madden NFL 07 and Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day packing. The LucasArts game took four spots in the top 10, including the number one spot with the PlayStation 2 edition. The GameCube edition of Lego Star Wars II gave a rare appearance for the platform at number five, followed by the Xbox edition at six and the Xbox 360 version at eight.

Madden NFL 07 continued to show why it's an annual juggernaut, with its PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 versions landing in second and seventh, respectively.

The DS, which enjoyed outstanding sales this past spring and summer, had four games in the list. Star Fox Command led the charge in third, New Super Mario Bros. fell to fourth, Mario Kart DS slid to ninth, and Animal Crossing: Wild World placed 10th. As noted above, Brain Age failed to make the top 10 list.

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