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Game Sales Charts / Top Selling PC and Console Games of 2003
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chairmansteve
January 27, 2004 - 4:06:28pm1 of 5
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Top 10 Selling PC Games of 2003
1) The Sims: Superstar (EA)
2) The Sims Deluxe (EA)
3) Command & Conquer Generals (EA)
4) Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (Vivendi Universal)
5) The Sims: Makin' Magic (EA)
6) The Sims: Unleashed (EA)
7) Sim City 4 (EA)
8) Call of Duty (Activision)
9) Age of Mythology (Microsoft)
10) Battlefield 1942 (EA)

Top 10 Selling Console Games of 2003
1) PS2 - Madden NFL 2004 (EA)
2) GBA - Pokemon Ruby (Nintendo)
3) GBA - Pokemon Sapphire (Nintendo)
4) PS2 - Need for Speed Underground (EA)
5) NGC - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo)
6) PS2 - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Rockstar)
7) NGC - Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Nintendo)
8) PS2 - Tony Hawk's Underground (Activision)
9) PS2 - Enter the Matrix (Atari)
10) PS2 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (EA)

http://npd.com/press/releases/press_040126a.htm

According to leading marketing information provider, The NPD Group, retail sales of U.S. video games, which includes portable and console hardware, software and accessories, remained largely unchanged over the previous year’s record-breaking performance. The console industry saw sales figures fall 2.7 percent to $10 billion in 2003 compared to $10.3 billion in 2002.

The PC game software industry showed signs of slowing down, with revenues from retail sales down 14 percent, topping $1.2 billion in sales in 2003 versus $1.4 billion in 2002. The total console, portable and PC game industry was $11.2 billion, just 4 percent off the record $11.7 billion in 2002.
Since most of the major PC titles moved to 2004, we could see some increase in PC game sales for 2004.
PirateGuy
January 27, 2004 - 4:13:50pm2 of 5
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C&C Generals sold more than WarCraft 3? I'm shocked, but I'm glad because Generals is a really fun RTS. Here's hoping another Generals sequel.
chairmansteve
January 27, 2004 - 4:25:27pm3 of 5
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C&C Generals sold more than the WC3 Expansion Pack (The Frozen Throne). Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos was a 2002 game.
boggyb
January 27, 2004 - 4:29:43pm4 of 5
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I'm unsuprised by that list. Sad to see so many Sims games there though :(
pjbliverpool
January 28, 2004 - 5:07:12am5 of 5
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Those figures are pretty cool.

Correct me if im wrong but does that mean that the combined sales of every console including handhelds with both hardware and software topped out at $10 billion, while pc games sales alone came in at $1.2 billion?

That seems to me like an extremely good showing from the pc.
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