NPD sales figures for U.S. game retail sales hit a record $10.5 billion in 2005 thanks to strong sales of handheld hardware, software and accessories. This is a 6% increase over 2004's results, which came in at $9.9. billion.

Hardware releasesEdit


  • Total - $10.5 billion [1] (+6% YOY) ($11.5 billion [2] including PC games)
  • Hardware -
    • Consoles -
    • Portable - $1.4 billion
  • Accessories -

PC games - $953 million [3]

Hardware salesEdit

The Xbox 360 was introduced in November and sold 326K that month and another 281K in December for a total of 607K, despite massive shortages.

Monthly sales figuresEdit

Top 10 yearlysoftware salesEdit

Source: NPD

  1. Madden NFL 06 (PS2), Electronic Arts, over 2.9 million sold
  2. Pokemon Emerald (GBA), Nintendo of America, over 1.7 million sold
  3. Gran Turismo 4 (PS2), SCEA, over 1.5 million sold
  4. Madden NFL 06 (Xbox), Electronic Arts, over 1.2 million sold
  5. NCAA Football 06 (PS2), Electronic Arts, over 1.1 million sold
  6. Star Wars: Battlefront II (PS2), LucasArts, over 1 million sold
  7. MVP Baseball 2005 (PS2), Electronic Arts, over 970,000 sold
  8. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (PS2), LucasArts, over 930,000 sold
  9. NBA Live 06 (PS2), Electronic Arts, over 820,000 sold
  10. LEGO Star Wars (PS2), Eidos, over 800,000 sold


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