Best-selling Games of 2006

We have all seen and read those ‘top 10 of 2006’ lists, but, besides editorial GOTY awards, which games have been the most important of 2006? USA Today has the answer: it lists the ten best-selling games of the past year, which unsurprisingly includes three EA titles. The best-selling title is obviously a sports game – Madden NFL 07 -followed by New Super Mario Bros. and Kingdom Hearts II. Rockstar sneaked in GTA: Liberty City Stories; Square Enix got in Final Fantasy XII and the aforementioned Disney-RPG; and Ubi got one of the coveted spots with GRAW. Hyped to be the ‘system-seller’ for Xbox 360, Gears of War sold well enough in just two months to guarantee itself a spot as one of the best-selling games of 2006. There are already talks of a sequel, as well as a trilogy.

Here’s the full list, with platform and publisher:

  1. Madden NFL 07 (PS2) EA
  2. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) Nintendo
  3. Kingdom Hearts II (PS2) Square Enix
  4. Gears of War (Xbox 360) Microsoft
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (Xbox 360) Ubisoft
  6. Final Fantasy XII (PS2) Square Enix
  7. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2) Rockstar
  8. NCAA Football 07 (PS2) EA
  9. Madden NFL 07 (Xbox 360) EA
  10. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS) Nintendo


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