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2/7/2002 1:27:32 AM |
Games & Hardware Record Sales U.S.


According to market research firm NPD, U.S. sales of video games and related hardware reached $9.4 billion in 2001, shattering 1999's record of $6.9 billion and topping the Hollywood box office total of $8.4 billion. Game console sales rose 120 percent by dollar value and increased 39 percent in unit terms. Sales of game software reached $6 billion in 2001, up from $5.4 billion in 2000. Best selling console game was Take-Two's "Grand Theft Auto 3," which sold 2 million copies since its release in October of 2001. Electronic Arts Inc.'s PC game "The Sims" sold 2.6 million copies since its launch and spawned a number of expansion packs. Top publisher for consoles and handhelds for the year was Nintendo of America with three top-10 titles for Game Boy handheld line. Playstation 2 dominated the top 10 charts with seven titles, five of which were from Electronic Arts. EA also dominated PC top 10 list with six titles, four of which were "Sims"-related.

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