Madden NFL Tops The Overall Sales Charts In Q3
What game has been the best seller this past quarter? The answer might be hard to believe, but it appears that the Madden NFL 09 managed to score a touchdown on the first position in the top.
November 11, 2008
Madden NFL 09 sold 2,958,000 units in the US, out of a total of 2,994,000. Sales in the rest of the world are, as expected, mostly insignificant, with UK selling 35,000 copies and Japan just 1,000.
The runner-up has things a bit more balanced: Wii Fit sold a total of 2,089,000 units. More than half was still based on the US market, but significant figures are being reported from the U.K.:(460,000) and Japan (346,000).
The bronze medal went to LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its 1,738,000 troopers (U.S.- 1,417,000, U.K. - 321,000). Interesting enough, the Force game was not far away from Pokemon Platinum (1,482,000 units), a Japan-only release.
The last one in the top and really envious on Pokemon Platinum's success is Mario Kart Wii. A total of 1,468,000 units. So near and yet, so far. 856,000 were sold in the US, UK pushed off around 394,000 boxes, while Japan's final figures were of 218,000 units.