The PlayStation 2 and the Xbox 360 had a pretty good year with game sales. This news comes on the heals of PlayStation 2′s surprising sales showing.
Of course Madden topped the charts as usual. Of some surprise is the number of Super Mario Bros. games sold for the Nintendo DS. The Super Mario franchise continues to shine and Mario apparently ages very well. Another interesting sales figure is for the Brain Age title. Not a game so much as a series of brain teasers and mental exercises developed by Japanese neuro-scientist Ryuta Kawashima, the title’s strong showing gives us evidence that video games do make you smarter!
|PS2||MADDEN NFL 07||ELECTRONIC ARTS||2.8|
|NDS||NEW SUPER MARIO BROS||NINTENDO||2.0|
|360||GEARS OF WAR||MICROSOFT||1.8|
|PS2||KINGDOM HEARTS II||SQUARE ENIX||1.7|
|PS2||GUITAR HERO 2 W/GUITAR||ACTIVISION||1.3|
|PS2||FINAL FANTASY XII||SQUARE ENIX||1.3|
|NDS||BRAIN AGE: TRAIN YOUR BRAIN||NINTENDO||1.1|
|360||MADDEN NFL 07||ELECTRONIC ARTS||1.1|
|360||TOM CLANCY’S GRAW||UBISOFT||1.0|
|PS2||NCAA FOOTBALL 07||ELECTRONIC ARTS||1.0|
|* In millions|
[Source: NPD Group]