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According to NPD sales data, 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.

RevenuesEdit

  • Total - $10 billion (-2.7% YOY) ($11.2 billion including PC games)
  • Software - $5.8 billion
  • PC games - $1.2 billion

Top 10 software salesEdit

2003 Top 10 Console Video Game Titles, Sorted By Units

 RANK       TITLE        PLATFORM       PUBLISHER       RELEASE   ARP
                                                          DATE
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  1    MADDEN NFL 2004      PS2      ELECTRONIC ARTS     AUG'03   $49
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  2     POKEMON RUBY        GBA    NINTENDO OF AMERICA   MAR'03   $31
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  3   POKEMON SAPPHIRE      GBA    NINTENDO OF AMERICA   MAR'03   $31
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        NEED SPEED:
  4     UNDERGROUND         PS2      ELECTRONIC ARTS     NOV'03   $49
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      ZELDA: THE WIND
  5       WAKER             GCN    NINTENDO OF AMERICA   MAR'03   $47
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      GRAND THEFT AUTO:
  6      VICE CITY          PS2      ROCKSTAR GAMES      OCT'02   $41
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  7  MARIO KART: DOUBLE     GCN    NINTENDO OF AMERICA   NOV'03   $49
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       TONY HAWK
  8     UNDERGROUND         PS2        ACTIVISION        OCT'03   $47
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  9   ENTER THE MATRIX      PS2          ATARI           MAY'03   $46
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 10  MEDAL HONOR RISING     PS2      ELECTRONIC ARTS     NOV'03   $49
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Source: The NPD Group / NPD Funworld(R) / TRSTS(R)

Top 10 PC gamesEdit

Source
1 - THE SIMS: SUPERSTAR EXPANSION PACK - WIN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 - THE SIMS DELUXE - WIN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 - COMMAND & CONQUER: GENERALS - WIN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 - WARCRAFT III: FROZEN THRONE EXPANSION PACK - WIN - VIVENDI
5 - THE SIMS: MAKIN' MAGIC EXPANSION PACK - WIN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
6 - THE SIMS: UNLEASHED EXPANSION PACK - WIN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
7 - SIM CITY 4 - WIN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 - CALL OF DUTY - WIN - ACTIVISION
9 - MS AGE OF MYTHOLOGY - WIN - MICROSOFT
10 - BATTLEFIELD 1942 - WIN - ELECTRONIC ARTS 

Monthly chartsEdit

External linksEdit



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