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The biggest video game launches in the United States according to their first launch month using NPD sales data.

Biggest video game launchEdit

For sources, click on the corresponding link in the Date column
Title Units sold System Date
GTA V 29 million PS3 / Xbox 360 17 September 2013
Halo 3 3.30 million Xbox 360 September 25, 2007
Grand Theft Auto IV 2.85 million (1.85m for X360, 1.0m for PS3) Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 NPD April 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2.7 million Wii NPD March 2008
Halo 2 2.4 million (one day) [1] Xbox NPD November 2004
Madden NFL 09 2.3 million PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, NDS NPD August 2008
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2.06 million [2] PS2 October 26, 2004
Call of Duty 4 2.04 million (1.57m 360, 444K PS3) Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3/PC NPD November 2007
Call of Duty: World at War ~2.0 million X360 / PS3/PC NPD November 2008
Madden NFL 08 2.0 million 8 consoles, including PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Wii NPD August 2007
Madden NFL 07 2.0 million (one week) [source] 8 consoles August 2006
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl 1.757 million Nintendo DS NPD June 2007
Gears of War 2 1.56 X360 NPD November 2008
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City greater than 1.5 million PlayStation 2 October 27, 2002
Resident Evil 5 ~1.5 million PS3 / X360 NPD March 2009
Pokemon Gold and Silver 1,4 million (one week) [3] Game Boy Color October 15, 2000
Assassin's Creed 1.357 million (980K X360, 377K PS3) Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 NPD November 2007
Watch_Dogs ~1.25 million Xbox 360/ Playstation 3/ Playstation 4/ Xbox One/ PC NPD May 2014
Guitar Hero III 1.172m PS2, PS3, 360, Wii NPD October 2007
Mario Kart Wii 1.12 million Wii NPD April 2008
Super Mario Galaxy 1.12 million Wii NPD November 2007
God of war III 1.1 Million PlayStation 3 NPD March 2010
Gears of War 1 million Xbox 360 NPD December 2006
Metal Gear Solid 4 1 million (including bundled units) PlayStation 3

NPD June 2008

Other gamesEdit

These games possibly sold 1 million or more in its first month.

  • Final Fantasy X
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 (released in holiday month, November)
  • God of War III
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Tiberian Sun
  • The Last Of Us

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


Best selling video games
Worldwide sales · Gross revenue

United States · Japan · Franchises · Best selling new IPs · Seventh generation · Sixth generation
Nintendo · Capcom · Ubisoft · Square Enix · Blizzard · Konami · Sega

See also: Best selling games · Best selling franchises

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